Willy DeVille, singer and songwriter, was born William Borsay in Stamford, Connecticut on August 25, 1953. Died in August 2009. As a teenager, he had a band named Billy and the Kids. He moved to London looking to form a band, but was unsuccessful finding like-minded musicians. Eventually, he landed in San Francisco, where he formed a band with bassist Ruben Siguenza and drummer Tom "Manfred" Allen.