Billy Brett has been playing music since 1966. Recording and playing in various bands, writing songs and doing solo dates. He has played with Arlo Guthrie, Livingston Taylor, and Ramblin' Jack Elliott. He was influenced by early Donovan records, Burt Jansch, Johnny Cash & Bob Dylan. He has been playing in Irish pubs in Phoenix for the last eight years with the Clare Voyants, recording two CD's with the band, which was one of the best pub bands in Arizona. Sadly, they are no more. Parish Lantern is Billy's first solo project.