Veteran gay Sydney entertainer Billy Munro is embarking on a bold new venture with Billy’s Beat, a ‘singing DJ’ show aimed squarely at gay male audiences.
The DJ and crooner, who published groundbreaking 1970s gay magazine Butch, has built up a library of around 70 iconic songs, cheekily reworded to make them more relevant to the gay men of Sydney.
“The whole concept is to write lyrics that are directed to gay guys, something that’s strictly for the fellas,” Munro told the Star Observer.
“We’ve been listening to the girls do their thing for a long time — and that has a strong place in the gay scene, as it should. But this is something new and a bit bold, and very much for the gay boys.”
Munro sings vintage classics like To Sir With Love, Summertime Love, My Guy and Stand By Your Man, all with reworded ‘gay lyrics for gay guys’. He’s also mixed a multitude of local references into many of the songs, with frequent mentions of Oxford St and Darlinghurst.
Munro is seeking expressions of interest from venues, and said he thought his act would be ideal for a Sunday session at a bar or pub catering to an older crowd. He’s also available for private parties and functions.
INFO: Call Billy Munro on 0414 660 621.