Bill Hardy

Bill Hardy!

Bill Hardy, bass and vocals

Bass, vocals, morale support, roadie.

Bill’s early years as a guitarist began in 1968 studying guitar at Walter D. Moses Co. in Richmond with N. Malley and later performing at high school talent shows, private parties and occasional club gigs on guitar and tenor vocals. In 1972, he played guitar and bass for the Mike Edging Band. After two years of performing, Edging recorded in Nashville on his own and the band amicably split later that year. In 1996, Bill helped found The Mid-Life Crisis Band where Bill was both a lead singer and rhythm guitar player with the nine piece band. The band is a popular local band and plays classic rock-n-roll, beach, and soul. In 1996 and 1997 they opened for Firefall and Eddie Money at The Boulders. Looking to expand his music experience Bill joined the Oak Lane Band on bass in 2005.

Music is one of his favorite things in life and the greatest way to escape from the hard life of a CPA. Although remaining committed to the Oak Lane Band, Bill still sits in sometimes on guitar and sings tenor with the Hurricane Johnson Blues Band – blues and rock

Bill believes that the heart and soul of any music is rhythm, and thus he aspires to bring a deep sensibility to the bass and guitar. No one loves to rip a solo more than Bill, but he also believes that the bass offers a great opportunity to inject a deep sound into the rhythm section. On stage, he can often be seen dancing behind his guitar or bass as he searches for the ultimate satisfaction in the music.