With a sound that has been dubbed "a refreshing fusion of rhythm and blues, gospel, jazz, and hip hop" and a performance style reminiscent of musical legends, B. Lilly sings, writes and performs from his soul. Born and raised on Chicago's west side in the Austin community, he discovered his love for music at Greater St. John Bible Church listening to the band and choir. He's been creating and performing ever since.
His music and performance combines aspects of John Legend, Stevie Wonder, Mali Music, Bob Marley, Anthony Hamilton and Marvin Gaye to create a performance style that ranges from passionate and high energy to smooth and classic -- taking his audiences on a soul-filled and soul-stirring musical journey.
He has opened for and shared a stage with Keith Sweat, Mint Condition, The Isley Brothers, and Howard Hewitt.
B. Lilly also has a heart for his community and has served as a school-based mentor with the College Mentoring Experience (founded by his dad, Bernard Lilly Sr. in 2014), where he led life-empowerment workshops for middle- and high-school youth. He is also a member of CHICAGO 200, a program for emerging leaders whose goal is to enhance the quality of life for residents across the city. He currently is the music education coordinator at Build Chicago. His goal is to empower, mentor, and inspire the next generation.
Voice of the community… lover of music… man of faith: B. Lilly is set to take the nation – and, ultimately, the world – by storm.
"musical spirit, heart of soul"