When:
April 26, 2024 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
2024-04-26T19:00:00-04:00
2024-04-26T23:00:00-04:00
Where:
Gil Dawg
5419 Treadway Dr
Port Richey, FL 34668
USA
Cost:
$5
Contact:
727-842-1070

Greg Billings Band

The Greg Billings Band is a continuation of a phenomenon that began when popular 80’s Florida band Romeo signed to Epic Records and released its first album after a name change to “Stranger”. Stranger continued to win huge crowds around the southeast with an electrifying stage show and a roster of fun and hook-laden original songs\

Greg Billings and Tom King were original members of Stranger and were there through it all. Greg’s vocal range and ability were equally matched by his magnetic personality and his ability to make everyone in the audience feel like a friend. Always impeccably dressed, Tom King thumped a solid and thunderous foundation of bass guitar and grooved cohesively with guitarist Ronnie Garvin and drummer John Price, augmented for 10 years by keyboardist Randy Holt who brought additional vocals, blues harp, and strong songwriting chops. Ronnie and John have sadly since passed away, leaving Greg and Tom as the remaining original members of the band.

The Greg Billings Band profile raised considerably over these years focusing more on concert and festival event and less on nightclub appearances. The band has released 2 CDs through the years including a greatest hits compilation and have been joined in the studio with luminary guest musicians such as Robin Zander of Cheap Trick, Brian Johnson of AC/DC, and the late R&B bassist Donald “Duck” Dunn. Their material also entered the digital age by becoming available on Itunes.

In early 2014 Ronnie Dee moved on to run his own band and Leroy Myers soon followed. Greg reached out to Mark Busto and his old mate Kyle Ashley from the Damn the Torpedoes days to fill the slots as drummer and second guitarist respectively. The band’s material turned back to more of a rock edge with twin guitars, and additional classic Stranger material has been recently returned to the set list.

$5 COVER

– Bring Chairs and Blankets
– Carry-in food or beverages are not allowed.
– Coolers are not allowed.
– Food is available for purchase
– Multiple Bars
Parking in the area can be a challenge and we recommend you take extra time to find parking. Click here for the map: https://www.gilldawg.com/map