Billy Watman

 

Billy is an award winning 17 year old Anglo-Brazilian classical / fingerstyle guitarist, inspired by the likes of Rodrigo y Gabriela, Tommy Emmanuel, Mike Oldfield and Paco De Lucia.

In 2016, he appeared on ‘Guitar Star’ - a guitar based talent show open to all ages and genres for Sky Arts TV, which was broadcast in Europe, Australia and South America.

In 2016 he graced the main stage of Towersey Festival along with Midge Ure and Billy Bragg.  In 2017 he supported virtuoso acoustic guitarist Jon Gomm at London’s Bush Hall, performed at numerous UK and European festivals, including ‘Musikmesse’ (Frankfurt), ‘The Acoustic Festival of Britain’, the iconic ‘Ullapool Guitar Festival’ (Scotland) and ‘The Henley Festival’ - on the same bill as The Pet Shop Boys and Chaka Khan.