Interview – Billy Grima

By: Jenna Melanson

Country artist, Billy Grima has taken some time out of his schedule to have a chat with us about various topics, including his background, his newest release, and lots more! Keep reading to find out more about this Caledon Hills based singer/songwriter. Be sure to check out our review of “Sugar & Cream” HERE!

When did you know you wanted to pursue music as a career?

When I started singing in the church choir, I knew right there and then that was my calling.

You have released three albums over your musical career, how did your sound change through the three?

I think it has matured, and it has expanded my horizons since I have exposed myself to other genres of music such as Motown, R&B & Jazz.

Your most recent release, “Sugar & Cream” was produced and engineered by Pete Swann, what was that experience like?

I think Pete Swan is an amazing producer/engineer.  We blend very well together and we can tell what the other guy is thinking.

Is there anyone else you’d like to work with in the future?

Pete Swann, Gregory De Souza, and I would love to write a duet and sing it with Sara McLachlan or Faith Hill.

Can fans expect any tour dates to be announced in the near future?

Yes, it is in the planning.

What song is your absolute favourite to play live?

Living the Dream

What’s next for you?

Working on my next album, and start touring.

Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, who is your current favourite Canadian band/ artist?

Sarah McLachlan and Colin James

Here at Canadian Beats we like to include a small portion of questions that may help your fans get to know something new about you, so here goes:

What was the first album you ever purchased?

Bryan Adams, Cuts like a knife

If you were asked to cover any song, which would you choose?

Give a little bit, Lean on me.

Where are the top 3 places you’d love to travel?

Nashville, Arizona and the Grand Canyon

If you were able to do a duet with any other Canadian singer/songwriter, who would you choose?

Christopher Cross

What is your favourite warm weather activity?

Soccer

Last but not least, is there anything you’d like to say to your fans?

Thank you for supporting me and sharing my music.

 

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