musical journey began where Highway 61 ends - in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The
soundtrack for his upbringing was provided by his guitar slinging, country
singing mother, and influenced by any music he could find, not to mention
Billy's penchant for wandering the world. The result is a driving roots rock
sound, complete with catchy riffs, lyrical hooks and a 'feel-good' toe tapping
kind of style.
release ‘AllTogetherNow’ packages this sound into one beautiful and diverse
album, sure to catch the ear of any who hears it. From the anthemic, uptempo
lead track 'On A Road' and the sweet harmonies of 'Hannah', to the wailin'
bluesy rock of '61 Highway' and the summertime pop sounds of 'Has Been',
'AllTogetherNow' combines musical ingredients so well, it puts the icing on the
rock n' roll cake. Recorded at Orange Lounge Studios and Knob and Tube Studios
in Toronto and produced by Chris Wardman (The Watchmen, Randy Bachman) with
help from David Gavan Baxter (Justin Rutledge), 'Alltogethernow' is music for
In addition to
Billy on vocals and guitar, the album showcases the talents of many well-known
Canadian musicians, Geoff Hilhorst (Deep Dark Woods) on keys, Erik Allen (Jenny
Whiteley) on drums, Mike Filipowitsch on guitar and Jonny Kerr on bass, plus
appearances from many others. Penguin Eggs, Canada's Folk, Roots & World
Music Magazine, describes the album as "a powerful roots-rock assault that
hits every pop nerve you've ever pumped with proteins." (Eric Thom)
Billy Manzik's music career debuted in Alberta in 2007 with his self-titled
release. Recorded at Calgary's Rocky Mountain Studios by producer Rob Smith
with Daniel J. Coe (Aerosmith, The Trews), the album featured musical
contributions from Canadian roots music greats Tim Williams, Charlie Hase and
Bill Zulak (Crash Test Dummies).
Manzik" received critical acclaim, charting on several !earshot charts and
being featured on CBC's Key of A. In 2008 Billy showcased at the annual Alberta
Sessions (Alberta Music Series), broadcast on CBC's Radio 2, and kicked off the
2008 Juno Awards with a spirited performance at the annual Juno Welcome
In recent years
Billy has played with or opened for such luminaries as Blue Rodeo, Elliott
Brood, The Trews, Todd Snider, Colin James, The Wailin' Jennys, Gordie Johnson
(Big Sugar), Cara Luft, among many others.
"Billy Manzik has been a great addition to the Live From the Rock Folk
Festival. In addition to being a fine musician he is also a wonderful festival
performer...he tells the story behind the song and has a sensibility which
enables him to pick the right song for the time and place." ~ Liz
Harvey-Foulds, Live From the Rock Folk Festival
"Billy Manzik is a great songwriter, right up there with Steve Earle and
Ryan Adams." ~ Michael Murphy, Supervisor, Capitol Mastering
"When I hear Billy play, I want to jump on stage and sing along! Great
toe-tappin' music." ~ Cara Luft, Singer/Songwriter (formerly of the Wailin
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