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Bill is Interviewed on Casting For Two podcast!
Singer/Songwriter and general funny man Bill Berry stops by to chat with Chris for episode 131. Topics covered are weather, Sean Penn, improv comedy, writing what you know, working with Steve Martin and his new album “Awkward Stage”. With host Chris Hernandez.
Listen HERE!


Songwriter’s Square Podcast Now Live!
The Songwriter’s Square podcast is live on Itunes and on Songwriter’s Square.com! Episode 1 is part one of the April show featuring Ali Handal, James Houlahan and David Lucky.
Episode 2 is Part 2! Or go to iTunes to listen! I hope you enjoy the show and please be sure to write a review!


Songwriter’s Square – June 19th, 2016 with Pam Loe & Chad Watson, Donna Lynn Caskey, and Mason Summit
Tickets available
Delicious Audio features clip of “The Day We Stole Steve Martin”
Delicious Audio, a radio production company that services over 600 FM radio stations across the country, featured a story and clip about Steve Martin joining me on vocals for the song, “The Day We Stole Steve Martin” from the upcoming album, Awkward Stage. Producer Jeff BLazy interviewed Bill and produced the spot after hearing a pre-release copy of the album.
The wheels are rolling!


AWKWARD STAGE will be released soon!
We are readying the eminent release of the new album for July 22, 2016!
Pre-release copies are available at Songwriter’s Square shows!

Saturday Night: May 14th Kulak’s Woodshed
5230 Laurel Canyon Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91607
Out of town? Watch live HERE at 8:00 PM Pacific time!!


BILL BERRY APPEARS ON SONGWRITING PODCAST
On The Village Green, a podcast about songwriters and the music business just released a new show with an interview with BILL BERRY. Bill talks to host Richard Byford about life as a songwriter, his show Songwriter’s Square and shares stories about his new album Awkward Stage. Songs featured are, Awkward Stage, The Piano Tuner With The Lazy Eye, Crabs. Listen or download HERE.

This month on Songwriter’s Square
Next show: Sunday, May 15th at 7:00PM (sharp) at the
Lyric/Hyperion Theater & Cafe 2106 Hyperion Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027
$15 at the door or $12 in advance with the discount code “Bill” at BrownPaperTickets.com
Songwriter’s Square is an intimate evening of songs and conversation featuring top shelf songwriters and a bottom rung host!

Past shows:




Saturday, September 19th, 8:00PM
COMEDY ROCK!
with Carla Ulbrich, actual size, Chris Bonno, Bill Berry and the Comedy Rock Band!
Comedy, music, improv, drinks and tacos!
Tickets HERE! presale only 5 bucks! $10 at the door.

Sunday, August 9th 4:00PM – 6:00PM
Bill Berry with David Lucky
Come join David and me in Woodland Hills!
At Crown Books no less! Pay what you can! Be home on time!

Monkey Mind the Musical site is up and running!
Check the new website for Monkey Mind the Musical HERE for all the latest info on our exciting new show!
Monkey Mind is is a lively and emotional family musical about a 14-year old girl learning to manage her unruly thoughts.

Season 1 of Funtastix! is up!!!
Click HERE to watch!
NEW VIDEO from the Funtastix!
The Happy Song from The Funtastix!
See it HERE!

Funtastix! website is live!
The new website for the series Funtastix! is up and live.
I wrote all the music for the show and it was a blast to do.
Find out all about the sarcastic new comedy and see the trailer right HERE

And download the hit songs from the show!
“The Happy Song”
“Always Be There For You”

Be sure to check for new episodes of “Funtastix!”

Please join us for the
Songwriter’s Square 2nd Anniversary Show: A Benefit for the Billy Block Family Fund
Saturday, July 19th at 8:00PM at the Lyric Hyperion Theatre and Cafe
Featuring soe of the best performers from the last two years:
Ed Tree, Marty Axelrod, James Hurley, James Lee Stanley, Sally Zito and more!
Get tickets online HERE
$20 at the door – All proceeds go to the Billy BLock Family Fund

Saturday June 21st with Daniel Cainer, Penny Nicols and Anny Celsi
Tickets available soon!

Saturday May 17th with Chauncey Bowers, Cynthia Carle and Jonathan Menchin

Songwriter’s Square 21 with Jack Tempchin, Robb Strandlund and Marina V

American Songwriter Magazine features Songwriter’s Square!
Check out the cool review in the monthly national magazine.
See the article HERE!

Songwriter’s Square 20 Saturday March 15th with Quinn DeVeaux, Kevin Fisher and Annie Boxell

Songwriter’s Square 19 Saturday February 15th with Sally Zito, Stoll Vaughan and Margot Rose

Songwriter’s Square, December 15th with Bob Malone, Dave Morrison, Tom Kell & Emiko Woods

Coming Soon!
Watch out for FUNTASTIX! More info soon!

