Iconic TV Personality and Canadian Author, Bill Welychka (MuchMusic) Memoir Release.Explore
- Event DateAugust 31, 2023 - August 31, 2024
- Time12:00 am - 12:00 am
- Event Linkwww.billwelychka.ca
About Iconic TV Personality and Canadian Author, Bill Welychka (MuchMusic) Memoir Release.
IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE 2023
Since first stepping in front of MuchMusic’s national cameras in 1992, Bill Welychka has become one of Canada’s most enduring, recognizable, and respected television personalities. He is MuchMusic and MuchMoreMusic’s longest-running VJ, with many exclusives and awards.
Bill Welychka has over 5,000 interviews under his belt - including film and TV stars, royalty, politicians, athletes, and innumerable music legends. Bill Welychka has been hearing for decades “You should write a book!” Well, that book is ready to go! ANY fan of music will be entertained by his stories of bonding with many of the industry’s biggest stars.
His debut memoir, “Bill Welychka: A Happy Has-Been. Exciting Times and Lessons Learned by One of Canada's Foremost Entertainment Journalists” is slated for release at the end of August 2023, and will dive into the many tales of spending time with Madonna (at her house), Mick Jagger, Oasis, AC/DC, Johnny Cash, members of The Beatles, Janet Jackson, David Bowie,
Led Zeppelin, Garth Brooks, Prince, and dozens of other music legends.
Bill writes about his world travels from spending time with the Maasai warriors on the Serengeti to covering the World Music Awards in Monte Carlo, Monaco six years in a row. Despite a career that had him mobbed at concerts and meeting every single idol he had, Bill opens up about his battles with
Also, this celebrated media icon shares the important life-lessons he has learned during his blessed life. Bill Welychka: “A Happy Has-Been. Exciting Times and Lessons Learned by One of Canada's Foremost Entertainment Journalists” is available through Friesen Press, Amazon, Kindle, KOBO, Barnes and Noble, Google Play, and Apple Books.
Bill has lots to celebrate! 2023 marks the 35th year of his dedication and insight to both sides of the camera. As well, 90s retro music is back in a big way and the timing of Bill’s book is perfect…as there is a new Crave Original Documentary about MuchMusic entitled, “299 Queen Street West,” slated for release in September 2023 (Bill was interviewed extensively for the
documentary and he will make a few guest appearances along the 299 Queen Street West Canada-wide tour. Starting with Toronto on Sept 22 at Roy Thompson Hall. More details at www.299queenstreetwest.com
ALSO, there is a film currently in production loosely based on Bill’s life, more details coming soon.
“An extremely intimate, genuine and unshakeably honest journey into pop culture fame and the unstoppable path to self-realization, truth, and happiness.” - Kris Abbott / Musician (Kris+Dee, The Pursuit of Happiness).
“If you grew up in the heyday of the nation’s music station, you understand the impact the VJs had on your life. Bill Welychka was one of the greats. In his book, we’re blessed with inside access to the life and times of Bill, who it turns out is much more than a beloved VJ. He’s a beloved human being.” - Toronto Mike'd Podcast
Bill’s book proudly features a Foreword by The Tragically Hip’s Paul Langlois. The Hip remains one of Canada’s biggest bands ever and they will be showcased in a worldwide doc series scheduled in 2024. PLUS, partial proceeds from the book are being donated to the White Ribbon Campaign and various women’s shelters across Canada.
For more in-depth details, visit www.billwelychka.ca