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Billy McNicol
Hollywood, CA

Height: 6'3
Weight: 210 lbs
College: University of Louisville

Billy McNicol is an up and coming drummer/singer based in Los Angeles, CA. The 28 year old Louisville KY native began playing drums at the age of two as his father was also a drummer.

McNicol is best known for the notoriety he received while playing drums for the University of Louisville Men's and Women's Basketball teams as he is frequently seen on ESPN and ESPN Classic.

He was at the helm of NCAA Basketball history when the University of Louisville's Athletic Department once asked him to represent the University of Louisville Pep Band by himself.

He then performed with the Louisville Cheerleaders and the "Ladybirds" after a rare call-in for the university’s band due to the heavy snow that transpired on that evening (Austin Peay vs. Louisville within the 2004-2005 NCAA Basketball Season).

Another memorable highlight was when he jammed with Dick Vitale live on ESPN when Louisville defeated the number one ranked Florida Gators in the 2004-2005 NCAA Men's Basketball Season.

Billy McNicol has gone on to perform and tour with many different acts. Since his days as a Cardinal, McNicol has performed and taught all over the country.

He is currently available for booking with his current rock outfit, “Stateol” and as an individual drummer with singing ability for: Tours, clinics, private lessons, group lessons, and live events.

Stateol's new self-titled album is now being recorded along with other various projects in which McNicol is involved.

Billy is recording alongside various artists who perform within the genres of: R&B, jazz, funk, fusion, hip-hop, and rock.

In the studio, you may find him working with Audio-Engineers: Keith Derek Jackson (Keithjacksonproductions) and Hank Linderman (Hanklinderman).

Screen name:
Member since:
Jun 10 2011
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week
Most available:


Jimi Hendrix, Living Colour, The Police, Guns n' Roses, Soundgarden, Van Halen, John Mellencamp, Public Enemy, Prince, Alice in Chains, Johnny Cash, The Rugbys, The Temptations, Galactic, The Neville Brothers, Candlebox, Genesis, and the Eagles.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist - Tenor:


1979 Vintage Yamaha Recording Custom Series drums: 24x18 BD - 14x12 Tom - 18x16 Floor tom, - 7x14 SD: Stewart Copeland Sig. - 14' LP Aspire Djembe.

20' Zildjian K Ride
18'/46cm AA Sabian Metal-X Crash
14' AA Sabian Hi-hats