usually play five shows a day, five days a week, at Disneyland's Golden
Horseshoe. Here they're at the Big Thunder Ranch.
|Billy Hill ,
AKA Elvis Billy, sometimes prefers to go by "William".
singer-dancer-musician-frontman of the fantastic four and impersonator
extrordinare. Most famous for his Elvis impersonations, the gig at Big Thunder
brought out other personages such as Sinatra, Rod Stewart, Sammy Davis Jr., and
everyone's favorite, Mickey Mouse. Rockabilly to Disco; Broadway to Rap; Billy,
sometimes known as "Elvis" or "Tony Fabulous" or even "Kirk Wall" can do it
As of this update, Kirk Wall can also be seen every Monday night
as Tony Fabulous with The Big Shots at Birraporetti's, an excellent Italian
restaurant in Costa Mesa. They do swing, jazz and lot's of wonderful original
songs. It's a great show and the dance floor is open. Don't miss it!
|"So WHAT's with these umbrellas?"
|"Don't ask me, I'm just fiddling."
| Billy Hill, AKA Fiddle
Billy is world renowned as the fastest fiddler in the whole
Frontierland area, and has made the cover of national magazines such as Timeto Fiddle and Speed
Fiddler Magazine for his record-breaking fiddlin' of Orange Blossom
Special, which he never plays quite the same way twice.
renowned as a fiddler, hand him a guitar, mandolin, banjo -- if it has strings,
Billy can play it. And that doesn't even cover his precise performances on the
Fiddle Billy (Dennis Fetchet) is a veteran of The
Grand Old Opry, Farm Aid, and several world tours with Hoyt Axton's band.
If you're in Newhall around 8:00 p.m. on Saturday; grab a pizza at
Vincenzo's and settle in for an evening with The Grateful Dudes, his bluegrass
Watch this Billy for his somewhat subtle, always humorous, body
|Billy Hill AKA Mandolin
Billy (caught on violin here), or Evan Marshall, is the most serious
musician in the group, and the fastest mandolinist in the U.S. He favors
classical music on his solo mandolin CD's and his chamber orchestra's new
Presenting The Bridges of
Orange County CD. But as Billy, he's also been known for his Tarzan yells,
belting out "Great Balls of Fire", and a rare Jimi Hendrix tribute that's NOT
TO BE MISSED, though you may have to ASK for it.
Do you suppose these
guys all got named "Billy" for his famous solo mandolin duet of The Billy Tell
Pondering the question
|"Should I tell him?"
|Billy Hill, AKA Big Bass
Billy, is the founder and leader of the group and a championship swimmer. Maybe
that's how he gets the strength to hold that big bass like a guitar. He's such
a good musician he can play the bass fiddle and the violin at the same time!
You'll see Billy (John Marshall) selling the Hillbillies' two-CD
set at the show. Yes, you'll find the sames songs on both CDs, but he prefers
you buy them as a set. Oh, and if you missed the CD at Disneyland, you can get
it from their web site, BillyAndTheHillbillies.com, which
ALSO has their newly-released CD single, Billy Beethoven Suite, so you
really can get a 2-CD set..
|| Big Thunder was big fun,
except when the Hillbilly show got rained out. Bass Billy came prepared on a
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