Poor Billy combines rootsrock with their very own musical
style. They build a bridge between past and present, and
between American and European musictradition. They play
modern rock with a raw, energy-filled and passionate
The singer Karsten Olesen finds inspiration for the stories he
tells, in his imagination and in haphazard observations. These
stories are the foundation for Poor Billys musical universe.
In 2001 a constellation of four musicians from Aarhus in
Denmark released the album “My Feet Are Naked”.
Later on the band found their name “Poor Billy”. The band
released an ep in 2004 called Poor Billy, from where the song
´Give It All Back´ was in rotation on The Danish National
Next album, the delta-blues inspired ´Moonlight Stranger´,
was released in 2008. From this album the song ´Sct.
Christopher´ became ´Track Of The Week´ on
Garageband.com. This song and four other songs from the
album was in rotation on The Danish National Radio.
Poor Billy have played in concertplaces all over Denmark and
their new album ´Brother Wake Up´ - produced by Thomas
Alstrup in Lundgaard Studios – will be released in may 2011.
Karsten O - My Feet Are Naked
Poor Billy - Poor Billy (ep)
Poor Billy - Moonlight Stranger
Poor Billy – Brother Wake Up
Karsten Olesen: Vocal, Harmonica, Acoustic Guitar
Peter Sandegaard: Lap Steel, Electric Guitar, Dobro,
Backing Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Jesper Holt Andersen: Bass, Backing Vocals
Søren Poulsen: Drums, Backing Vocal