Bill originally hails from Austin, Texas. He grew up playing drums in rock and roll bands during the psychedelic era,but switched to guitar in the early 1980's. The 13th Floor Elevators, Fever Tree and Rusty Wier were all playing music in the Austin area while Bill was honing his craft.During the 1980's Bill played in three local bands, The Rockhounds, Chaparral and Primitive Moderns. Chaparral is still a driving force in the Austin music scene and continue to play in the Austin area. The Rockhounds have since broken up but the band did release one 45 single entitled "Girlfriend Song" that did receive airplay on the rock radio station KLBJ FM.
Bill also owned and operated a small music store, The String Shop, during the mid 70's and the early 1980's. One of his customers was Stevie Ray Vaughan who bought a Vibroverb amp from him and used it on his first three albums. Some of his other customers included Eric Johnson, Omar and the Howlers and Jimmy Vaughan.
Bill started recording "The Love Doctor" in 2005. Bill finished recording the CD and all artwork was done by Jonathan Sack,Lee Reinhardt and Discmakers. The new Bill James CD "The Love Doctor" is as hot as an August night in Texas. From the first song "Where would the Rock be Without the Roll," to "You Never Get Too Old to Rock and Roll," the songs are cooking. The CD contains the slow ballad "I Want to see You Tonight" that is reminiscent of Roy Orbison. The song "I've Got the Blues for You" is soulful and features some fine guitar playing from David Sensat.The Love Doctor CD is available here at this website.
1000 Tracks.com has just picked up the Love Doctor for
film and Televisiion licensing. The company will also be marketing the CD to MVV, Spike TV, as well as to on demand cable TV. Bill has also finished his website and it is available at www.BillJames-DiamondCommunications.com
So if you want to rock pick up a copy of "The Love Doctor" by Bill James