Billy Bryans

Rock music, Musical Artist

1947 – 2012

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Who was Billy Bryans?

William Taylor "Billy" Bryans was a Canadian percussionist, songwriter, music producer and DJ, known as one of the founders of The Parachute Club, among other accomplishments in music. As a producer, he worked on projects for artists as diverse as Dutch Mason, Raffi, Lillian Allen and the Downchild Blues Band. He was born in Montreal, but spent most of his adult life in Toronto, and was particularly supportive of world music as both a promoter and publicist, focusing on bringing Caribbean, Cuban and Latin American music to a wider audience.

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Born
Sep 15, 1947
Montreal
Also known as
  • William Taylor Bryans
Nationality
  • Canada
Profession
Education
  • Concordia University
Lived in
  • Montreal
Died
Apr 23, 2012
Toronto

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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