“Big Bill” Reidy Solo
Folk, Blues, Pop, Rock, Swing, Country, R&B
Looking for entertainment that offers a little something for everyone? As a solo entertainer, Big Bill Reidy performs music from a wide variety of genres, including Blues, Folk, Pop, Classic Rock, Jazz Standards, Country, R&B, Oldies and Rock ‘n’ Roll. With his rich baritone voice, he sings the songs of music legends like James Taylor, Neil Diamond, Van Morrison, Gregg Allman, John Denver, Gordon Lightfoot, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and many others.
Big Bill entertains his audience with selected tunes from his vast song book and tailors his sets to the tastes of the audience. One day he might be performing his popular Neil Diamond Tribute act and the next day he’ll be doing a Rock ‘n’ Roll and Oldies set. And during the holidays he offers a Xmas set that includes carols as well as popular Xmas standards.
You can choose to have Big Bill perform a specific theme for your venue or event, such as “Neil Diamond Night” or “Salute to Swing” or “Grand Ol’ Country Night”, or he could provide a set that includes a variety of songs from each style of music. Whichever act you choose, your audience will thoroughly enjoy the show!
Bill Reidy is a singer and self-taught multi-instrumentalist who has been performing professionally since the early 1970s. He plays acoustic guitar, slide guitar, electric lead guitar, harmonica, percussion, trumpet and trombone. Over the years, he has performed with blues bands, rock bands, acoustic duos and as a solo performer. In addition, he has played a variety of instruments as a studio musician on the CDs of local musicians.
He has a deep appreciation for all types of music, including blues, jazz, classical, world music, R&B, gospel, folk, country, rock and bluegrass. His playing and singing have been influenced by the blues greats Elmore James, Buddy Guy and Junior Wells, jazz legends Louis Armstrong, Joe Williams and Billie Holiday as well as folk and country singer-songwriters, Tom Rush, Neil Diamond, Kris Kristofferson and Jerry Jeff Walker.
“I have been to several of Bill’s performances. His deep, strong voice, his skillful, beautiful guitar playing and overall musicianship and presence are all top notch. I notice at each venue that many people go up to him and give compliments and express how much they enjoy his music. I quickly became a huge Bill Reidy fan from the very first time I heard him on stage.” – Ellie H., Mattapoisett, MA