Billy Raffoul’s Passionate Intensity At The Ohana Fest Surely Garnered New Fans This Canadian's Voice Is As Raw and Gritty As They Come
DANA POINT, CA-
“… A new voice that has intrigued me since the start of the year is possessed by Billy Raffoul. This Canadian singer/songwriter’s voice is about as raw and emotive as they come. Think Joe Cocker meets Rod Stewart. In June, Billy released his first EP, 1975. Its six songs are produced in a way to really let Billy’s gruff vocals shine, using mostly acoustic guitar accompaniment, and minimal drum tracking.
Under the shaded awning of the Tiki Stage, Billy’s gravelly vocals passionately whispered into the ears of festival patrons. His audience was noticeably younger, with the older festival patrons peeking into the area to find out what all the hubbub was all about.
What I particularly enjoy about Billy’s performance was how intense it was. It’s refreshing to see a young artist invest his soul into a performance. As Billy performed, you could see all of the emotions of his music expressed on his face, and the quality of his vocals only heightened that intensity. It was a solid performance that surely caught the attention of new fans…”