Sweet Billie started in 2016 under the impulse of the Di Pinto brothers. With a common passion for soul music, they started a band which was completed by bass player Talisa Anibie and singer-songwriter Damia da Costa.
Pascal (guitar) and Johan (drums) come from a family of musicians where blues, soul, folk and rock music were part of their up-bringing.
Damia has a long experience in soul/ jazz/broken beat/house music : she recorded a few tracks which were published on several labels ( Compilation Saint Germain des Prés Café n°5 - Wagram, Amalgama, Beyond Jazz, Counterpoint records...)
Talisa Anibie is a self-taught bassist with a natural talent for music and a perfect ear.
Together they offer a combo that brings its own personal touch into the soul music. A sparkle of Africanism since Damia and Talisa share the same Congolese origins and many other influences from all types of music : from alternative rock/blues to jazz, from drum n'bass to pop music...
They were finalist at the 2017 Tremplin Festival de Dour, winner of the 2017 Tremplin Beach Days Festival, and finalists/winners of other musical contests in Flanders during 2017
Sweet Billie offers a refreshing sound that needs to be heard !