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The Billys

Welcome to the official home of 

Also known as Kirk Wall and the Hillbillies!
[Formerly known as The Billys or Billy Hill and the Hillbillies]


If you would like to be added to our email list, please email our webmistress
As events are added you will be emailed!


Here's What's Happening!


Free Concert featuring
Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies

Saturday, May 31, 2014
O.C. Marketplace @ the O.C. Fair & Event Center
Two sets @ Noon and 2pm

Admission: $2.00 for 13 and over; 12 & under free (includes admission to swap meet)
Plenty of Free Parking

If you join their free O.C. Marketplace Email Club through their website  @ www.ocmarketplace.com
you get free tickets, preferred parking and other cool stuff throughout the year.

The Email is sent out twice a month, so people can get in for free that way.

It's the best deal in town! and great for those who want to bring the whole family.

Friday, March 7, 2014
Good news! We've been moved...
To the historic Birdcage Theater
at Knott's Berry Farm
Same show times and days as before!
(See a park map for location, but it's right outside of the wilderness Lodge and next door to the school house)

Thursday, January 9, 2014

We are so happy to announce our new schedule listed below.
Now's the time to get those Knott's Berry Farm
Seasonal passes!

Follow this link for more info... https://www.knotts.com/ticket-category/2014-Season-Passes


Wednesday, January 8, 2014

For those of you interested, we have created an Instagram page,
if you would like to add your Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies photos...


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Welcome to 2014. This is going to be a good year. Our final shows for the mouse are now over.


Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Our News Years Eve Show @ Knott's Berry Farm was a success.
We enjoyed seeing y'all there and we had a great time doing some of our old material and a few new things.
We were told that this was the most people they'd ever seen in the barn.
No job offers yet, but we're patient. Hope you are too!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

We have decided to add the name "Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies" to our professional name list to use
when performing occasionally.
All our domains now link to this page, including:


or our original link still works to get to this page...

So... no matter what domain you use, all roads lead here to this page. Thank you for your patience.

Monday, December 2, 2013

We have decided to rename our band to help us have a unique identity.
Starting today, we will be known as "Kirk Wall and the Hillbillies" instead of The Billys or Billy Hill and the Hillbillies.
Please bare with us as we change our various webpages, facebook and other social media venues.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Because of all the recent emails, calls, messages and rumors from fans and friends,
we are confirming that [as of right now] our last show will be on Monday, January 6, 2014.
Disneyland is retiring the Billy Hill and the Hillbillies Show and us along with it.

We'd just like to thank you for being the awesome people you are!
You made our job more enjoyable and we thank you for all your support over the years.
We have enjoyed performing for each and every one of you for the last 26+ years and we hope that you enjoyed our show,
that we cheered you up, made your day a little brighter and made you laugh.

Whistlin' Rick Storey Anders "Animal" Swanson Krazy Kirk Wall "Dynamo" Dennis Fetchet

Check out our
INSTAGRAM account...


You can also find us on FACEBOOK as

Kirk Wall and the Hillbillies

upcoming schedule of events
Keep an eye out for future shows and venues

Some showtimes are approximate and subject to change without notice.
Go to www.knotts.com for all Knott's Show Information

 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
April 13 April 14 April 15 April 16
April 17
April 18
April 19

Knott's Berry Farm
5:30, 7:00 & 8:30 pm
[park admission required]

Knott's Berry Farm
5:30, 7:00 & 8:30 pm
[park admission required]

Knott's Berry Farm
5:30, 7:00 & 8:30 pm
[park admission required]

Knott's Berry Farm
5:30, 7:00 & 8:30 pm
[park admission required]

Knott's Berry Farm
5:30, 7:00 & 8:30 pm
[park admission required]

Knott's Berry Farm
5:30, 7:00 & 8:30 pm
[park admission required]

Knott's Berry Farm
5:30, 7:00 & 8:30 pm
[park admission required]

April 20 April 21 April 22 April 23 April 24 April  25 April 26

Knott's Berry Farm
5:30, 7:00 & 8:30 pm
[park admission required]

Knott's Berry Farm
5:30, 7:00 & 8:30 pm
[park admission required]

