About Bill & Eli image
The Florida based Singing, songwriting and storytelling duo, Bill & Eli Perras, put a dent in the Florida folk music scene since from the mid-90's until the 2019 pandemic took hold, as an act to take note of.

The many inspired lyrics given to and interpreted by Eli, combined with Bill's bluesy finger-style guitar playing created a very unique and modern take on true Americana music in its purest form. Receiving much recognition for their tightly woven musical creativity, they humbly remained true to their personal values. With strong heartfelt lyrics, accompanied with a soulful genuine pentatonic voicing, against social injustices, corporate greed, and daily follies in everyday life. they would grip hearts, search souls, change a mindsets, or softly strike a funny bones, all the while leaving the audience with a sentiment for the common good we desire in all mankind.

Bill & Eli have opened or shared the stage with many nationally recognized entertainers and are were regulars at many of the major Florida folk music festivals and venues besides traveling beyond the Sunshine State at venues such as libraries, storytelling events, numerous private house concerts, churched and spiritual gatherings.

11 x 17 Music Poster
Press Release
Performance Contract
Booksigning Poster - Legacy Project
Booksigning Poster - Raising Adam
Stage Intro
Stage Plot – Duo
Stage Plot – Trio
Flyer – Storytelling
Flyer - UU Church
Flyer – Metaphysical Church
One Sheet EPK – Storytelling
One Sheet EPK- Music

Editable Booksigning Poster, Performance Contract and Press Release available from Bill & Eli upon request.

Hi-Res Photos: HERE
Discography: HERE
Original Song Samples: HERE

SingOut! Magazine - "Bill & Eli Perras present topical songs that point to social issues that frustrate us every day, from corporate injustice to the homeless, from political inaction to stereotypes and prejudice. Each song thoughtfully brings the human condition to light and most offer a silver lining, the possibility of change if we get off our butts and reach out to each other..."

Michael Smith (noted Chicago based singer/songwriter) - "To start with Eli has a down home, honest and charming voice and manner with which I felt an immediate and strong connection. I trusted her from the first note. She sings tunefully without folderol or affectation, and I liked her immediately. One can practice for a lifetime and not achieve this rare vocal quality, which I think is due to character, upbringing and personal straightforwardness, plus an innate musicality. Pete Seeger has this, and maybe Odetta. You can't buy it. You can take this from me to the bank: this lady is The Real Thing. Bill shares this honest vocal quality. It was kinda like, if she's with him and he's with her I'll trust in it. He has a jug-band, humorous sensibility in his voice. Sometimes he makes me think of Jerry Colonna, or of twenties recordings R. Crumb would feature. He's charming and gruff and fun to listen to. And, oh, his guitar playing: such a pleasure to hear. This gentleman knows what he's doing and clearly has been doing it for a long long time. His touch is absolutely secure and your shoulders relax when you realize he's going to pull off everything he attempts. He'll switch tone so slyly sometimes that it sounds like a perfect tape editing job. And everything he plays is aggressive and groovy. I love that someone experimented as to the various places to put the guitar in the mix, sometimes within a song. Were Gamble Rogers and Will McLean still here, I'd feel confident saying to them, "Here's some folks along your vein that you'll appreciate." It's like sitting in a screened-in porch on a warm night and listening to real Florida people with something to say and a no-nonsense and loving way of presenting it. Thank God for such honest artists among us, and thank these folks for carrying the torch in their new and (to my mind) faultless recording. I'm a fan from here on out." 

Sir Charles Atkins (Florida State University Blues Lab Professor) - "Bill & Eli are very soft-spoken, humble people. Musically the stuff they do is quite polished. It's about as close as anyone, here, comes to recalling, in our time, the authentic sound of traditional American Music."

RoseMarie Kafer (President of Pinellas County Historical Society) - "On behalf of Pinellas County Historical Society, I want to thank you for your outstanding, Florida musical program. As you could see, our membership was enthused and happier when they left then when they arrived. Your delivery was fun, entertaining and educational for our membership. I have received so many compliments about the program. Many, so pleased with your performance, asked that I convey their appreciation and thanks."