PREMIERE – Berman Billings releases video for “I Don’t Know Her Name”

Berman Billings is a project featuring Matt Berman and Jonathan Billings. The two are about to release their album, Killin’ Time on June 23. Today, we are happy to share their brand new video with you, for their track, “I Don’t Know Her Name”.

When asked about the single and video, the band shared,

“This is the first track off our new album “Killin’ Time” to be released on vinyl/digital June 23.  It’s a fun upbeat song written about life as a gigging musician.  The video was shot by Michael Gibson and JMS media design at some of our favourite spots in Parkdale, Toronto.”  

Check it out below and find out more about the duo in our Five Questions With segment.

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

Berman Billings is a new acoustic rock duo from Toronto. Acoustic guitars and pedal steel, a mix of blues, folk, country, and rock. No jazz. Not that we don’t like jazz. We like jazz.

Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.

2 singer-songwriters bringing their own interpretations of life experiences into 3-minute songs. With 2 writers in the band, they each have their own styles. some songs are fast and others are slow. Some songs sound like a song you might know.

Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?

Yes, we have a busy few months promoting our new record. We will be in Collingwood, Toronto, Oakville, Owen Sound, and we just played in Hamilton. The live experience is different every night. Usually, we play as a duo (guitar and pedal steel) but sometimes have friends join us to make a full band. With over 50 original songs and a wide range of covers from the founders of rock and roll, you can expect to hear a variety of different styles of music: fast country/blues, slide guitar, folk and more.

If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?

Just one song? “Killin’ Time”! It’s intense, atmospheric, and captures the momentum of this project. It is also the title track from our new record to be released June 23. (Release Party will be at The Local – 396 Roncesvalles, Toronto)

Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?

Current favourites are; Fat As Fuck, Road Waves, Flat 5, Fat Cats, Zuffalo, The Jackets, Conor Gains, Freeman Dre, After Funk, Chris Staig and the Marquee Players. This list could go on and on. There is so much amazing music happening in southern Ontario!

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