Songwriter’s Square November 17th with James Hurley, Billy Kent and Marina V!

Grassroots Acoustica Presents:
College Bound Edition to benefit SPLAT November 9th at The Talking Stick
Featuring Bill Berry, Jamie Houston, Jane Bolduc, JC Hyke, T’Lark, Tom Kell with Emiko Woods and MORE TBA
More information HERE

Songwriter’s Square October 20th with Marvin Etzioni, Shelly Peiken and Ed Tree!

MONKEY MIND is here!
The new musical Monkey Mind will have it’s premier starting September 27th, 28th and 29th and October 4th, 5th and 6th!
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00PM, Sunday matinees at 2:00PM.
Reserve your FREE tickets HERE!

Songwriter’s Square this September 15th with Amy Engelhardt, Robert Morgan Fisher and Robin Hild!
Get your advanced tix HERE! 20% off with the password “bill”

Songwriter’s Square starts a second year!
With Grammy winning songwriter Julie Gold, Nelson Bragg (Beach Boys, Brian Wilson Band), Logan Heftel and your host, Bill Berry!

Songwriter’s Square Celebrates our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!
with a special Saturday Night benefit for Oklahoma tornado victims
Featuring: Bill Burnett, Cynthia Carle, Ray Jessel, Tracy Newman, Harriet Schock, Eric Schwartz and John Wicks!
More information HERE!

FUNTASTIX! finishes filming!

The new webseries, Funtastix! just finished up filming in mid-July and is on it’s way to a computer near you soon!
I wrote and produced the music soundtrack and am very excited to see the results!

And another benefit to Oklahoma Tornado victims:
Tracy Newman and Severin Browne Present Bill Berry, Cynthia Carle, Keven Fisher, Marty Axelrod, with Tracy and Severin

More info HERE!

June 16, 2013 – 7:30 PM Songwriter’s Square
Featuring Dave Gleason, Alfred Johnson and Freebo!
More info HERE
Purchase tix online HERE!
Use the promo code “bill” for 20% off of your ticket purchase!

Starting April 1, 2013
Take a ride on the bus and check out TransitTV’s Music Man (that’s me!)
I’ll be featured on the LA Metro bus lines on their closed circuit TV show, TransitTV.
First episode: Mozart
Upcoming episodes feature Eminem, John Cage, Robert Johnson and the Beatles!

April 12th, 2013 – 8:00PM TopTune
I’ll be performing at TopTune, the Songwriter game show for the first time.
Get more info HERE!

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 – 8:00PM: LAWIM Singer Songwriter Night
Join me at the M Bar for LA Women in Music’s Singer Songwriter Night featuring Harriet Schock, Lisa-Catherine Cohen, Dorthea Geist, Hillary Rollins and Emily Cohn.
That’s right, I’m the token wiener!
More info HERE!

Sunday, March 17th, 2013: Songwriter’s Square 8!!!
Go to the Songwriter’s Square Page for more info!

On Saturday, February 16th, 2013, I performed at the Autism Think Tank Benefit
I was so proud to perform “I’m Looking Through You” with friends John Wicks and Debbi Peterson at this wonderful benefit concert.
An all-star cast (and me) performed the Beatles’ Rubber Soul and Sgt. Pepper in their entirety to benefit the Autism Think Tank Charity.
Click to enlarge the flyer below. The show was sold out and truly an amazing evening. Check out the live video HERE and some great event photos by Beth Herzhaft HERE!

January 27th, 2013 – With the Amazing Art Podell!
Grammy winner! Folk Legend! Wild Man!
Put ‘em all together they spell A-R-T P-O-D-E-L-L!!! Don’t miss this show!
Also featuring: David Jackson, Barry Kane,
and Art’s trio of beauties, The Enhancements! grrrr!
Check HERE for more info!
Check HERE for Coffee Gallery Backstage info!

January 20th, 2013: Don’t miss Songwriter’s Square 6!
Go to the Songwriter’s Square page for more info!

January 4th, 2013: Bill at the Coffee Gallery Backstage!
I’ll be playing a full set opening for the Latin/Jazz Fusion band, Penny Unniversity
Check HERE for more info!
Check HERE for Coffee Gallery Backstage info!

Check out the great photos from Songwriter’s Square 5 HERE!

This just in!
Great video from Live at Vicki Abelson’s Women Who Write on 9/25/12

Upcoming events:
Thursday, November 8th
with Tracy Newman and the Reinforcements at the Talking Stick!

