Hot off the heels of their current single “How to Get the Girl”, party-starters Blackjack Billy are releasing their new digital EP, Show Out. Available June 23, this is the bands first release with a label, and features their signature good-time sounds, with big names like Tim Hicks and Madeline Merlo in the credits.
Show Out was recorded in Montreal, QC and produced by Blackjack Billy’s Jeff Coplan, a Montreal native. The versatility of the band is evident through its six-song compilation. The EP kicks off with rock-infused “My Lips Your Kiss”, transitions into a classic Blackjack Billy sound with the track, “Nothing Like You”, shifts into the reggae-inspired “L-I-V-I-N”, and surprises with the gritty title track, “Show Out”. Also included is the upbeat “Lucky Dog” and the current Top 50 single “How to Get the Girl”, featuring vocal powerhouse Madeline Merlo.
For Blackjack Billy, their upbeat, fun-loving personality isn’t reserved for music only. “After three years of heavy touring we took a little time off the road to focus on trying to write as many great songs as we can. We’re pretty pumped to finally get our fans some new music that we’re very proud of,” explains Coplan. He adds, “the Show Out EP is all about living the good life as hard as you can, and we are looking forward to playing these songs on the festival circuit this summer.”
Prior to their single release in May and their EP release later this month, Blackjack Billy garnered international attention with the independent release of their overnight party hit “The Booze Cruise”. With minimal promotion, the party anthem was in heavy rotation on SiriusXM’s “The Highway”, achieved Platinum certification in Canada, charted #1 in Australia, and became the hottest-selling iTunes song in America by any act without a label deal that year.
The Nashville-based group consists of Noll Billings (vocals), Ian Munsick (vocals, bass guitar), Jeff Coplan (electric guitar), and Brad Cummings (drums). Canadian fans can catch Blackjack Billy at their show on June 23rd with Madeline Merlo in Barrie, ON. The band will also on the festival circuit this summer, including a Harbourfest (Kenora ON), Mussels Bad Soiree (Lewisporte NL), and Havelock Jamboree (Havelock ON).
Connect with Blackjack Billy online at blackjackbilly.com.