When I came from Lagos (Nigeria) to San Francisco (Bilbao)
life was tough here or there.
I did not mind, I had a purpose in my life:
to fight the system that fucks up everyday of our life. Back in my hometown,
I was an unknown songwriter
but, as soon as I arrived to the streets of Bilbao, I discovered Punk Rock.
It had energy and attitude and was exactly what I needed.
Next thing was to get a band.
I found out the most primitive drummer in Bilbao, Alberto Lopez
(ex-La Secta, ex-Yogur, ex-Atom-Rhumba), and the noisiest
guitarrists around, Mattin & Xabier Erkizia (ex-Gutariko Bat). The band was formed under my
name, it could not have been any other way.
These songs go beyond what rock and roll is and what it could be, in fact they are
the degenereation of Rock&Roll against the regeneration
of Bilbao.


Billy Bao
Bilbao Dec 2004





Releases:

"Lagos Sessions"  December 2015 2LP Munster Records (Madrid), CD Night School Records (Glasgow) Reviews
"Communisation"
12"  December 2015 Insuline Adicted (Skopje) Fuck Yoga (Skopje) Lisent and Reviews download
"Buildings from Bilbao" LP  November 2012 Burka for Everybody (Valencia) Terminal Picnic (Albacete) Reviews listen and download: archive.org
"Urban Disease" LP  released March 2010 Pan Act (Berlin) Reviews Download: from WFMU
"I am going to kill all the rich man" cassette release August 2009 Drone Errant  (USA)  Download: zip
"MAY 08"
LP & CD  released  June 2009 on Parts Unknown (New York, U.S.A) Info & reviews Dowload: zip
"Sacrilege"  CD  released March  2009 on Afterburn (Melbourne) Info & Reviews Download: zip
"Accumulation" 7" released February 2008 on Xerox Musik (London) Info & reviews Download: zip
"Dialectics of Shit"
LP released February 2008 on Parts Unknown (New York, U.S.A) Info & reviews Download: zip
"Fuck Separation" EP released  November 2007 on S-S records (Sacramento, U.S.A) Reviews Download: zip
"Auxilio" CDR released  February 2006 on Herbal Live Series (Malasya) Download: 1 Info & reviews
"Rock & Roll Granulator" CD released November 2005 on w.m.o/r  (Bilbao) Download: 1, 2, 3, 4 Info & reviews
"Bilbo's Incinerator" 7" released February 2005 on w.m.o/r  (Bilbao) Download: 1, 2, 3   Info & reviews


Articles and Interviews


Concerts:

12 August 2016, BILLY BAO, L'ENSEMBLE, Txiringuito de Ereaga, Algorta
11 April 2016 Billy Bao, Cafe Oto, London
8-10 April 2016 GRAHAM LAMBKIN + ASTOR, INGA COPELAND, SENSATIONAL, BILLY BAO... COUNTER FLOWS FESTIVAL, Glasgow
19 December 2015, JAVIER CORCOBADO + AINTZANE ARANGUENA, A=B, LOTY NEGARTI, BILLY BAO...ZARATA FEST, Hika Ateneo, Bilbao
9 August 2014, Bakelite + Mikel Uraken + Joseba Irazoki + Billy Bao + Edy Maracas , Bakio Sound, Bakio
20 July 2014, Billy Bao + Putan Club, Ibu Hots, Vitoria/Gazteiz
12 July 2014 Al Karpenter + Billy Bao, Sentinel Rock Club, Erandio
3 March 2013 Billy Bao + Nina Power + Consumer Electronics + "          " [sic] Time Goldie,.. ABJECT BLOC 2013, Limehouse Townhall, London
2 March 2013 Billy Bao + Sons of God + La Ligne Claire + Sleafords Mods... KRAAK Festival, Aalst
4 August 2012, MRB | AMM III, Arteleku, Donostia
17 June 2009 Billy Bao + Sudden Infant, Instants Chavires, Paris
16 June 2009 Billy Bao + Sudden Infant + Alfredo Costa Monteiro & Pascal Battus, Les Trinitaires, Metz
10 April 2008, Billy Bao, villa de Bilbao, Bilborock, Bilbao
4 April 2008 Billy Bao, Galeria Parafernaila, Donostia
22 December 2007, Billy Bao + Karpenters. Bar Keseakaba, Bilbao
24 August 2007. Billy Bao + Lehn/Lovens + Agusti/Edwards/Sanders. Jazz Festival of Mulhouse
4 May 2007. Billy Bao + Jazkamer + Subtleturnhips. Sonic Protest Festival, Paris
20 February 2007. Billy Bao + Ramon Churruca + Kakofunk + Flama + Xedh & Tusuri + Maite Arroitajauregi & Ibonrg. Gaztetze de Barakaldo
3 October 2006. Billy Bao (with Tim Barnes, Margarida Garcia & Barry Weibslat), Brian Turner's Show, WFMU Radio, New Jersey
11 February 2006. Billy Bao + Paniks. Ketarri, Getaria
1 November 2005. Billy Bao + Heliogabalus + "          " [sic] Goldie + Dj Panos. Foundry, London
30 October 2005. Billy Bao + Baseline + Ramon Churruca + Txema MEM +++. MEM festival, Copenhagen
25 October 2005. Billy Bao (with Alan Courtis & Pablo Reche) + Monno. Pulimientos del Norte, Bilbao
23 October 2005. Billy Bao + Alan Courtis. Matadero de Bera
5 July 2005. Billy Bao. Cortes 29, Pulimientos del Norte, Bilbao
25 February 2005. Billy Bao + Paniks. Xurrut, Gorliz
January 2005. Billy Bao (with Jon Mantxizidor). Gazte Lokala Deusto, Bilbao
4 February 2005. Billy Bao + Grimorio. Gazte Lokala Deusto, Bilbao
5 December 2004. Billy Bao + Alan Vega + Act. MEM festival. Antzoki Bilbao.
10 July 2004. Billy Bao + Year Of No Light. Sala Kremlin. Bilbao





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