Bill has been in several bands over the years. He mostly plays a Fender stratocaster (62 model) but also occasionally plays a Gibson 335. His main amp is a Fender Deluxe Reverb but he also uses an old 1959 Fender Bassman.

He is also still playing with Pressure Drop, a popular Melbourne band from the 1970s and early 1980s. The band reformed in 2010 and released their new CD in May 2011. Full details from their home page.

He is also a Professor of Economics and Director of a research centre at the University of Newcastle called CofFEE.