The music industry is littered with best-kept-secrets and next-big-things, often signed to a major label but purporting to be undiscovered to maintain credibility. Billy Lockett is the genuine article. Having built up a devoted fanbase through his beautiful, yearning, heartfelt songs this Northampton-born singer and songwriter has forged his own path, rejecting the kind of record-label interest that wants to turn him into a facsimile of what’s in the charts, rather than allowing him to be true to himself.
But this single-minded integrity has only seen his star rise so much so that Radio 1, already big supporters of him, have just added his song ‘Pathways’ to their Introducing playlist. He’s also just been announced as the sole support to Birdy on her entire European tour and his debut UK headline tour is almost fully sold-out.