Knott's Berry Farm
5:30, 7:00 & 8:30 pm
[park admission required]

Knott's Berry Farm
5:30, 7:00 & 8:30 pm
[park admission required]

Knott's Berry Farm
5:30, 7:00 & 8:30 pm
[park admission required]

Knott's Berry Farm
5:30, 7:00 & 8:30 pm
[park admission required]

Antique Tractor Show
International Agri-center
Tulare, CA.
5:00 pm Dinner Show

Apr. 27 Apr. 28 Apr. 29 Apr. 30 May 1
May 2
May 3

Knott's Berry Farm
5:30, 7:00 & 8:30 pm
[park admission required]

Knott's Berry Farm
5:30, 7:00 & 8:30 pm
[park admission required]

May 4
May 5
May 6
May 7
May 8
May 9
May 10

Knott's Berry Farm
3:00, 4:30, 5:30 & 7pm
[park admission required]

More to be
May 11
May 12
May 13
May 14
May 15
May 16
May 17

May 18
May 19
May 20
May 21
May 22
May 23
May 24

May 25
May 26
May 27
May 28
May 29
May 30
May 31

Kirk Wall and Dennis Fetchet
for their 20+ years of service

Rick Storey
for his 10+ years of service
at the Happiest place on earth.

  September, 2013...


Miss seeing the Hillbillies?
How about the next best thing?


Get one while they last!


Because of our recent name change, these CDs will probably not be reprinted,
so when the supply runs out, they will no longer be produced.

They are available for $20 each.
The price includes shipping and handling within the U.S.

Recorded live at
Vincenzo's Pizzeria Experience
in Newhall, California in 2005.

Songs include:
Foggy Mountain Breakdown,
Country Boy,
Barefoot Nellie,
The Letter,
How Mountain Girls Can Love,
Flowers on the Wall,
No Matter What,
Rocky Top,
Ticket To Ride,
Orange Blossom Special
The Devil Went Down to Georgia.

For more information,
  email the webmistress @

You can purchase the above CD
via this website by clicking this button and ordering via PAYPAL.



     and the HILLBILLIES...

Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies


Billy Hill and the Hillbillies

Kirk Wall and the Hillbillies
Bluegrass Band features:
KIRK WALL on guitar and vocals;
DENNIS FETCHET on fiddle, vocals and mandolin;
on banjo,vocals and guitar;
on bass,vocals and fiddle
 Our Hillbilly History
We began performing in Critter Country in the late 1980's in various different bands, but we got our real start during Disneyland's State Fair event in Spring of 1988.

At the time, we performed as the "Barley Boys" in the Big Thunder Ranch area.
Our job was to help entertain the crowd and encourage the pigs to run their fastest. Each Barley Brother [Marley, Farley, Charley, etc] would take one of four sections of the audience and teach them a pig "call" to encourage that pig during the race.
Pigmania with the Barley Boys.
Kirk is in the red shirt above.
Circa 1988
Kirk Wall as a "Barley Boy"
during Pigmania
at State Fair at Disneyland.
Here is an example of the Pig Race from YouTube.com,
Click this....


"Pigmania" ended in October, 1988, we were asked to perform for the opening day crowds
in Critter Country which opened
on Wednesday, November 23, 1988.

Splash Mountain was to have opened
during this time, but due to technical difficulties
it wasn't ready.
So we worked longer than
we expected [which was a good thing for us].
We continued to perform for the
newly built attraction, Splash Mountain
which finally opened 8 months later
on Monday, July 17, 1989

The original members of the band in those
days were Kirk Wall on guitar, Dennis Fetchet
on fiddle, John Marshall on bass
and Mario Hildalgo on banjo.
Kirk acted as our front man.

Early Billy Hill and the Hillbillies
near Splash Mountain

From left to right: John Marshall, Dennis Fetchet, Kirk Wall and Mario Hildago

Early Billy Hill & the Hillbillies
[originally known as the Spit Band]
This photo above shows Tom Sauber
on fiddle.

On Wednesday, August 5, 1992
Billy Hill and the Hillbillies were
officially formed.

