Billy Lockett

Billy Lockett

Event Time Tue 1st Oct at 7:00pm-Tue 1st Oct at 11:00pm
Event Location The Deaf Institute, Manchester
The Deaf Institute
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Billy Lockett

Hello I’m Billy Lockett. I’m a piano man. I grew up in a small town in the UK called Northampton with my crazy hippydad. He encouraged me to have a career in music. 

After a few years things started to happen,   was playlisted on Radio1 and went on tour supporting Birdy, Lana del Rey and KT Tunstall. Dad died. I stopped everything and came back home. 

Went off the rails a bit. Got a cat.  Spent the next 2 years in the cellar of my dad’s house writing songs. 

Grew an afro accidentally. Moved to probably the smallest room in London.  Played every open mic night in the city for a year.  Sold out my first headline show. Got signed.  Cut afro off.  Spent another 2 years writing.  

Went off the rails again. Got help. 

Performed on Made In Chelsea as Josh’s baby shower gift to Binky.... obviously. Toured with Lewis Capaldi and Electric Light Orchestra.

Put my own tour on sale. Sold it out.  Blew my mind. Broke upw ith my record label. Broke up with my Girlfriend.... well... she dumped me... (on WhatsApp!). Broke my heart. 

Movedback to my dad’s old house (with cat). Wrote and recorded an EP called Reset. Became mates with James Corden. Performed live on the Late Late Show. Got new managers. Wrote, recorded, performed and self-released a modern classical piano-only album. I t charted and got played on Classic FM. At the same time a DnB track I sang onwas getting played on Radio 1. Made History as the first artist to do that. Put Reflections EP together. Loved every song. Felt empowered. The songs were written during a darker time. But nowI ’m feeling really good. This EP is me reflecting on how far I’ve come, and to celebrate where I’m going .Set up a Patreon account and with the help of some amazing “super-fans” I recorded my first proper album title‘ Abington Grove’ which I recorded in my basement of my dad’s old house on that street.  Couldn’t be prouder of how it came out. Started releasing the singles from the album in June 2022.Went to the Big Apple, met everyone, got signed to a great US label, started releasing singles, got played on the radio all over the world. Hired bodyguards to keep crazy fans from trying to cut locks of my hair off when i'm shopping in Lidl. Become best friends with Beyonce. Buy a lifetime supply of pot noodles. Get asked by JustEat to feature in their nextadvert... (probably). That’s the story so far (and a little bit of what's probably going to happen very soon), follow me to see what happens next

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The Deaf Institute
135 Grosvenor St, Manchester M1 7HE, UK