Billy Zenn

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At age 7, Billy Zenn stepped onstage for the first time——as a ventriloquist!  The instant darling of the service lodge circuit, Billy and his dummy performed comedic scripts—-with song breaks—-penned by his grandfather.  Countless  talent shows and chicken dinners later, The Beatles arrived on the Ed Sullivan Show.   Billy’s career as a variety performer was over in an instant—-his dummy consigned to storage, replaced by an electric guitar and the company of some school mates.

 

Billy kept at it.  He began working weekend club dates in the late 60’s and never looked back.  Somewhere along the line he started crafting his own songs, drawing from the myriad of influences around him and culling the best of those into a distinctive writing style.  Coupled with his stunning voice, Billy Zenn became a formidable musical presence, delighting audiences with his high energy, thought-provoking shows.

 

With three CD’s and a live DVD set under his belt (along with a soon-to-be-released solo acoustic collection), Billy continues to follow his muse.  In addition to performing weekly in Columbus, Ohio, he has happily assumed the role of mentor for several up-and-coming performers, a role he relishes.  He can be found hosting Open Mic at The Shrunken Head on Wednesday nights, in addition to his many solo dates and performances with his band, The Ringers, who are currently hard at work on a new CD.