Guitarist Bill McGoldrick’s initial influences growing up in the Boston area were rock and roll and blues, listening to and trying to emulate the great guitar players of the time like Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Duane Allman, Eric Clapton, Pete Townsend and Carlos Santana. Eventually while attending Berklee College of Music in Boston, his influences leaned more towards Jazz Guitar players like Jim Hall and Joe Pass along with players who mixed jazz with rock, like Lee Ritenour, Al Di Meola and Larry Carlton.
He graduated from Berklee College of Music and immediately went on the road, traveling throughout the US and Canada with one of the top show bands touring the US at the time, “September”. When he got off the road two years later, he started playing with a band that did gain a lot of popularity in the Boston area during the 1980s, “Struggle”. Struggle played all the major venues in Boston during that time, released an album and had their Video played on MTV multiple times.
He has played thousands of gigs with many great bands and musicians, from some of the top groups in the Boston area, all the way to touring with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees, “The Platters”.
He is now focused on teaching guitar and playing in his own Acoustic Duo, “The Bill McGoldrick Acoustic Duo”, along with freelancing with some of the top bands in the Greater Boston Area.