May 24, 2022
This week, Les chats with Billboard chart-topping singer and songwriter Billy Valentine, best known for his work on The Five Heartbeats, “Boston Legal” and “Sons of Anarchy.” Billy is a multitalented performer whose varied career has taken him across the United States and around the world. For five seasons, Billy’s singing voice could be heard every week on the ABC-TV series “Boston Legal” from the theme song right through to the end of every episode. “Sons of Anarchy,” the hit FX series, was a home for Billy’s voice throughout its seven season run. His unique take on songs by Credence Clearwater Revival, Bob Dylan, and Sly & The Family Stone introduced a whole new audience to his talents. In 1991, director Robert Townsend chose Billy as the lead singer in his film The Five Heartbeats. As a songwriter and vocalist, Billy has collaborated with such greats as Will Jennings, Burt Bacharach, and The Neville Brothers. We discuss his amazing career, as well as his upcoming show at The Chelsea Table and Stage on Saturday, June 8 at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $35, which includes a $15 food and beverage credit.