Growing up in Sudbury Ontario, Bill taught himself how to play guitar at age 9. After​
moving to Toronto he began playing guitar live and on record with Amanda Marshall,
Lawrence Gowan, Figgy Duff , Alex Lifeson & Tom Cochrane. It was through Tom that
he met singer/songwriter Tara MacLean (Nettwerk Records) and started producing her
demos, which led to a record deal with Capitol Records LA where he co-produced her
record "Passenger" with Malcolm Burn (Emmylou Harris, Chris Whitley).

Shortly after, he produced some demos for a young singer songwriter, Jason Mraz. One
of the songs "You And I Both” ended up getting major radio play in southern California
and eventually led to Jason getting a record deal. "You And I Both" went on to reach #10
on Billboard. Bill has toured the world with Jason and played​ on three albums "Mr. A-Z"
produced by Steve Lillywhite (U2, Peter Gabriel), “Tonight Not Again (Live)” and
"Beautiful Mess / Live From Earth" featuring his hit single "I'm Yours" (longest charting
single in Billboard history).

Bill was searching for a more organic approach to recording when he was
introduced to a young artist named Justin Nozuka. Just 17 years old, he made such an
impression on Bill that he jumped at an opportunity to record him. They made his debut
album "Holly" on a shoestring budget staying true to the raw, organic approach that he
was seeking. Justin Nozukaʼs "Holly" went on to reach #6 on Billboardʼs US Top
Heatseekers, sell over 300,000 records, earn a gold record in France and Justin was
nominated for a 2008 Juno "New Artist of The Year".

Now with over 50 albums to his credit including new albums by Tom Cochrane & Jimmy
Rankin. Bill has the knowledge and experience to bring the best out of whomever he’s
creating with.


"I try and not imprint too much of my own style into the recording" Bill says. "Being true
to the artist’s vision and bringing out the best that they are is the most important thing. I
want to make records that are timeless."