Billie McCarthy is a bag of musical mixed sweets!
Born in Tamworth to Country and Blues musicians. She absorbed her Mum’s varied vinyl collection at a young age and wrote a letter to Dolly Parton when she was 6.
Drawing on the likes of Billie Holiday, Jill Scott, Joni Mitchell and Blossom Dearie she has developed her own unique smoky brew of jazz diva, soul songstress, folk balladeer and cabaret comedienne. Billie is now one of Sydney’s go-to singers and workshop presenters and one of her current projects involves working with New Soul sensations Alphamama and Ngaiire. Some of the recent events Billie has performed at include; Byron Bay Blues and Roots Festival, Brisbane Festival, Moorambilla Festival (Of New Australian Music) Sydney Festival and on ABC Classic FM.
Billie is writing soulful, edgy and intimate music that pushes the boundaries and transfixes the audience with her passion, presence and style.