Influenced by Neil Young, Bob Dylan and Cat Stevens, Billy Lockett began to make a name for himself doing support tours with the likes of Lana Del Rey, Birdy and KT Tunstall which, in turn, saw his headline shows grow in scale across Europe.
Lockett has a personality that contrasts the sombre tone of his music. On first impressions, his towering afro and eccentric sartorial choices make him a magnetic personality, while his animated and undeniable enthusiasm for his work is perfectly complemented by a cheeky, ever-present glint in his eyes.
BBC Introducing are backing Lockett for big things, especially Huw Stephens who recently championed him as a Tip of the Week. Further support has also included Tom Robinson at 6 Music and the crowd-pulling rock ‘n’ roll club night This Feeling where Lockett laughs, “I’m like their token piano guy”.