Billy Raffoul Shares the Soulful New EP ‘I Wish You Were Here’

March 24, 2023 BY Jason Currell

Today, Nashville/Toronto singer, songwriter, and producer Billy Raffoul shares his soulful, intricate, and playful new EP, I Wish You Were Here, via Nettwerk.

“With these songs, the goal was to get them to a place where we see them on stage….I write music to experience sharing it with other people.”

I Wish You Were Here features the captivating, up-tempo “We Could Get High,” the lush, soothing love song “Better,” the cinematic and soft title track “I Wish You Here,” and the pop-tinged “Bliss” that serve as a much-anticipated introduction to the next chapter of Raffoul’s artistry. They were created alongside long-time collaborators Justin Zuccato and Mike Crossey, highlighting the graceful grit of his vocals and his knack for telling stories straight from the heart. After generating hundreds of millions of streams and earning acclaim from American SongwriterPaste and more, the award-winning Ontario singer, songwriter, and producer presents I Wish You Were Here.


Music surrounded Billy as a kid back in his hometown of Leamington. His father, Jody Raffoul, rose to prominence as a popular regional draw, performing at a prolific pace. Billy picked up his first guitar at a young age and spent countless hours on the instrument. “Music put food on the table for my family, and it was always there, shares Billy. “I don’t look it at any differently than if you’re dad’s a lawyer and you become a lawyer.

Raffoul debuted with the 2017 single “Driver,” Following the release of his 1975 EP and The Running Wild EP, he delivered his debut full-length, A Few More Hours, at YYZ in 2020. The single “Acoustic” generated over 66.4 million Spotify streams and “Easy Tiger” surpassed 21.8 million Spotify streams. The same year, he maintained this momentum with International Hotel and shared bills with Kings of LeonKaleoX Ambassadors, and more. Reaching another level, 2021 saw him garner the SOCAN Songwriting Prize for the single “Western Skies.”

Billy’s songs will ultimately resonate through your speakers and from the stage. “When you come to a show for the first time, I hope you walk away feeling good,” he shares.


March 23 – The Biltmore Theatre – Oshawa, Canada

March 24 – Warehouse Concert Hall – St. Catherines, Canada

March 25 – Mills Hardware – Hamilton, Canada

March 31 – AltiTunes Music Fest 2023 – Big White Ski, Canada

May 18 – Tolhuistuin – Amsterdam, Netherlands

May 22 – Passionskirche – Berlin, Germany

May 23 – Kulturkitche Altone – Hamburg, Germany

May 25 – Kulturkitche – Archdioces Cologne, Germany

May 26 – Volkstheatre – Munich, Germany

June 9 – Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, Canada

We Could Get High
Jim Carrey
I Wish You Were Here
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