Billy Grima is an award-nominated singer-songwriter living in the Caledon Hills of Ontario, Canada. Born in Blacktown, NSW Australia, Billy started writing at a very young age and was singing in a church choir by the age of 8 years old. At 15, Billy moved to Canada and settled in Toronto. Billy is a Josie Show Awards nominee, an Akademia Awards Winner, and a three-time 2015 International Music and Entertainment (IMEA) Award nominee, winning for Best AC Artist.
Billy Grima has 3 albums to his credit: I’m Just Standing , A Little Piece Of Heaven , and his latest, titled Sugar & Cream, produced and engineered by Pete Swann (Glass Tiger’s Alan Connely, Adrian and Justin Lifeson, sons of Rush’s Alex Lifeson). It’s really a shame that Billy Grima is not at the top of the charts right now. This album definitely proves that he has lot of talent. I can’t think of a song on “Sugar & Cream” that I will skip when I listen to it.
There is something about Billy’s voice that makes you feel that he is singing in the room with you, and quite possibly just for you. I’m no over-ecstatic fan; I am simply someone who appreciates an artist who actually gives of themselves when performing. Billy Grima quite possibly has the purest voice of any current AC artist and his music speaks to me.
Billy Grima is a stellar songwriter; an articulate, fascinating lyricist and master tunesmith, as well as has having one of the best vocal talents around. He can rock, he can seduce with soaring ballads, he can evoke tearful nostalgia, and he seems like a genuinely fine human being.
On “Sugar & Cream” Billy proves that he is an amazing artist right from the easy-going, uplifting opening track, “A Pleasure To Meet You”. His vocals are outstanding, especially on slower tracks like “Calendar Girl” or “I Miss You Baby”. His melodies are beautiful and tie perfectly together with his lyrics, as is confirmed on the tracks, “Living This Dream”, “Picture of You and Me” and “There With You”.
Billy is one of the most versatile and relatable artists out there and his talent is almost immeasurable. His songs have something for everyone. They rock; they soothe, and may even make you cry. Literally, every song is top-notch, and Billy’s vocals are at their very best.
The bold arrangements, the lyrics that sometimes verge on sentimentality, but never become obvious, the power of his voice – all add up to a remarkable collection of songs. Moreover, Billy’s vocal range and ability to emote are front and center where they should be, although, the instrumentation is really great too.
I’m not sure why I came to the table this late, considering that Billy Grima has been linked to the music industry for 40 years! However I won’t be leaving in a hurry, having discovered a voice that stamps music like a branding iron stamps leather, marking it with the power and charisma that never fails to impress every time he opens his mouth. The magnetism of Billy Grima’s voice is impressive, and is perhaps the greatest draw to “Sugar & Cream”.