"Melodic pop that runs with both shoe laces untied." This is the best way to describe Billy Schafer's music. Billy writes hook-filled tunes that chase themes of love and dreams with earnest abandon.

Born in Houston, Texas, Billy began as a drummer but was soon drawn to the guitar by his admiration of troubadour heroes like Buddy Holly, John Lennon, and Elliot Smith. "They inspire me to write music that's catchy but not cloy, simple yet smart."

Billy's passion for crafting compelling songs is winning him fans and awards. In April 2008, he won "Best Song Award" in a West Coast Songwriters Competition. A few months later, his song "The Dream is Alive" was one of 12 songs chosen by the Acoustic Fuel record label for a compilation dedicated to music with an empowering message. This same song will be featured in the upcoming documentary film "The California Triple."

Billy plays regularly throughout the Bay Area in venues such as Hotel Utah and the Fillmore Poster Room.

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My music is now available on Pandora. I was stoked to see Brett Dennen and Ron Sexsmith in the like-artist stream!
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