Billy’s Band is a Russian band from St. Petersburg founded in 2001 by Billy Novick and Andrey Reznikov. The band began their creative journey by embarking on an adventurous tour across Germany. The musicians played for a month in clubs and on the streets of Berlin, Hamburg and Munich. Returning to Russia as a full-fledged and well-coordinated band, the group began to conquer their native country, performing in St. Petersburg and Moscow, mastering theatrical stage and taking part in festivals.
At the annual Night Life Awards ceremony in February 2004, dedicated to the achievements in St. Petersburg and Moscow’s club scene, Billy’s Band was recognized as the best club group of 2003; and in March 2004, the group was awarded the PoboRoll Prize in the category “Breakthrough 2003”, set up to promote achievements in the field of live music.
The musicians quickly gained widespread popularity in their homeland, after which Billy’s Band decided to expand their concert range not only inside their native country, but also outside it with the help of successful tours in Estonia and Finland, Germany and Latvia.
In 2006, the band set off to conquer the USA, where it successfully performed with concerts in San Francisco, San Diego, Boston and New York. The band’s concert programme, being seasoned with revelations about life, soulful observations and urban legends, and having revived the style developed by Waits, has created a special memorable image and style of the group.