BILLY CONAHAN IS AN EXPERIENCED PERFORMER AND SONGWRITER BREAKING DOWN THE WALLS BETWEEN HIP-HOP AND OTHER GENRES BY INFUSING THEM TOGETHER. FROM STAND-UP COMEDY, OPENING FOR JIM GAFFIGAN, SHAUN WAYNES, AND GABRIEL IGLESIAS, TO SHORT FILMS SUCH AS "YASIN", "PICKPOCKET", AND "MILK & HONEY" WHICH PREMIERED AT THE BROOKLYN FILM FESTIVAL, BILLY HAS CONTINUED TO CRAFT MUSIC HIS OWN WAY. HIS DEBUT ALBUM, "LEAPING WITH INTENT TO FLY" WAS RECORDED AND MASTERED AT LOFT STUDIOS BY PLATINUM SELLING PRODUCER, MATTHEW NOBLE. BILLY CURRENTLY PERFORMS ALONGSIDE HIS BAND (FEAT. NICOLE GOUGH, PETE O'NEILL, JON WERT) TO CRITICAL ACCLAIM AT VENUES SUCH AS HIGHLINE BALLROOM, THE ARONOW THEATER, QUEENS THEATER IN THE PARK, THE BITTER END, SHRINE WORLD MUSIC CAFE, AND FESTIVALS INCLUDING THE BROOKLYN HIP-HOP FESTIVAL, SXSW, QUEENS LITERARY FESTIVAL, AND ASTORIA MUSIC FESTIVAL.