We were later moved to Frontierland and played outside the Golden Horseshoe. Occasionally filling in when the Golden Horseshoe Jamboree Show was dark. [closed]


We were asked to replace The Golden Horseshoe Jamboree Show that was closing.

On Sunday, December 18, 1994, we performed our first official "scripted" show in the Golden Horseshoe Saloon as the resident band. Sadly, Mario had left us and was replaced by John's brother, Evan Marshall on mandolin.

Evan brought classical mandolin experience that added a new dimension to our show.

[left to right: Kirk Wall,
Dennis Fetchet, John Marshall
and his brother, Evan Marshall]
Five years later, on Sunday, November 21, 1999 , we were temporarily moved out of the Golden Horseshoe Saloon for the opening of Woody's Round-up Show, but Woody didn't last and we returned to the Golden Horseshoe on Thursday, July 20, 2000 after an 8 month absence.

By now, we had quite a following including a fan club called "Da Billy Club" that met weekly on Sunday mornings for the first show and Friday evenings for the last show.
In February of 2002, Anders Swanson became a sub for the band playing bass and added a fun element to the show.

On Thursday, February 6, 2003 at the 1:15 pm show, our original team [since 1994] performed our 10,000th show at the Golden Horseshoe and were given a plague and cake by Disney Management.

On stage at Big Thunder Ranch BBQ during our stay at "the Ranch"
Circa 1999

Left to right: Evan Marshall, Dennis Fetchet, Kirk Wall and John Marshall.

This team stayed the original Billy Hill team for 11 years working five days a week, 5 thirty-five minute shows a day.

Our 10,000th Show Plaque
Thursday, February 6, 2003
Presented to us by Disney after we finished 10,000 performances of our show

We played to a packed house of fans, friends and 25+ dignitaries including our entertainment boss, Stan Freese and 40+ members of Da Billy Club, our fan club at the time.

Our team at that time included Kirk Wall, Dennis Fetchet, John Marshall and Evan Marshall.

In 2003, Evan Marshall left the band and was replaced by Rick Storey on banjo and Dennis filling in on the mandolin [and fiddle].


In October 8, 2003, Disneyland decided to close the Golden Horseshoe Variety Show with Dana Daniels.
These teams included:

The Golden Horseshoe Saloon re-opened 7 days a week with Billy Hill and the Hillbillies and so in order to do 35 shows a week, we were split into three teams. 

The Original Green Team
John David on guitar,
John Marshall on bass and fiddle,
Evan Marshall on mandolin and fiddle and lead man, John Eaden on guitar and a really tiny fiddle.

This team played on
Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

The Blue Team
Anders Swanson on Bass and Fiddle; Dennis Fetchet on fiddle and mandolin; Kirk Wall, lead on guitar and fiddle and Rick Storey on banjo and guitar. 

This team performed on
Sundays and Mondays.
 The Newer Green Team

John Marshall, John Eaden,
John David and Duane Michaels

or as we like to call them;
The Three Johns and Duane.

This team performed on
Tuesday and Wednesday.

The Gold Team


Kirk Wall, lead on guitar and fiddle,
Dennis Fetchet on mandolin and fiddle, Duane Michaels on Mandolin and fiddle
and John Marshall on bass and fiddle.

There have been tons of other team combinations over the years using subs. Too many to mention here.

Helping over the years were many, many wonderful subs who filled in when needed including:
 Kevin Gregg [Billy Red],
Cory Rouse [Billy Barney],
Denny Hardwick,
Barry Cogert,
Rick Dunham,
Jonny Ray Bartel,
Arshag Chookarian,
Dave Eastly,
Phil Ward,
Keith R.,
Denny Moynahan,
Eric Brenton,
Farley the Fiddler.

On Tuesday, June 18, 2012, we began performing at Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree which was where we had started many years ago in Pigmania.

Billy Hill and the Hillbillies use to be found performing 5 days a week at either the Golden Horseshoe Saloon in Frontierland or at the Thunder Ranch Jamboree behind Thunder Mountain.

  Most of our team perform Thursdays through Mondays with all four of us playing on Sundays and Mondays.

