House Of Grace

Billy’s Newest Video is an Official Selection of the
International Music Video Awards

The new dramatic work, which features a tiny chapel, old home movie footage and a few classic song samples, is Brandt’s most mature offering to date.

The song begins with drums and an ominous howl of a guitar slide, telling you trouble is coming. Like a solemn medley, Brandt includes lines from ghostly blues standards; he once was blind but now, head bowed, can see. Bolstered by the backing vocals of standout vocalist, Josephine Howell, the song reverberates like echoes in the heart’s four chambers.

Billy’s newest album

Billy Brandt’s music has working-class appeal that radiates masculine charm and chutzpah. He has a voice like dark roasted coffee with a hint of cream, and his band is as sweet as the cube of sugar.

On his newest CD, Billy takes his cue from the film noir genre and uses the city of Seattle as a backdrop for his songs of love, loss, and possibility in a confection of jazz, rock, blues, and soul.


While often thought of as a more refined version of Tom Waits, Brandt – working with his longtime rotating cast of ten musicians he calls “The Thing & The Stuff” – is very much a free jazz spirit following a spritely muse like no other.

– Johnathan Widran, The JW Vibe