Billy Bibby & The Wry Smiles (Ex Catfish & Bottlemen), Rory Speirs
The bulk of Billy Bibby’s music career thus far has been with Catfish and the Bottlemen. As a founding member of the band, Bibby cut his gigging teeth for seven years across the UK, Europe,and America as lead guitarist and backing vocalist. This voyage started when he was just 17 and ended when he was 24.
At the helm of his new band, Billy Bibby & The Wry Smiles, Billy seeks to forge his way with a project showcasing his own songwriting. Billy Bibby’s expressive voice surprises and delights the listener with its flawless, timeless and effortless qualities. Possessing powerful, melodic
pipes and a set of songs to match, Bibby prides himself on making meaningful, relatable records that resonate with everyday people. I
DJ and recording artist Clint Boon describes as “classic British songwriting with a strong nod to Americana.
The band’s first single, ‘Waitin’ for You’ was released November 3rd 2015 and their debut EP, Bide Your Time, received play on RadioX, BBC Wales, and numerous indie stations both in the UK and abroad.