Sunday, November 11th
I am so proud to be at the Cabaraise! benefit to help The Sholem Community.
7:00PM at the M-Bar in Hollywood. More info here.

Sunday, November 18th - Songwriter’s Square 4 with Debbi Peterson, John Wicks and Gene Siegel. More info here.

Songwriter’s Square 3 was a great success!
Thanks to Paul F. Perry, Shanna O’Brien, Brian Woodbury and all the great folks who came out to support live music in Los Angeles!

See pics here!

Songwriter’s Square 4 Line-Up announced! (click link)

Songwriter’s Square 3 Line-Up announced! (click link!)

Vicki Abelson’s Women Who Write gig was such a blast! Below with (from l to r) Gigi Levangie Grazer, Vicki Abelson, Fred Willard, Cindy Chupack, and your friend and mine, me. See more pics here.
Photo by Louise Palanker

Tuesday, September 25th I’ll be playing at Vicki Abelson’s WOMEN WHO WRITE (click the link for info!)

Woo Hoo! What a great gig with Steven Neal Wagner and the band at the Talking Stick.
A special THANK YOU to all who attended. Especially to John Wicks who joined us for rousing versions of “Learning To Fly”, “Free Fallin’” and “Runnin’ Down A Dream” during our Tribute to Tom Petty set!
Check out more photos here!

Be sure to join Steven Neal Wagner and me at the Talking Stick in Venice, CA on Thursday, September 13th for a great night featuring solo sets by both of us and a set with a 6 piece band playing songs of Tom Petty! Featuring Ian Espinoza-guitar, Paul Landry-Bass, Pete Lefevre-Keys, and Tom Murrey-drums. It will be a night you won’t forget! AND we’re taking requests! Check out the Facebook event page!

Another great Songwriter’s Square on August 19th! Thanks to writers Harriet Schock, Art Podell and Steven Neal Wagner and of course everyone who came out and made the show a rousing success! Check out reviews and photos!

Sunday, August 19th, 2012, at 7:30PM
SONGWRITER’S SQUARE returns to the Lyric-Hyperion Theatre and Cafe!
Featuring hit songwriter Harriet Schock (“Ain’t No Way To Treat A Lady”), folk legend Art Podell, (New Christ Minstrels, Art and Paul), Steven Neal Wagner (“One Of The Two”) and your host, Bill Berry! Don’t miss it!
Tickets at: LyricHyperion.com Save $3! Use the discount code “billb

The reviews are in! The first Songwriter’s Square on July 22nd was a great success! Check out the photos here!
“GREAT SHOW last night, Bill… BRAVO!!! I love the space too… it works very well and made for a lovely evening of excellent music… Here’s to a permanent residency there at the Lyric Theater…”
- Jane Bolduc, Songwriter

“Great show last night, folks! Terrific songs, great voices, and a wonderful spirit.”
-Brian Woodbury, Composer/Songwriter

“Went to Bill Berry’s Songwriter’s Square event tonight and it was outstanding. Every songwriter bought his/her unique gift and talent, told stories, had us laughing, thinking and feeling inspired. The venue is classy, intimate and the sound was excellent. Totally enjoyed every song!!! Thank you Bill Berry for making this happen!”
- Shanna O’Brian, Songwriter

“Songwriter’s Square was Terrific! A total pleasure!! We are Fans!!”
-Paul and Kelli Landry, Actors/Musicians

Sunday, July 22, 2012
The 1st SONGWRITER’S SQUARE
This will be SO COOL! More info on the Songwriter’s Square page!
Tickets: http://www.lyrichyperion.com/

Thursday, May 17, 2012
The May 10th Talking Stick Show was epic. So many friends came out to spur us on. Special thanks to the band: Danny Hannon, Paul Landry and Ian Espinoza.
Thanks too to my partner in mayhem Richard Goldman, sound by Ted Blaisdell and all who attended.

Thursday, May 10 8:00 PM


Thursday, April 26 8:00 PM
CABARET des ARTISTES takes on THE BEATLES!!!
An evening of great singers and players perform the Beatles.

They had to throw in some hack players too so I’ll be playing.
Along with my good friends Steve Wagner and Paul Landry.
What songs are we doing you ask? Here’s a hint:
The B side to the 1965 Ticket To Ride single and Paul’s first solo #1 hit.

Celebrity Centre Int’l, 5930 Franklin Blvd, Hollywood (corner of Franklin and Bronson)
Thurs., April 26th; Show Time – 8:00pm
Doors open at 7:30pm for gourmet desserts and coffee

$10 per person

Also stay tuned for a show on Thursday May 10th, Details to come!

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