Billy Vera


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Songwriter, Vocalist

Billy Vera spent 40 years waiting for overnight success, which came in the form of his 1985 hit song “At This Moment.” His road to overnight success is a very fascinating story that began in 1962 when Billy was playing guitar for the band, the Resolutions. He wrote several songs throughout the 1960s and 70s including "With Pen In Hand," "Storybook Children," “Mean Old World,” and “Don’t Look Back.” After having his songs recorded by everyone from Ricky Nelson to Dolly Parton, Billy led the blues/rock band the Beaters in the 1980s and performing their own songs, many of which were written by Billy, including “At This Moment.” In addition to his long career in music, Billy is a well-regarded actor, DJ and voice-over artist.