Bill Bois




bassist / writer



Nashville


Writing

In spring 2022, I started writing for a new website called tnocs.com. My articles are listed below and there are more in the works. Stay tuned.

Music Theory For Non-Musicians, Series 5

Music Theory For Non-Musicians, Series 4

Music Theory For Non-Musicians, Series 3

Music Theory For Non-Musicians, Series 2

Music Theory For Non-Musicians, Series 1

Shows

Bill Bois

I'm a bassist and songwriter based in Nashville, TN.

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Upcoming Shows

Sun, Mar 3, 2024, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Duette at Brown's Diner, 2102 Blair Boulevard, Nashville TN


Past Shows

Bio

I'm the kind of guy who doesn't write his own website in the third person.

The first time I touched a bass guitar was when my high school jazz band held an open audition. I was the only one who showed up for the bass slot, so I got the gig.

The music director took me out in the hall and showed me three notes. I played those three notes on every song. Didn't matter what key the song was in, I knew those notes and so I played the hell out of them.

I like to think I've gotten better since then and have been fortunate enough to play with some great acts. See the complete list in the Past Shows section above.

I'm really proud of the Pussycat Doghouse album, Bananas. It's super fun and is getting a lot of airplay, notably on Bob's Ska Radio. I'm also playing occasionally with 60s pop group Duette.

These days, I'm writing for tnocs.com. Please see above for a list of articles.

Music

CDs and Downloads

Pussycat Doghouse - Bananas
Order at Bandcamp.
The debut album from Nashville's friendliest ska band, Pussycat Doghouse, featuring the hit "Ask For The Banana You Want."

"Fun-loving 2 Tone ska/pop is the order of the day on 'Bananas,' the impressive debut album by new US combo PUSSYCAT DOGHOUSE.... The 12 tunes on offer across 'Bananas' deliver super catchy upbeat rhythms & great sing-a-long choruses with strong male & female vocals." - Do The Dog Skazine #106

Bill Bois - Catalyst Soundtrack 2018 Remaster
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NEWLY REMASTERED! In 2007, I was asked to write an original soundtrack for a video game called Catalyst, which is available from Lost Luggage Studios. I was so happy with the results that I released the songs as an EP. This 2018 remaster is the first time it's been available for years and features longer versions of the songs and a bonus track.

The music is vaguely new age, somewhat smooth jazz, but mostly electronica. I tried to make it simultaneously soothing and exciting.

Duette - Call It A Day
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My pals Duette have recorded another song I wrote, this time with woodwind genius Patrick Mosser. Recorded remotely during the pandemic, it's the story of being too busy to fall in love.

Duette - A Little Bit Of Bourbon
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My pals Duette have recorded a version of a song I wrote. Mid-pandemic, I recorded the bass part at home and sent emailed it to them. Also, mid-pandemic, a little bit of bourbon is a good way to spend a quiet evening at home.

Ashley Chapman & The Strays - Guy Like You
Listen at at YouTube.
My fellow ex-Pussycat is back with her new single. Check out her love song to her dog, Brover.

Ashley Chapman & The Strays - Every Little Thing You Do
Watch and listen on YouTube.
My friend and former bandmate in Pussycat Doghouse, Ashley Chapman, is out with her new album. I recorded the bass for every song in my home studio during lockdown and haven't heard the final mixes until now. Fun rock pop!

Eight O'Five Jive - Swing Set
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Eight O'Five Jive's second album, Swing Set, won the 2017 Nashville Industry Music Award for Album Of The Year and earned an Honorable Mention in the 2017 Blues Blast Music Awards.

""Relentlessly fun both musically and lyrically, this is a terrific release that you need in your party blues collection." - Mark Smith, Jazz & Blues Report March/April 2017

Eight O'Five Jive - Too Many Men
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Too Many Men, Eight O'Five Jive's first ablum, was nominated for both the Blue Blast Music Awards New Artist Debut Album and Nashville Industry Music Awards Album Of The Year.

"Revivalists? Retro? Forget it. This music just turns timeless. Recommended!" - Moors Magazine

Seasons Of The Wolf - Once In A Blue Moon
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I play bass on two tracks, "In The Shadows" and "Alien Landscapes" on the fourth SOTW full-length album.

Seasons Of The Wolf - Last Act Of Defiance
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I co-wrote one track and play on another. It's their first record in 11 years!

X Takes The Square - Goddess Of Cool
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Goddess Of Cool features 13 songs, a Beatles cover, 18 musicians, 23 guitars, a dulcimer, various lengths of steel pipe, 9 chanting monks, 4 divas and a dentist. Think Garbage and No Doubt with a pinch of Nirvana, The Chemical Brothers and Sublime.

Auto Defiance - Damiana's Dream
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Orchestral alternative pop

Photos

Videos


Ask For The Banana You Want

Our first single from Bananas.


Pussycat Doghouse - If He Were You

Ashley Chapman sings one from behind the drum kit, live at the Lipstick Lounge.


Pussycat Doghouse - Have A Beer

Live at Lipstick Lounge.


Pussycat Doghouse - Living Thing

Featuring the amazing performers of Freaklesque Nashville, here's our tribute to ELO. It was a New Year's Eve to remember!


Duette - Erase Our Love

Duette performs "Erase Our Love" on WSMV's Today In Nashville, May 2, 2019.


Eight O'Five Jive - Young Enough To Be My Son

October 31, 2014, Eight O'Five Jive's first official video from our first album, "Too Many Men."


The Andy T - Nick Nixon Band - Snake In The Grass

October 5, 2012 at the prestigeous King Biscuit Blues Festival, here I am with The Andy T Band featuring Nick Nixon. This is one of Nick's original tunes.


C.J. Vaughn - Three O'Clock Blues

The boys and I improvise our way through "Three O'Clock Blues." When I pause before hitting a note, listen for drummer Don Kendrick yelling, "I'll wait for ya, Billy Boy!" Then check out Moe Denham and C.J. Vaughn trade fun staccato licks.


The Andy T - Nick Nixon Band - I Can't Stop Loving You

A blues band doing a country tune? Of course, it's Nashville! This is The Andy T - Nick Nixon Band covering the country classic "I Can't Stop Loving You" at the Music City Festival and BBQ Championship on August 24, 2012.


The J.C. Andersen Band - Missing Me

Gathered around a single microphone, the old school way!

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