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Confirms Summer Tour Dates With NEEDTOBREATHE, Including One Toronto Date on August 15


13 APRIL 2018 (Toronto, ON) - Rising singer-songwriter Billy Raffoul debuts his new song, Could You Be Mine? via Interscope Records/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. The track arrives as follow up to his latest single, “Acoustic” and its accompanying video.


Of the track, Raffoul says, “‘Could You Be Mine?’ contains bits of some of the first songwriting I had ever done. Going back to when I was just a kid. This was also my first collaboration with MoZella, and one of my first with Mike Crossey.”


Most recently, Raffoul confirmed that he will be supporting NEEDTOBREATHE on their summer tour dates, which include stops at Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater, Washington’s The Anthem, Boston’s Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Philadelphia’s Festival Pier and Toronto’s RBC Echo Beach, on August 15. Raffoul spent the past two years on the road sharing the stage with Kings of Leon, ZZ Ward, Mondo Cozmo, Judah & The Lion and more. Full list of tour dates and ticket information available at


At just 23-years-old, Raffoul’s signature sound is powered by his soulful voice and deep lyrics. “That’s one thing for me —a song needs to be about something I’ve experienced or something someone close to me is going through,” Raffoul says of his sources of inspiration. “I find myself going back to moments of time from the past, picking apart these little experiences and building them into bigger things. I want people to know that the songs are genuine, that they’ve been lived in.”


Raffoul was fairly certain of what he wanted to do with his life from a young age. He grew up in a creative family in the small farming town of Leamington, Ontario. His mother is an artist, writer, and teacher and his father Jody Raffoul is a solo artist and hometown hero who has opened for everyone from Joe Cocker to Bon Jovi. Raffoul’s earliest musical influences come from his dad. “The Beatles were like Jesus in our house,” he recalls, adding that he also listened to soul singers like Otis Redding and Sam Cooke. On his tenth birthday, Billy received a ‘British Invasion’ inspired guitar with a Union Jack on its front from Jody and started teaching himself to play. By 16, had bought his first real guitar — a 1968 Gibson Les Paul Black Beauty. “It’s the same model and year as the only one Jimi Hendrix was ever photographed playing,” Raffoul says.


Stay tuned for more music to come from Raffoul, as he continues to work on his forthcoming EP.  


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