Nothing speaks soul like the penetrating rhythm and blues of Billy Buchanan's music. His passion for music has taken him from the small town of St. Augustine to over 25 countries overseas. His music touches the hearts of his fans with real experiences. ”

— I Want A Buzz Magazine

Billy Buchanan Bio

Looking for a dynamic entertainer for your next event?! Look no further! Billy Buchanan, The Ambassador of Rock 'n Soul, will have you swinging and swaying through the decades, from the 50's to the 80's and beyond. From Ray Charles, to James Brown, to The Temptations, to Stevie Wonder, To Prince, Billy's only objective is to keep you on the dance floor. Born and raised in Cleveland, OH, the city where DJ Alan Freed first coined the phrase "Rock and Roll", Billy Buchanan has a deep musical heritage. Digging into his father's LPs at a very young age, he became a disciple of all the soul, blues, and rock trailblazers. He is also an exceptional, award winning songwriter, and in his original music, you can hear the backbeat rhythms and musical influences of all the artists he admires. He performs solo or with his band, 'Billy Buchanan & his Rock 'n Soul Revue', behind him. His latest album, "Live! Act 1" was released in November 2019. See a description of his various shows in the pictures below. Go to BillyBuchanan.org/contact to book one of his amazing shows! 

Sample Track ("The Pioneers")

Events

Ruth Eckerd Hall (Clearwater, FL)
IKEA Grand Opening (Jacksonville, FL) 
One Daytona (Daytona Beach, FL)
Florida Theatre (Jacksonville, FL)  *Tower of Power, Rock the Decade Events, Rocky Horror Picture Show*
Blue Crab Festival (Palatka, FL)
SeaWalk Music Festival (Jacksonville, FL)
Ponte Vedra Concert Hall (Ponte Vedra Beach, FL) *The Minneapolis Sound - Prince Tribute, The New Orleans Suspects*
Rhythm and Ribs (St. Augustine, FL)
One Spark (Jacksonville, FL)
Isle of Eight Flags Seafood Festival (Fernandina Beach, FL)
Deland Original Music Festival (Deland, FL)
Music Midtown (Atlanta, GA)
Bayfest (Mobille, AL)
Prince Tribute at Hemming Park (Jacksonville, FL)
450th Celebration / Ray Charles Tribute (St. Augustine, FL) 
Music By The Sea Festival (St. Augustine, FL)

Billy performs 200 to 250 dates a year. 

Billy has opened for or shared the stage with Jersey Boys on Tour, Tower of Power, Harry Connick Jr., Betty LaVette, The Four Tops, Josh Turner, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Brothers Osborne, David Ryan Harris, Morris Day and The Time, Chaka Khan, Shawn Mullins, Sixpence None The Richer, JohnnySwim, The New Orleans Suspects, The Atlanta Rhythm Section, Joy Williams (from The Civil Wars), Super Cat, G Love and Special Sauce, 24-7 Spyz, Switchfoot, Extreme, KC & The Sunshine Band, Funky Meters, P.O.D, N'Dea Davenport (from The Brand New Heavies), Skillet,  Alice In Chains, Rebecca St. James, Salt-n-Pepa, and Jennifer Nettles (from Sugarland), to name a few.

Press

"When Billy Buchanan's music permeates the dancehall, you can't help but get up and dance". - Folio Weekly 
 
"When it comes to innovation, and expanding musical horizons, Billy Buchanan is one of the premiere purveyors of music in our region". - Narrow Magazine

"Billy Buchanan is a vibrant frontman who makes each track a statement of faith and hope". - Billboard Magazine

"It's been said "If you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life". If that's true, then musician (and educator) Billy Buchanan is the busiest unemployed man in St. Augustine." - St. Augustine Social 

Media