Catch the Long Players next shows:

Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Saturday, December 1, 2012 • 7pm

3rd And Lindsley • Nashville, TN



Carole King -Tapestry

Saturday, December 29, 2012 • 9:30pm

Mercy Lounge • Nashville, TN

Courtesy of Rock Cellar Magazine

The name Bill Lloyd is certainly not the most memorable one, but for those who have followed his charmed career it’s his catchy songs that get stuck in your head.

As a refresher, Bill was the “Lloyd” in Foster & Lloyd, (with Radney Foster) that charted numerous hits out of Nashville in the 1980s: Crazy Over You, Sure Thing, What Do You Want From Me This Time, and Fair Shake. He’s made a ton of scratch writing megahits for (mostly) chicks in the NashVegas scene.

But don’t hold that against him.

Bill Lloyd’s own sensibilities have always been rooted in 1960s-70s pop, jangle and power-pop;  as such he has worked in the shadows with Ray Davies (Kinks), Glenn Tilbrook (Squeeze) Marshall Crenshaw, Cheap Trick, as well as Poco and Steve Earle.

Lloyd travels in the same rarefied intelligent pop-craftsmen air as Crenshaw, Elvis Costello, Dave Edmunds, The Smithereens, Scott Miller (Game Theory/Loud Family), Nick Lowe, Fountains of Wayne, and Dwight Twilley, which is why so many fans of these artists already know of him.

Bill’s new album (his first solo effort since 2004) is the perfectly-titled Boy King of Tokyo.  It came out a little earlier this year, and is already getting great reviews from fans and critics alike.

Today, the official video for the title track was released, so come be one of the first to view this adorable little thing…

Click here to view the BKOT video!

Bill Lloyd's 2012 album "Boy King Of Tokyo" has the multi-talented singer-songwriter taking the recording route that some of rock's finest have tackled early on in their careers like Paul McCartney, Emitt Rhodes and Todd Rundgren by performing every instrument on his record. The lyrical content will most certainly pull you in if you consider yourself a music lover. Rocker Brian Ray sang about "Vinyl" on his debut solo album but Bill goes beyond the soundtrack of our youth and sets focus on that one song that to you was clearly "The Best Record Ever Made".

Courtesty of Pop Soufle