Billy Vera: Los Angeles, California
Billy Vera, a writer, actor, singer and music historian, is the leader of Bill Vera & the Beaters, “the quintessential Los Angeles, California band.” Billy’s prolific music career began in the early 1960s as a successful singer, as well as a hit songwriter for music legends such as Fats Domino, Ricky Nelson and The Shirelles. In 1987, Billy Vera & the Beaters had a Top 40 number one hit with “At This Moment". In addition to his success as a singer and songwriter, Billy has produced, archived and written liner notes for more than 200 reissue and compilations albums for many music industry greats. Moreover, Billy Vera & the Beaters continue to perform to sold-out audiences nationwide.
Go to iTunes to download “At This Moment” and other great Billy Vera hits. Please visit Billy Vera for his current tour schedule and more details regarding his extraordinary music career!
The Concierge Questionnaire: Billy Vera, Singer and Songwriter
What is your favorite word to describe Los Angeles? Hollywood, and all that implies.
What word best reflects the people of Los Angeles? Extreme diversity.
What is the most creative, spiritual or emotional place in Los Angeles?
The view from Mulholland Drive Drive.
Mulholland Drive overlooks all of Los Angeles and runs East/West on top of the picturesque Santa Monica Mountains.
What is your favorite outdoor activity in Los Angeles?
Riding the Ferris Wheel on the Santa Monica Pier.
The Pacific Wheel is the world’s only solar powered ferris wheel and travels more than 130 feet above the Santa Monica Pier.
Pacific Park: 380 Santa Monica Pier
Please visit Pacific Park for hours.
What is your favorite indoor activity in Los Angeles?
Listening to jazz at the Jazz Bakery.
The Jazz Bakery is a seven night-a-week prestigious, nonprofit jazz venue.
The Jazz Bakery:
GRAMMY Museum Sound Stage: 800 West Olympic Boulevard
Please visit The Jazz Bakery for additional venue information and music schedule.
What is your favorite sound or noise in Los Angeles?
Girls giggling as they run through the mall.
Two popular Los Angeles malls are the Beverly Center and Century City, great for shopping and people watching too!
Beverly Center: 8500 Beverly Boulevard
Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-9pm, Saturday 10am-8pm and Sunday 11am-6pm
Westfield Century City Shopping Center:
10250 Santa Monica Boulevard
Hours: Monday-Friday 10:30am-9pm, Saturday 10am-9pm and Sunday 12pm-7pm
What is your favorite smell or taste in Los Angeles? Night blooming Jasmine.
What drink best reflects Los Angeles? Pepsi-Cola.
What song or type of music best reflects Los Angeles?
Rhythm & Blues from the 1940s-early 50s.
Billy has produced and written liner notes on reissues for such Rhythm and Blues icons as Little Richard and Ray Charles.
If Heaven were Los Angeles, what would God say to a visitor when they arrive at the Pearly Gates? "Hold on there, we already have too many actors."
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