Billy Bauer Band
Based in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, the Billy Bauer Band has built their fan base the old fashioned way, through years of touring and great live performances. With a sound reminiscent of Dave Mathews Band, Counting Crows, Death Cab for Cutie, and Jack Johnson, they have garnered acclaim throughout the Northeast as a consistently engaging act with a crisp, bright sound.
Founded by Billy Bauer (vocals, guitar) and Chris Lorenzetti (electric violin, piano) in 2006, the Billy Bauer Band began as an acoustic duo, and evolved to incorporate the solid rhythm section of Drew Somers (percussion) and Steve Zalalas (bass).
Within just a few months of their first show in 2006, the band landed a spot in one of the most prestigious independent music festivals in the world- the “CMJ Music Marathon” (New York, NY). They have gone on to play the largest festivals in the nation, including Musikfest (Bethlehem, PA), Arts Fest (State College, PA), and the Herndon Festival (Herndon, VA). As their reputation grew, they were booked as an opening act for top billboard artists Uncle Kracker, Dispatch, O.A.R. (Milwaukee, WI, February 2012), and multi-platinum rock group Third Eye Blind (Bethlehem, PA, September 2014).
They possess the ideal sound for festivals and outdoor concerts.
Billy Bauer – Guitar / Vocals / Songwriting
Chris Lorenzetti – Electric Violin
Drew Somers – Drums
Steve Zalalas – Bass