Billy Tsounis is a talented guitarist|composer|multi-instrumentalist.
He writes/performs with his all-instrumental band, Billy Tsounis and The Amazing Androids, the no-wave psychedelic punk of Vasoline Tuner as well as with assorted rock gods of various pedigree.
He does session | live work, along with teaching privately as well as at the Temecula Music Academy and The Harvard Street Music Exchange in Hemet, CA.
His original music has been featured on the MTV and CBS networks.
He was featured in the January 2017 issue of Guitar Player magazine.
“Billy Tsounis is one of those dazzling, flash fingered, guitar player's guitar player-you know, like Joe Satriani and Steve Vai, he possesses a seemingly limitless crayon box, and an obvious jazz from hell Zappa influence. He has an enormous music vocabulary but uses his many visceral tones and brash tongues to tell simple stories."
“Psychedelic to the point of being semi-hallucinatory ,the new album from Billy Tsounis pulsates with energy from the first moments, billowing out in expansive waves of guitar and bass held down by the solid drumwork. Mr. Tsounis put everything together himself, and the quality and sense of interaction between the assembled pieces deserves some recognition."
"For those of you who like your progressive rock a bit out there and distinctive, take a gander at Southern California guitarist Billy Tsounis's latest release Nefelibata. The album is a culmination of odd and unique song structures; it often borders Zappa -like offbeat rhythms, Ozric Tentacle weirdness and elements of Joe Satriani power solos."
“Billy Tsounis is an insanely creative guitar player, drawing from every era of classic rock,sixties punk, Hendrix experience/Band of gypsies/Parliament-funkadelic psychedelia, MC5 jam band pyrotechnics,Tommy Bolin super heroics, Robert Fripp prog rock, sinister Jimmy Page occult menace, Marc Bolan spaceball ricochet, Daniel Ash artful-experimentation ,Mick Ronson stardusted catchiness,dart pitching, pitcher swilling cock-rock,Steve Vai sci-fi wankery, its all here. Billy, the guitarist is a full-on space-hun/intergalactic conjuror and a time travelling technicolour story-teller.”
“We have to admire folks who create music out of a pure desire to create.And that is the case with Billy Tsounis.This fellow recorded and self-released this album most likely knowing full well of its limited audience potential.The appropriately titled music for your vacation is an exercise in unbridled creativity.”