Billy Murgatroyd

Billy Murgatroyd

What’s your favourite gear at home?
My Gibson Les Paul Standard, Gibson SG Standard and Marshall Amps.

First CD you bought?
‘Permission to Land’ by The Darkness. I believe in a thing called Looooveeee...

Three guitarists that have influenced you:
1. Paul Kossoff from Free - an absolute hero.
2. Angus Young from AC/DC.
3. Rick James – just ‘cos.

Where did you play your first gig?
It was at the Sportsman in Halifax when I was 12 – living the dream!

The best gig you’ve ever played?
At the O2 Academy in Leeds.

What are the top 3 gigs you’ve ever been to?
Reckless Love at Rock City in Nottingham; Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe and Steel Panther at the MEN and every Download Festival I’ve ever been to - it’s the place where all the best bands play.