Nothing speaks soul like the penetrating rhythm and blues of Billy Buchanan's music. His passion for music has taken him from the small town of St. Augustine to over 25 countries overseas. His music touches the hearts of his fans with real experiences. ”

— I Want A Buzz Magazine

Billy Buchanan Bio

Looking for a dynamic band for your event or festival? Look no further! "The Ambassador of Rock 'n Soul", Billy Buchanan & his Rock 'n Soul Revue put on a nonstop, no holds barred show that is an authentic, jaw dropping homage to The Pioneers. Buchanan channels soul greats like Ray Charles, The Drifters, Sam Cooke, James Brown, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Jackie Wilson, Stax icons, Motown superstars, and many more with ease. He is also an exceptional, award winning songwriter, and in his original music, you can hear the backbeat rhythms and musical influences of all the artists he admires. His latest album, "Live! Act 1", was released in November 2019. Drawing people of all ages, races, and backgrounds straight to the middle of dance floor, his fans shag, swing, twist, lindy hop, stroll, mash potato, and watusi all night long. When rock and roll was still in its infancy, it was electrifying, unrestrained, and unapologetic. Billy Buchanan & his Rock ‘n Soul Revue exemplifies all of those characteristics and is a true celebration of the music."

Sample Track ("The Pioneers")


Ruth Eckerd Hall (Clearwater, FL)
IKEA Grand Opening (Jacksonville, FL) 
One Daytona (Daytona Beach, FL)
Florida Theatre (Jacksonville, FL)  *Tower of Power, Rock the Decade Events, Rocky Horror Picture Show*
Blue Crab Festival (Palatka, FL)
SeaWalk Music Festival (Jacksonville, FL)
Ponte Vedra Concert Hall (Ponte Vedra Beach, FL) *The Minneapolis Sound - Prince Tribute, The New Orleans Suspects*
Rhythm and Ribs (St. Augustine, FL)
One Spark (Jacksonville, FL)
Isle of Eight Flags Seafood Festival (Fernandina Beach, FL)
Deland Original Music Festival (Deland, FL)
Music Midtown (Atlanta, GA)
Bayfest (Mobille, AL)
Prince Tribute at Hemming Park (Jacksonville, FL)
450th Celebration / Ray Charles Tribute (St. Augustine, FL) 
Music By The Sea Festival (St. Augustine, FL)

Billy performs 200 to 250 dates a year. 

Billy has opened for or shared the stage with Jersey Boys on Tour, Tower of Power, Harry Connick Jr., Betty LaVette, The Four Tops, Josh Turner, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Brothers Osborne, David Ryan Harris, Morris Day and The Time, Chaka Khan, Shawn Mullins, Sixpence None The Richer, JohnnySwim, The New Orleans Suspects, The Atlanta Rhythm Section, Joy Williams (from The Civil Wars), Super Cat, G Love and Special Sauce, 24-7 Spyz, Switchfoot, Extreme, KC & The Sunshine Band, Funky Meters, P.O.D, N'Dea Davenport (from The Brand New Heavies), Skillet,  Alice In Chains, Rebecca St. James, Salt-n-Pepa, and Jennifer Nettles (from Sugarland), to name a few.


"When Billy Buchanan's music permeates the dancehall, you can't help but get up and dance". - Folio Weekly 
"When it comes to innovation, and expanding musical horizons, Billy Buchanan is one of the premiere purveyors of music in our region". - Narrow Magazine

"Billy Buchanan is a vibrant frontman who makes each track a statement of faith and hope". - Billboard Magazine

"It's been said "If you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life". If that's true, then musician (and educator) Billy Buchanan is the busiest unemployed man in St. Augustine." - St. Augustine Social