Born in the pubs on the north side of Chicago, reminiscent of Luther’s College, Trippin Billies took to the “stages” of these small rooms in the early nineties as an acoustic duo. It wasn’t long before lines grew to long for the small bars and calls started coming in from around the Midwest. As a result the band was forced to rise to the occasion, and they’ve done just that. Having the luxury of living in a city called home to many great musicians, Trippin Billies is comprised of some of Chicago’s best. This talent coupled with their mutual love of high energy performance has moved them above the bar band circuit and into concert settings. Whether it’s a club in Iowa City, a Hockey arena in North Dakota or a summer festival in Rochester, New York or Lincoln, Nebraska, the show is always the same, just that, a show.
Their tour schedules have come to resemble that of the Dave Matthews Band before their ascension to their current status. Midsize venues sell out consistently across the country and the famous theatres whose names were once inked on the cover of DMB boot legs listened to by the band, now comprise the tour schedule of Trippin Billies. The theatres they once approached with trepidation and awe have now come to feel like home.
Talent buyers need only contact the agent and request Pollstar box office summaries to see the drawing power of Trippin Billies. Many DMB tributes have come and gone but none have become such a permanent facet of the Dave Matthews Band movement and for that they are extremely grateful. The idea was to amass the six best musicians and create a concert atmosphere that leaves people with dropped jaws, eagerly waiting until the next appearance. They feel they have done just that. Crowds keep growing.... sound engineers vie for a chance to mix...calls from all over the US come in and people hit the website so much that the e-mailer doubles itself every few months. Trippin Billies is grateful to the fans, intuitive agents and to Dave himself for helping to draw attention to their efforts in national publications.