August 03, 2015
Billy Manzik's journey began where Highway 61 ends - in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The soundtrack for his childhood was provided by his guitar-slinging, country singing mother, and her love of all things sound. His 2007 debut recording, 'Billy Manzik', received extensive radio play across Canada and abroad, charting well on college radio, as well being featured on CBC Radio's "Key Of A". His performance at the 2008 Alberta Songwriter Sessions was recorded and broadcast nationally on CBC. He and his band were invited to kick off the 2008 Juno Awards (Canada's Grammy awards) with a spirited performance at their awards reception.
Billy Manzik's new album, 'AllTogetherNow', is music for modern times. It was produced by Chris Wardman (The Tragically Hip, Randy Bachman, The Watchmen, among others) in Toronto, Canada. Diverse music with plenty of energy, hope, a touch of melancholy, but mostly, just plain fun.
'AllTogetherNow' was created by a seasoned group of accomplished musicians, with noted piano/keyboardist Geoff Hilhorst (Deep Dark Woods) lending his hands in the shaping of it's sound. It is a modern, roots-rock take on our changing times. Aware, without dispair.