Bill Rea - Bass Guitar & Vocals for The Crowd Band

Bill Rea
Bass Guitar & Vocals


Bill has been playing and acting all his life and it shows in his stage presence! He is a highly skilled entertainer who is comfortable playing any number of musical instruments or a theatrical part. Bill cultivated his talent through his college career where he earned a bachelors degree in arts management with an emphasis in music & theatre. He can be seen and heard in many local T.V. and radio commercials, he is a featured actor in Elizabeth R and Company and is a founding member of the Outer Banks Opry - a popular local folk and bluegrass showcase.

Bill joined The Crowd as the fourth member in 1999 and has altered the bands’ sound and direction. Known as the “Cracker Soul Man”, Bill has the voice and energy that gets ‘em dancin’ every time! 

He is married to Becki, who teaches music at Nags Head Elementary School. They have three beautiful and talented daughters, Katelyn, Anna Lee and Haley.