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