Bio / Show Highlights

Bill has been a full time musician and entertainer since 1983. In addition to being a songwriter and producer, he is also an accomplished instrumentalist,
playing the guitar, piano, bass guitar, drums and harmonica.  Bill has been honored with numerous awards in Branson, MO including Best Gospel Cd of the
year, Best Vocal Impressionist of the year, Best Horizon Show of the year.  Bill has been inducted into the Nebraska and South Dakota Country Music Hall
of Fame.  He is also a member of the Nashville Songwriters Association.

Bill's high-energy show is a salute to music Legends:
Elvis Presley, Conway Twitty, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Neil Diamond, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, Tom Jones, Jerry Lee Lewis and The Ventures.
It also includes hits from the 50’s/60’s, Country, Classic Rock, Bill's Original Songs along with a little humor.
Bill has performed at well known theatres, fairs, casinos, corporate events, church functions and resorts, spanning multiple countries.
 
With over 300 songs in his repertoire, Bill is the perfect entertainer for any event including an Elvis show, Fifties/Sixties Rock and Roll show, Gospel show and his signature Variety/Elvis show.
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Male Vocalist of the Year Bill Chrastil captivates audiences

Published: Monday, March 07 2016 02:32  Written by Kathy Olivarez / Winter Texan Times Newspaper

Bill Chrastil, of Lincoln, Nebraska, has been performing for Winter Texans for three years. His efforts have paid off because Winter Texans voted him 2016 Male Vocalist of the Year. A beautiful voice and a high-energy show that leaves the viewer exhausted from just watching him as he jumps, dances across the stage, gives high kicks and does splits while singing the songs of popular male vocalists.
Bill has been entertaining audiences for over 30 years as a musician, singer and songwriter. He has performed in Branson, where he has received numerous awards including Best Gospel CD of the Year, Best Voice Impressionist, and Best Horizon Show of the Year, He is a member of the Nebraska and South Dakota Country Music Hall of Fame and a member of the Nashville Songwriters Association.
This reporter attended one of his shows recently, where he started his show with songs from Johnny Cash, such as “Ring of Fire” and “Folsom Prison Blues.” Then he moved on to the popular songs from the past like "Achy Breaky Heart" moving around the stage in constant motion as he performs.
Slowing down a moment with Willie Nelson’s "Blue Eyes Cryin’ in the Rain" and "On the Road Again," he continued with Conway Twitty's "Hello Darling" and "Tight Fittin’ Jeans." Next came Neil Diamond’s "Coming to America" and a Bruce Springstein song sung in the voice of Elmer Fudd.
Add "Sweet Caroline" and Roy Orbison’s "Pretty Woman," and other old favorites for a lively show. He did a guitar instrumental that was totally exceptional; I didn't realize fingers could move that fast. All during the show Bill involves the audience by having them clapping in rhythm or singing parts of the songs with him. And that is just the first half!
In the second half he came back as Elvis wearing a white costume with beaded fringe down the front. His dark hair was styled to resemble Elvis in younger years. He started with romantic songs like "Teddy Bear" and "Can't Help Falling In Love" before moving to the livelier songs like "Heartbreak Hotel," and "All Shook Up." During his performance as Elvis he went out into the audience and selected a woman, and getting down on one knee, he sang to her. Afterwards, he placed an autographed scarf around her neck. Sometimes women don’t wait for him to select them; they walk up to the stage and tuck a tip inside the lacings on the front of his costume, earning the scarf for themselves.
This is a fun show with some humor that keeps the audience swaying, singing and clapping in their seats. Winter Texans definitely should put him high on the list of entertainers to see next season if they missed him this year.
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Tribute to Elvis Presley:
A music phenomenon...Bill will "wow' you with his powerful voice, dynamic range that could move mountains, and undeniable "Elvis Moves."  Every song is a different experience, an eruption of emotions that only Bill can deliver. He will captivate you on this magical journey...  "The Total Elvis Package"

Salute to Tom Jones:
Bill's magnetic stage presence and charismatic performance will capture your attention during his Tribute to Tom Jones.  You will be amazed by his energized interpretations of songs and flirtatious facial expressions. His compelling voice on "Never Fall in Love Again" is breath-taking.

Salute to Neil Diamond:
Get ready for an out-of-this world music experience as Bill gives you an illuminating, magnificent charge when he steps out on the stage for his Neil Diamond Tribute.  His voice instantly commands the audience whether it is the moving performance of "Amercia" or a sing-along of "Sweet Caroline."

Classic Rock:
Music from 70s and 80s bands, such as ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bachman Turner Overdrive, DireStraits, REO Speedwagon and The Georgia Satellites -  Bill's vocals and guitar playing ROCK!

Original Music:
Have you ever been so deeply moved by a song that it hits your soul?  Bill's accomplished songwriting ability is nothing short of brilliant. You will be astounded by his variety of songs.  As you lose yourself in his beautiful music, the lyrics will wrap around your heart.

Guitar Instrumentals:
Bill's masterful performance on the guhitar is an electrifying rush of intensity.  You will be so intrigued by his talent, you will revel in the rhythm of the song. Sit back and take in this mind-blowing display of entertainment

50's/60's Rock and Roll:
Let Bill walk you down memory lane for the ultimate rock and roll adventure. Dance in your seat, sway to the music, or clap your hands as he thrills you with his exhilarating aerobic dance and songs of way back sweep you off your feet with his sensational voice

Country:
Embrace Bill's classic sounds of the legends of country, rockabilly, and country rock as he performs the sharp vocals of country ballads and the edgy flavor of country rock. Bill creates a style as he makes the song his own...country music with a Bill Chrastil twist.