Bill Roe is a native Missourian and the
oldest of five musical brothers.
piano training under the
tutelage of his
father at age seven.
At age twelve, Bill
started classical training on
and continued in the school
high school. While in
high school, he
developed an interest in popular music
and started playing electric bass.
from high school he
went on the road with a regional
After five years of performing,
down, got married, and raised
the children were young, he stopped
performing in public, just
around the house for his family.
Since moving to Columbia in
1993, he has reentered the music
scene. Since that time, he
played big band, soul, rhythm
blues, jazz, and folk, often
colorful and passionate bass
He is also a staff musician
Christian Fellowship Church,
believing in giving honor to
who is responsible for all talent.
Bill also designs and builds his
own basses and speaker cabinets.
He is an ‘in demand' studio
and also one of the founding
members of the Jazreplab (Jazz