Billy Amendola is a New York based, drummer, songwriter, studio musician, mentor, music industry consultant and producer, best known as a founding member of the seventies band, Mantus. The group released two albums, and three top ten Billboard dance singles. They achieved worldwide fame, touring the U.S., Canada and Europe.
Billy appeared on the 1987 debut album, of then teen sensation and eighties songstress, Debbie Gibson, Out of the Blue, combining the use of acoustic and electronic drums. The album spawned several international hits, including, “Only In My Dreams” and “Shake Your Love.” He received a triple platinum record award by the RIAA, for his contribution.
His musical credits include television commercials, movie soundtrack albums and hundreds of 12” remixes. Billy has also performed as a special guest percussionist with Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band on several occasions. He has been associated with Modern Drummer magazine for twenty-five years and is their Editor At Large.