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BILL CLIFTON

VOCALS

Born in Red Bank, New Jersey, Bill grew up with a passion for the hard hitting music of bands like AC/DC and Metallica. Studying the era of great showmanship from the likes of Freddie Mercury, Bon Scott, and Axl Rose, Bill found his calling in the era of early 90s grunge scene. When Stone Temple Pilots' "Creep" hit the airwaves, he was in love. 

Performing in cover bands and original groups since a young age, Bill would go on to perform at some of New Jersey's most legendary clubs such as The Stone Pony and the House of Blues in Atlantic City; sharing the stage with greats like Biohazard, Dizzy Reed, Run DMC, Nonpoint and Sevendust. Bill became a mainstay in the Jersey music scene.

After Scott Weiland's tragic passing in 2015, Stone Temple Pilots had held an open audition for singers. Bill submitted, and in 2016 his rendition of "Crackerman" received airplay on Q104.3's Jim Kerr Morning Show. He was praised for both his vocal stylings, and performance demeanor. STP's management had actually reached out to Bill for more material. Eventually, when STP opted to move in a different direction, Bill caught the attention of a newly forming Scott Weiland Tribute act - Contraband.

Since joining the group, Bill has worked tirelessly to deliver an "honest and true portrayal" of the unique charisma, energy, crooning vocal styling, and incredible showmanship that the man-himself, Scott Weiland, once delivered to millions of fans on stages around the world.