Billy Chi

Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience. 
My name is Billy Chi.  I was born in 1984 and grew up in a small town in the USA.  I have always been interested in playing music and started playing guitar at age 11.

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Tell us about your music career, band name, musical background, experience and skills. 
I’ve been playing gigs since I was 14 playing in various bands with friends.  I started out playing classic rock from the 60s-present day and played in all sorts of cover and original bands.  I didn’t start going into classical and jazz until I went to school for music where I learned classical.  I have since mostly am self taught in jazz, but I took a few classes here and there in jazz theory and performance.  I am currently promoting my upcoming EP titled “Solo,” which will be released on 1/4/18.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song. 
My upcoming EP titled “Solo,” is a solo jazz guitar album that features some original instrument tunes that I made up recently.  The single for my EP titled “One Last Dance” is a programmatic piece that tries to describe two dancers dancing.  The piece itself is in 6/8 time with a light melody motif that dances in and out of the harmonic structure.

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business. 
I’ve had many ups and downs with my music career, but I feel that every obstacle I have overcome has made me a better musician.  I had to teach myself how to read music and to apply it to the guitar to get in music school.  I also self learned most of my jazz playing because in the beginning I kept failing auditions to play in school jazz ensembles/groups at the time.  I developed a hand injury that really made me reevaluate my playing, which helped me concentrate on my writing/arranging skills.  It also made me realize what I enjoyed about music and the type of music I wanted to play and share with everyone.

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Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot. 
I am a solo act, so it’s just me and the guitar!  I’m very DIY and am my own music editor/mixer, producer, video editor, booking agent, etc.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal. 
I’ve been playing guitar since I was a kid and always enjoyed expressing myself through music.  I have played in various bands throughout the years and have played all sorts of gigs in different venues.  I am hoping to create and perform music that everyone can enjoy.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing. 
I’ve always had the urge to create and express myself through music.  I have found a lot of joy and happiness in playing and creating music, and I just want to share that happiness with others.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song. 
Quirky Repetition that is still approachable and easy to listen to!

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there. 

I am truly grateful for all the support and comments about my music; Thank you!

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist. 
Don’t be afraid to find your own voice in music.

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List Radio or TV Stations that are airing your songs and blogs that have featured you as well and send message to them via this platform. 

I’d like to thank EarToGroundMusic.co for doing a review of my single!

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio. 
For the writing of this EP I started with the melody and developed it against the harmonic structure.

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Name five biggest artists that you like. 
1.  Joe Pass

2. Earl Klugh

3. Vincente Amigo

4. Noel Gallagher

5.  Sigur Ros

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network. 

YouTube Channel

http://www.youtube.com/ billkchi

Instagram

http://www.instagram.com/ billychi.music

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/ billychimusic

Twitter

http://www.twitter.com/ bchi123

Tumblr

https://www.tumblr.com/blog/ billychi

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music. 
http://www.billychi.com/shop/

All of my arrangements and music for sale.

My EP will be released on all Major Platforms on 1/4/18 and will be for sale at my website on the same day.

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