Billy the Kid and The Regulators are a high powered, guitar driven, rhythm and blues band based in Pittsburgh. Lead singer Billy Evanochko is widely known across the Steel City for his impassioned lyrics, seductive vocals, and stinging guitar riffs. Together with his band, The Regulators they deliver a well-balanced dose of funky rhythm and blues, with heart and soul being the main ingredient, playing countless clubs and festivals throughout the country. The band attracts fans with their fresh mix and interpretation of the iconic R&B experience.
Billy the Kid & The Regulators won over the Blues Society of Western Pa taking first place honors among the acts at the Blues Challenge in Pittsburgh in 2013 earning them a spot at the 2014 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. The Band competed with acts from all over the world in Memphis January 22-25, 2014, earning them the 3rd Place Win among the best blues bands in the world! Their Sophomore CD “She Got a Hold on Me”, released in April 2012, wowed judges in Memphis, TN in which it placed in the top 5 best CD’s submitted from around the world for the Best Self Produced CD.
Billy the Kid and the Regulators earned a spot in the 2008 International Blues Competition in Memphis TN by winning the Appalachian Blues Challenge for the West Virginia Blues Society.
“Billy Evanochko and company deliver a unique blend of contemporary blues with a big side of funk. This definitely is a band to be reckoned with” – Scott Tady, Beaver County Times
“The boy can flat out play.” “Billy and the boys are one of the best kept secrets in the Blues. If you have not heard of them, you better ask somebody!” – Michael Burks, Alligator Records Recording artist
“Billy The kid & The Regulators are the best band I’ve had as an opening act this year period.” – Tinsley Ellis, Telarc Records Recording artist.