Billy Talent photographed by Dustin Rabin

Billy Talent

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Hometown: Mississauga, ON (Canada)


unk rock inspired countless artists over the years, so isn't it time for a band to bring that inspiration back around– Blistering with energy, Billy Talent captures the spirit, attitude, and explosiveness that first launched rock's rebel cause. Though they describe themselves as a "walking, talking Seinfeld episode," the group musically captures a pressing sense of urgency devoid of anything trite or gimmicky. Ultimately, Billy Talent is the type of band that pops as much for its melodic sensibilities as for its against–the–grain aggression.

Billy Talent's major label debut takes center stage with the same zest and zeal that earned them huge underground acclaim. For the new album, band members Benjamin Kowalewitz (vocals), Ian D'Sa (guitar), Jon Gallant (Bass), and Aaron Solowoniuk (drums) worked with producer Gavin Brown to record 13 songs that underline the group's accessible melodies, distinct writing, and balanced arrangements.


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Billy Talent

Billy Talent III (2009)

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Billy Talent / Cancer Bats live in London

Billy Talent / Cancer Bats

live in London (2009)

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Billy Talent

Billy Talent II (2006)


Billy Talent Watoosh! [reissue] (as Pezz)

Billy Talent

Watoosh! [reissue] (as Pezz) (2005)


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Billy Talent

Billy Talent (2003)


Sum 41 / Flashlight Brown / Billy Talent live in Winnipeg

Sum 41 / Flashlight Brown / Billy Talent

live in Winnipeg (2003)

live show

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Billy Talent

Tuesday, January 30, 2007 at 7:00 PM (EST)

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