Ellie Goulding, Mott the Hoople, The Pretenders and countless other music professionals have come from the county, or made their home here, and now there is another name to add to the list, distance over time.
distance over time is singer, songwriter and musician Billy Lambert. Just turned 19, Billy grew up and lives in Hereford and is now starting to get wider media attention for his music, with two of his tracks having been selected and played on BBC Introducing in June and July. “I’ve been writing, singing and playing for quite a while, but the situation over the last few months has meant I have been able to put more time into recording” said Billy, “I record and produce my own material in my bedroom right now, but I really hope to be able get into a recording studio soon.” What about influences? “I have a really wide taste in music but The 1975, James Blake, Radiohead, Jon Bellion, Bon Iver, Radiohead and Richard Ashcroft are all favourites, but there’s so much good music out there.”
Billy has been accepted onto the song-writing and performance course at the illustrious BIMM (British Institute of Modern Music) in Bristol from September, which counts James Bay, Fontaines DC, George Ezra, Idles, Tom Odell andThe Kooks amongst the alumni. “I’m really excited about starting at BIMM, there are great facilities and fantastic connections to the music industry, and I’m looking forward to meeting other young musicians and developing my ideas, there is so much I want to do.”
distance over time have released 9 tracks so far; Catch Feelings, Come Over, dangerous, Trying Times, Lifetime, Moments, Bounced, Crazy and Vulnerable and you can find them all on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, Tidal and Deezer. You can watch music videos of Catch Feelings, Come Over and dangerous and find more information at distanceovertime.co.uk and follow Billy on Instagram for all the latest news and releases.