No, no, no…these pics aren’t junk…it’s the name of the band, Sillies!!
JUNK is a band from Dallas, Texas and features the multi-talented bassist, BILLY BLAIR. Billy’s been a staple in Dallas music and of the last several years, the film industry. Billy has appeared in feature films, working with the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger and josh brolin. check out his IMDB Mini-bio below for all of the goods on Mr. Billy Blair!
Personally, I’ve always found Billy to be one of those “silent super stars”; dudes that you see a lot when you’re in the same environment. You know, it’s not everyday that you see them, but it’s frequent enough to be familiar friends. I have seen Billy Blair work his tail feathers off since the days of SURGEON GENERAL. This was a monster-metal, three-piece with an industrial-ish flair that was as much fun to watch as it was to rock out with them.
Theatrics has always been a part of Billy’s stage show in any band that he’s lead or been apart of and JUNK falls right in line with Billy’s desire to entertain the masses! From the heavy duty chain mic and stand to the stage props behind the band, there is always something to visually stimulate fans while the band plays, which is totally killer, if you ask me. Any band that puts an additional effort in bringing their music to fans in more ways than just with the ear, well that’s pretty creative and welcomed. Of course, this doesn’t count for bands that really do this to distract from a lack of talent, ya feel me?
Take a look at the pics from the pit at the last JUNK show at Trees Dallas earlier this month! Then go check out the band if you’ve never heard them and follow ’em if you dig it! Which, I know you will…
More About BILLY BLAIR
Born in El Paso, TX and related to the great Edgar Allan Poe, Billy knew what he wanted to do at the ripe age of 5 after experiencing Sesame Street and KISS. He comes from a musical background. His great grandfather led his big band during the early 1900’s in Mexico performing for some of history’s greatest figures such as Pancho Villa. He also had uncles and cousins, all which played in big bands and symphonies.
For all of Billy’s life, he was dedicated to music and still proceeds to endeavor this lifestyle. Being in numerous bands, he would experience touring the nation, playing in clubs, theaters, arenas and amphitheaters; fulfilling the dream and opening for some of the biggest names of rock.
By the mid 90’s, Billy decided to pursue in acting. He would develop his skills in theater at Richland College in Richardson, TX and would resume with taking private lessons from the greatest acting coaches in Texas. Building his resume with small, local indie films. Landing in a national commercial, then booking roles in bigger films like Jonah Hex starring Josh Brolin. He is known for some of his great work in films like The Last Stand starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Robert Rodriguez’s Machete, Machete Kills and Sin City: A Dame To Kill For.