On Monday, January 6, 2014, the show, "Billy Hill and the Hillbillies"
was retired after 21 years at Disneyland.
At that time, we have decided to change our name to "Kirk Wall and the Hillbillies" and "Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies"
in order to perform at outside venues without confusing our guests.
We hope to see you all in the near future as we continue to perform country,
bluegrass, Broadway Show Tunes, The Beatles and comedy, our style!

Keep watching here or an Facebook for any upcoming events!
See our schedule up above, as we are currently performing
week-ends at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, California.

The Billys can also be seen on Facebook @ The Billys


KIRK WALL ~ front man on guitar

Kirk Wall is a multi-talented singer, musician, comedian and actor in the Southern California area. Originally from Texas and New Mexico, he grew up in a musical family and started out playing the violin. In college, he began studying music and opera.
After doing his first play, “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown”, he performed in numerous stage musicals throughout his career including “Sweet Charity”, “Joseph and the Technicolor Dream Coat” and “Grease”.
He did television filming an episode of “The Fall Guy” and appearing on General Hospital” as Dr. Spence Andrews.

Kirk started at Disneyland in the mid 1980’s as a sub for Dick Hardwick in the Golden Horseshoe Revue in Frontierland when he replaced his friend Mike Norris in the position. He was playing the part of Pecos Bill and the Traveling Salesman made popular by Wally Boag. Big shoes to fill indeed.
He performed in the Blast to the Past Celebration doing Elvis and performing doo-wop with a 50’s band at Tomorrowland Terrace called The Streamliners.

In 1987 and 1988, he performed with the Barley Boys in Pigmania.

Kirk performs as Tony Fabulous with The Big Shots [doing 40's Big Band music], and The Knights [doing doo-wop and 50's music.] Kirk also performs around the west coast as an Elvis impersonator and does symphony performances around the country doing combination bluegrass and classical music concerts.

He is also featured on various CD's including "Nobody's Business" with Tony Fabulous and the Big Shots, "The Knights" and "Billy Hill and the Hillbillies".

Kirk currently resides in Southern California, with his wife, TracyLynn where he performs as Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies with Dennis, Anders and Rick.

He is also featured on various CD's including "Nobody's Business" with Tony Fabulous and the Big Shots, "The Knights",  "Billy Hill and the Hillbillies" and "The Billys Live".
DENNIS FETCHET ~ on fiddle and mandolin

Dennis Fetchet is a Southern California bluegrass musician who plays fiddle & mandolin and sings baritone, tenor, and lead with  Disneyland's Billy Hill and the Hillbillies and the Grateful Dudes Bluegrass Band. He is also accomplished on the guitar and blues harp.

Dennis has also been a member of the LA Fiddle Band, The Wild Hickory Nuts, the Southland Bluegrass Band, and the Bluegrass Cardinals.

Dennis has played all over the world with country music superstar Hoyt Axton. He was a member of Hoyt Axton's band from 1978 until Hoyt's retirement from performing in 1987.

Dennis started working at Disneyland since 1986 in various bands around the park including the Barley Boys at PIGMANIA. He also worked briefly at Walt Disney World.

Since 1992, Dennis has been a member of Billy Hill & the Hillbillies and can currently be seen at Disneyland as "Billy Fiddle" in the Billy Hill and the Hillbillies show at the Golden Horseshoe Saloon and Big Thunder Jamboree Stage in Frontierland. There, he demonstrates "speed fiddling" five times daily (Thursdays – Mondays) with his specialty "The Orange Blossom", and also shows his talents for comedy, guitar, mandolin, blues harp, and other assorted instruments.

Dennis with Hoyt Axton in Early 1980's

He can also be seen most Saturday nights playing with The Grateful Dudes at Vincenzo's in Newhall, California.

Dennis has performed on over 25 recording including working with Hoyt Axton, Weird Al Yankovic and The Bluegrass Cardinals. It is his fiddle playing that is featured in the 1990 “Back to the Future III” when ZZ Top begin playing in the old west. He was also featured in the 1983 movie “Heart Like A Wheel” as a member of Hoyt Axton’s band.

RICK STOREY ~ on banjo and guitar

Rick Storey was born at a very early age, something his mother was very thankful for. He chose the vast wasteland that we call Southern California, because he thought it would be better to be near his mother.

