Bill Malchow


Roots pianist and vocalist Bill Malchow divides his time between the Big Apple and the Big Easy—which sounds about right, since his percolating, second-line style bubbles and boils with Fats Waller-style Harlem stride and the steaming New Orleans sounds of Dr. John, James Booker, Allen Toussaint, and Professor Longhair.

Yeah Thanks Peter! that sums it up quicker then I can. Although I'm not sure why he didn't mention my fine organ playing and attractive beard. I'm mostly in New Orleans these days. I officially moved in June 2010. When in New York you can find me leading bands at fine New York City establishments like the Rodeo Bar and the Ear Inn. Look for "Bill Malchow and the Go Cup All Stars" in the listings... In New Orleans you'll find me with a band or solo or on lots of other peoples gigs.


On the Side

Piano player Bill Malchow added a New Orleans blues feel, especially on the darker, minor-key, somewhat Tom Waits-inflected numbers, and sang in a Dr. John-style N’awlins drawl when Grace gave him a lead vocal.

Since moving to New Orleans I've been doing a lot of sidemen work. Here are a few of the regulars, in no particular order: Alex McMurray (Band/Duo), Aurora Nealand and the Royal Roses, Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes, Tommy Malone Band/Duo (subdudes), Rory Danger and the Danger Dangers, Shannon McNally, King James and the Special Men, Dave Jordan and the Neighborhood Improvement Association, Paul Sanchez and the Rolling Road Show, Antoine Diel, Nine Lives, Lynn Drury, Juice. Check the schedule archive if your really into it.

While in New York I backed up several talented songwriters/bands including at one point or another The Jack Grace Band (Weirdo Country Music), Bubble (Beatles albums and original music) , Andrew Vladeck (Electric Folk), David Kolker (rock), Johanna Stahley (Soul/Rock/Pop), Jake Walker (blues), David Weinstone (Music for Aardvarks), Milton...

What Else

Yeah I do weddings, parties, corporate events and all. We're fun and a bit different.

  • Piano Lessons
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  • MD. not a doctor. Musical Director.

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