"The secret of getting ahead is getting started"
Billy Nunn is among the most gifted and versatile B3 Organists and Keyboardists today. At the age of nineteen, after only one year playing the Hammond B3, he gave his first concert. In 1968, at the age of twenty, he accepted a job with the Great Johnny Lytle.
In 1969 Billy, at the age of twenty-one, met The Softtones at "Jan's Supper Club" in Buffalo, New York, (where many legends of today performed). After hearing Billy play, The Softtones and Billy toured Japan. Wherever Billy went, he left a loving impression with jazz, blues, and pop music lovers.
Just a few of Billy's performances: Butch Lewis' Birthday Party; Denzel Washington's Hollywood signing event with Tevin Campbell at Fitzgerald Casino; and Celine Dion's Birthday Party.
Billy Nunn also applied his skills to recordings, tours and compositions with groups, internationally. In addition to receiving a 1978 Gold Album for his work on "Come and Get It", Rick James’ recording, Billy assisted his brother, writer Bobby Nunn, on material which received a 1986 Grammy nomination for Best Male Gospel for Philip Bailey’s "Triumph" LP; and a 1988 Grammy nomination for The Jets “Magic” LP. Billy has recorded with Motown, Columbia, MoDo, Solid State, Milestone, H&L and Virgin Records. The following video shows Billy and the very talented Lloyd Major, in Billy’s home studio, laying down tracks for an upcoming Christmas CD. Funk~n~Roll Billy and Lloyd.