Rick Storey
was born at a very early age, something his mother was very thankful for. He chose the vast wasteland that we call Southern California, because he thought it would be better to be near his mother.

He was 10 years old when he became fascinated with the unusual whistling skills of a fellow classmate in Manhattan Beach, California. When he inquired as to where his friend had learned those skills, he was informed “…from your dad.” Rick had always wondered what that annoying noise around the house was.

Rick with his brothers, The Dirty Storey Band ~
Circa 1990

Rick’s dad, a full-time T.W.A. employee and part time whistling virtuoso soon passed the talent onto his son.

Proud of his newly acquired skill and its ability to annoy teachers, Rick began to entertain his fellow classmates by whistling the only music he knew at the time….the melodies he heard on TV. Among his favorite songs were the Harlem Globetrotter’s theme, “Sweet Georgia Brown”, the theme from the “Old Spice” commercial, the famous whistling theme from “The Andy Griffith Show”, and his personal favorite, the theme from “The Lone Ranger Show”. It wasn’t until later in life that he learned that it was a classical composition entitled “The William Tell Overture”.

Realizing that their son was musically inclined, Rick began playing trombone in school because “…instruments you can spit into seemed the easiest to play.” He later moved on to the ukulele, a passion he shares with the late Beatle, George Harrison [whom he credits as one of his musical inspirations]. A baseball player, his favorite sport began to play 2nd fiddle to his passion for music and whistling in particular.

As he progressed musically through his teen years, Rick, a shy teen-ager, began to search for an instrument that would “attract the chicks” and at the age of 16, he became convinced that the 5 string banjo was just the thing.

"I didn't want to surf, I wanted to pick," says Rick about his teenage years.

Still there was something missing in his life and it was than that he realized that “Whistling is his true passion.” [A direct quote] At the time, Rick attended Aviation High School in Redondo Beach, where his “grades were so high they had to raise the ceilings."

Eventually, the high school had to be closed entirely because later students failed to meet the academic standards he had set. He became so proficient at the banjo that he even won some local banjo contests.

Following graduation in the late 1970’s, he and his brothers decided to follow parental advice and “go somewhere else.” As a T.W.A. employee, airfare was not an issue for Mr. and Mrs. Storey, so the boys choose to go to Europe.

Rick spent 15 years in Sweden traveling with his two brothers who both played guitar. Being a backpacking banjo picking Californian, and trying to make a living playing on the streets of Stockholm and Hamburg was his 'school of hard knocks'. Teaming up with his brothers, he helped form 'The Dirty Storey Band', and they became a big part of the Northern European folk music scene. In Germany, they became popular as the only bluegrass band on the Reeperbahnen. [a night club and bar area in Hamburg that was frequented by the Beatles in the early 1960’s]. While in Hamburg, he even met singer, Tony Sheridan, who performed on the very first Beatle record; a recording of “My Bonnie”.

He started writing songs in 1986, "It seems like there's always a song in my head" says Rick, "It's almost like a curse!." He started playing guitar shortly thereafter, and during the 90's, toured Germany for 'Jack Daniel's.' He even released a couple of pop banjo singles with his brothers. "I love mixing different types of music. It's all about fusion."

In the late 1990’s, he returned to Southern California , where he found work as a gardener, a music teacher [giving private lessons], and a courier, but mostly spent his time playing the banjo and guitar professionally and writing songs.

He met fellow Billy Hill performer, Dennis Fetchet six years ago when he and his brothers required a fiddler for a CD they were working on and found Dennis by accident while looking in a phone book. [What Dennis was doing hiding in a phone book is another story].

Rick and Dennis met again after a 6 year absence just last year at a mutual friend’s jam session. They had both chosen strawberry. Rick expressed an interest in Disneyland, but Dennis thought he should try playing there before doing the rides, and he began rehearsing with both Kirk and Dennis before actually seeing his first Billy Hill Show at Disneyland on the Saturday of Memorial Week-end, 2003. It was during these rehearsals that Rick blew the guys away with his unique whistling skill. What song did he accidentally perform for Kirk and Dennis? The William Tell Overture.

