vocalist   songwriter   keyboardist   arranger   producer

May 03, 2020

where do I start.......

I was going to write about twenty entries dated randomly over the last year and a half to cover the gap since my last entry - make it look like I've been posting regularly. I was going to talk about the touring with Herb, Lani, and Burt, other projects and collaborators, the wonderful time I'm having learning to be a teacher at APU and the ways it's made me a better musician, musical things that Mari and I are both up to, the food she's cooking (OMG, the food she's cooking), my regular gig at the gorgeous/elegant/imperfect-but-still-pretty-wonderful Vibrato, my favorite club in LA, no make that the world.

Can't do it. I give.

None of us have ever experienced anything like this in our lifetime, obviously. There's nothing listed on the upcoming concerts page as the entire rest of the year, dozens of shows, are either cancelled or postponed into the not quite foreseeable future.

So here we are. Years ago, Mari and I started a company called GIC Productions. GIC stood (and stands) for God's In Control. And that's kind of all I have to say on the matter. At the risk of getting all spiritual on you, in the midst of fear, tragedy, confusion, whiplash highs and lows of all sorts, and information that changes hourly - some things don't change. I get my peace, joy, inspiration, and reason to live from God, Jesus Christ, and their partner in the firm, the Holy Spirit. That's what keeps me going at the end of the day, especially when I can't remember what day it is.

Anyway, onward and upward. If you're reading this, in some way you've heard of me and my music, for which I thank you for the bottom of my heart. More than I can say. There will be new music coming (at some point!) and we look forward to sharing it with you.

Carry on.

GIC.

November 16, 2018

Nice to be home

Been doing a lot of traveling this year (see the calendar page for a record of where 2018 has taken me) but I must say that it's also just nice to be home for a season. Writing for new projects with Mark Winkler, putting new music together for several other artists, doing the monthly shows at Vibrato - and looking forward to new opportunities for interesting music-making on the horizon....

June 18, 2018

Welcome to the new website!

Bill's website is being overhauled and it's packed with new features, including audio and video clips, updated info on live appearances, and much more. It's a work in progress and more will be added all the time.....

May 03, 2018

Teaching at APU!

Since Sept. 2017, I've been teaching private voice and piano at Azusa Pacific University as part of their Commercial Music program. It's been a blast and I am pleased to be working alongside some incredibly talented people, students and faculty alike.....

April 23, 2018

Some interesting projects I've been a part of recently: recording new tracks w/the amazing Norwegian vocalist Sissel; continuing to tour with Herb Alpert/Lani Hall and Burt Bacharach; live performances in LA accompanying legendary lyricist/singer Alan Bergman; plus  I was part of a choir of singers in the Justin Timberlake/Chris Stapleton live-in-one-take video for "Say Something".  Blink and you'll miss me. (Literally - blink and you will miss me. But it was great fun.)  

December 08, 2017

I'm featured playing piano on a new track from Josh Groban - a duet with Tony Bennett, singing the Vince Guaraldi-Lee Mendelson classic "Christmas Time Is Here". Produced by Bernie Herms and recorded in Capitol Studio A. With Brian Bromberg, Dean Parks, and Ralph Humphreys. Doesn't get better than that....

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