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From slinging trash to living in a VW van, musician Billy Manzik is roughing it and loving it
Back in his hometown of Thunder Bay in Ontario, Canada, Billy Manzik was a local-boy-made-good, appearing at festivals and nabbing a performing spot at the reception for the Junos (Canada’s Grammy Awards). But offstage, the roots/Americana singer/songwriter/guitarist was engaging in some unglamorous pursuits. “You can’t really [play music] full time in Thunder Bay,” he explains. “So I was throwing garbage bags in minus 40 weather … Oh, man—I took some horrible work.”
Good Times Santa Cruz Review
"Billy Manzik’s latest album, All Together Now, has the energy of a pickup truck loaded to the brim with musicians as it barrels down a dusty road. Raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Manzik’s music reflects the influence of his country-singin’ mama and a mixed bag of other genres—all the while creating a driving sound held up by raucous drums, playfully passionate vocals, and upbeat guitar. Whether he’s gigging solo or with a full band, Manzik’s sound boasts a range and rhythm that few performers can hope to match." | SCOTT MORLEY
Billy Manzik - Live on KPIG Radio Santa Cruz 07.24.11
CKUA Radio's David Ward Puts 'AllTogetherNow' On His 10 Favourite Albums of 2010 List
David Ward from Alberta's CKUA Radio has chosen 'AllTogetherNow' as one of his 10 favourite albums of 2010 (along with Neil Young and Arcade Fire!).
Penguin Eggs Review
Billy Manzik All Together Now (Independent)
Americana UK Review
Billy Manzik “All Together Now” (Rawlco Radio 2009)
If you like the wall-to-wall Americana roots then music of Canadian guitar slinger Billy Manzik is right up your musical avenue.
Varied and exciting, the music of Manzik and ensemble of pickers has both an eclectic and adventuress feel, as rock, country, blues and pop groove as in ‘Has Been’ slot in alongside one another.
Featured artist for February on 'In Retro Magazine' radio.
He's a Canadian musician from Thunder Bay, Ontario, whose sound is a cross between rock and folk. His latest album, "Alltogethernow" is profoundly diverse with songs ranging in sound from anthemic, uptempo... to bluesy rock. inretro.ca