Rick was been at Disneyland since 2003 and says he enjoys working at Disneyland and performing with the Billy Hill and the Hillbillies Show. “I can’t believe I get paid to have this much fun.” He beams a wide smile as he tells me that he looks forward to keeping the show fresh and hopefully contributing to the Billys’ new sound. As a member of Kirk Wall and the Hillbillies, he enjoys where the next adventure will take him.

ANDERS SWANSON ~ on bass and fiddle

Anders Swanson is one of the newest members of Kirk Wall and the Hillbillies. He began playing piano at the age of 9, violin at age 10 and bass at age 14, so it isn’t any wonder that this talented man is the fine musician you see today. He toured Europe in 1981 with the Aptos High Jazz Band, He was musically educated at the California State University in Long Beach with Jennifer Ruben, John Clayton, Chris Kollgaard and Paul Ellison.

While attending CSULB, he was awarded the Woody Haerman Music Scholarship, the Bank of America Achievement Award and the Music Achievement Award from the CSULB Music Department.

From 1997 to 1998, he was a co-arranger of their movie music for the Taiwanese Minster of Culture. He appeared as a guest soloist at the Monterey Jazz Fest and was voted the Monterey Jazz Festival’s “Best Soloist”.

His musical credits include tours with the Long Beach Symphony, The Pacific Symphony, Ray Charles’ tour of the US, Europe and Middle East in 1987, Michael Vlatkovach’s US and Canada tours in 1992-1993 and again in 1999, Jerry Lewis’ your of the US, Puerto Rico and Canada in 1993-1994, and the Bill Elliot Swing Band tour of the Eastern US in 1999. He played with the Hoagy Carmichael Centennial Celebration Tour of the US in 2000.

He has also played with Ross Tompkins, Ritchie Cole, Ernie Andrews, the Buffalo Philharmonic,  the Virginia Symphony, Bill Watrous, Dave Frishberg, Bill Berry, Don Menza, Eddie Henderson, Sam & Abe Most, Billy Mitchell, and Vinny Golia.

His theme park resume is equally impressive. During the 1980's while the Queen Mary was still a Disney operated attraction, he played with the Stowaways and the Seasicks. He has also played with Swing Soufflé and Red and the Red Hots. He has subbed as a jazz bassist with the Royal Street Bachelors, the Side Street Strutters, The Bootstrappers and The River Rascals in New Orleans Square, Disneyland. He also performs with the Ellis Island Boys and Five and Dime at Disney California Adventure

He has played and recorded with The Colin Mandell Group on “Strange and Savage Tales”, Bill Plake on “South”, The Michael Vlatkovick Trio on “Live in Toronto” in 2000 and “No Zee Two E’s”. He arranged music for the Ellla Fitzgerald tour “All That Jazz” in 1990. He arranged “Superbass” for Ray Brown in 1990.

He also appeared on “Trilogy” with A to Zink in 1996, Karen Gallinger on “My Foolish Heart” in 1998 and did the music for the Minolta commercial in 1989. He performed with the  Jeanette Wrate and the Northern Lights Ensemble on “Echoes of a Northern Sky”, Soraya Shaw on “Day Dreams”, with Koonse, Swanson and Wabich on “Secret Tea” on Seabreeze Jazz in 2001, Mark Weber on “Beautemous Everlasting” and “Time Zone Differential” and with Glenn Horiuchi on “Calling is it and Now”.

Turning to the bluegrass sound over the last few years, he had subbed with the Miner 49ers at Disney’s California Adventure and joined the cast of Billy Hill and the Hillbillies when the show went to 7 days a week.

He has taught privately and with the Musician Trust Fund Series since 1985. He taught with the Four Seasons Youth Orchestra from 1990-1993 and the Los Alamitos Youth String Program from 1995-1999. He also taught bass guitar at Sam Ash Music in Cerritos in 1998-1999. Trained in classical and jazz traditions, he has specialized on string bass, electric bass and violin and has taken up the mandolin in his spare time. He applies a bow technique to the Hillbillies’ shows very few musicians would dare think of... but add to this the wonderful sound, the comical expressions and he is a joy to behold.

The Devil Went Down to Georgia
with Dennis and Kirk

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