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Ill Billies

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About Ill Billies

Entertain, Entertain, Entertain. Two things are guaranteed, the sun sets on the Colorado Creek and brother Ill and Billy will Entertain you!
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Brothers Ill & Billy have been playing country music since their days as boys on the Colorado creek ranch. Having moved to London to show the beautiful people of Great Britain the true charm of country music, they met Barry (a local wedding DJ) who said he loved the country, but didn't love the songs. They took Barry's set list and are now spreading their fun batch of pop country with a sprinkle of southern hospitality and humour and play all over Great Britain from festivals, to pubs, to weddings, to clubs and everything in between. y'all gotta ask yourself 'does this party need a little more country'

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Ill Billies' Reviews

From Encore customers:

Mary C
22 days ago
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5 out of 5

Amazing night brilliant atmosphere. Great entainers. I had a great night.and all my guest loved them...Brilliant young men made my night..

Mark G
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

Although a bit above our original budget, this was money well spent. The Ill Billies made sure our party evening was a great success ... not only are they talented musicians but they had great rapport with the audience and had everyone joining in and singing along by the end of the evening. Would definitely recommend.

Reply from Ill Billies
4 months ago

Thank y’all Mark. We really appreciated your hospitality and had a great evening. Till next time

Jade H
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

Thankyou so much to both of you for attending my friends 21st! Everyone commented at how good you were, got the guests involved and even trying a new song at the last minute with the birthday girl. Amazing service and lovely people. Would definitely use you again & recommended to anyone looking for a fun-filled band! Thankyou so much. Take care, Jade 🤠

Reply from Ill Billies
5 months ago

Aww well thank you kindly Jade! We’re glad y’all had a good time and especially glad the birthday girl got to come up and sing one of her favourite songs, even if it was a bit ramshackle! And tell her she’s got a hell of a voice!

Helen T
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

The Ill Billies were simple FANTASTIC , the range of music covered all areas and genres with that fabulous American twist . The Ill Billies were the perfect band to play at our daughters “last rodeo “ western themed 30th birthday . These boys certainly know how to get people on the dance floor 🤠 Highly recommend .. a huge Thankyou to you both x

Reply from Ill Billies
5 months ago

The hostess with the mostess! Thank y’all for the kind words. We hope the clean up job wasn’t too hard and that Grace had a wonderful 30th on the Sunday

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From other customers:

Sharon J
1 month ago, for a Corporate event in FIQQ 1ZZ
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5 out of 5

The Ill Billies were an absolute hit here in the Falklands! They hit the ground running from the 18 hour flight and had the crowd in the palm of their hands from the moment they stepped on stage. They whole heartedly took part in the event, interacting and acting up with all the party goers! Their music was great.! Not only a damn fine pair of performers but two lovely, kind, caring and intelligent human beings! We’d have them back any time 😊

Jack B
4 months ago, for a Christmas party in Pennington St
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5 out of 5

We used the Ill Billies for a staff Christmas party and they were absolutely amazing. Covering modern songs in a country style was a great fit for the party. They were really energetic, engaged with the audience and got the whole crowd on the dancefloor. Awesome performance and crowd interaction. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a country/western band. The Ill Billies were also some of the loveliest performers I've met and played a huge role in making our event a brilliant success. Thanks so much guys!

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Ill Billies' Song list

Oasis -Don’t Look Back in Anger
Oasis - Wonderwall
Zach Brown Band - Chicken Fried
Hannah Montanna - Hoedown Throwdown
Aerosmith - I Don't Want To Miss A Thing
Amy Winehouse- Valerie
Bob Marley - Get Up Stand Up
Dolly Parton - 9-5
John Denver - Country Road
Stealer Wheel - Stuck in The Middle With You
Guns N Roses - Sweet Child O Mine
Bruce Springsteen - Born In The USA
Bon Jovi - It's My Life
Rage Against The Machine - Sleep Now With The Fire
Backstreet Boys - I Want if That Way
Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe
Take That - Relight My Fire
Robbie Williams - Angels
The Proclaimers - 500 Miles
Five - Keep On Moving
Tom Petty - Free Falling
Cher - Believe
Foo Fighters - Learn To Fly
Adele - Someone Like You
Human League - Don't You Want Me Baby
Paul Simon - You Can Call Me Al
Kings Of Leon - Sex On Fire
The Coral - Dreaming Of You
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
AC/DC - Highway To Hell
Britney Spears - Hit Me Baby One More Time
Blink 192 - All The Small Things
Van Morrison - Into The Mystic
The Clash - I Fought the Law
Ike & Turner - Proud Mary
Chuck Berry - Johnny be Goode
Elvis - Can't Help Fooling in Love
Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues
Old Crow Medicine Show - This Train Is Bound For Glory
Old Crow Medicine Show - Wagon Wheel
Willie Nelson - On The Road Again
Chris Stapleton - Tennessee Whisky
Billy Ray Cyrus - Achy Break Heart
Chris Stapleton - More Of You
Thomas Rhett - Beer Can’t Fix
Midland - Drinkin Problem - Buy
Jon Pardi - That Man A Beer
Jon Pardi - Night Shift
Jon Pardi - Head Over Boots
Luke combs - beer never broke my heart
Morgan wallen - whiskey glasses
Morgan Wallen - Last Night
Morgan Wallen - Everything I Love
Morgan Wallen - You Proof
Midland - burn out
Hole in the bottle - kelsea ballerini
Shania Twain - still the one
Jace Everett - bad things
Brad paisley - Heaven South
Johnny Cash - Walk The Line
Shania Twain - Still the One
Dolly Parton -Jolene
The Strokes - Last Night

Ill Billies' Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£400
Up to 2 hours£500
Up to 3 hours£600
Wedding ceremony2 musicians
We can play a fully acoustic, more toned down version of our songs plus a few more romantic numbers to set the scene perfectly for your ceremony and blend into the background more to make it all about the important people... You! This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.


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Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

We have fun. We done sing like Adele or play our instruments like Slash from Guns N Roese, but we have fun and so does everyone that comes along. We are all about entertaining and that's what we love to do.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We have been performing for over 20 years together. We have played all the big UK Festivals such as Reading, Leeds, Boomtown, Wilderness, Secret Garden Party as all as local country pubs and wedding venues. We don't mind if there is 1 or 1000 people there, we just love to entertain

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

We always say, imagine the best wedding DJ in the world who plays hits after hit...this is our inspiration

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

The Formula 1 in Abu Dhabi Headline slot @ Wilderness Festival

Do you have different line-up options?

Unfortunately not - we are a duo consisting of - x1 Guitar Vocals Tambourine x2 Bass Vocals Kick Drum

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer this service for free. If you'd like a DJ service via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, we provide this for an additional £100

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 45 min to 1 hours before the performance time. As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance

Can you roam around while you perform?

Yes - we perform acoustically with a small bass amp attached to our hip to add a little volume, then we just wonder and sing our little hearts out

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

Our PA and lighting system is included in your quote. We usually require a minimum of 3 meters x 3 meters to perform

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc
Country, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Vintage, Classic rock, Pop rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Bluegrass
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Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Private event, Hotel / Restaurant event, Corporate event, Concert, Birthday party, New Year's Eve, Christmas party
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