The debut album by Bill Carleton, titled 'As Promised' is a set of songs meant to provide hope and understanding during tough times. All twelve songs were written during the course of three months late-summer, 2003 -- and they embrace the feelings behind heartbreak, family, long-distance relationships, friendships and love. The album tells an honest story, written at the time for self-preservation. Now it's something that will hopefully help others, and if not, solid melodies will still be there to listen to. Born and raised in Connecticut -- Bill graduated from the University of Delaware in 2001 where he played both solo and band gigs at large venues such as the Stone Balloon, Klondike Kate's, The East End Cafe and The Brickyard. Bill's career has made several shifts ranging from being a Senior Editor for ieMagazine (formerly GameWEEK) to a Social Services Director at a skilled nursing facility. Up until the summer-2003, Bill's music was kept on the backburner. When he had a break up with his girlfriend of 3+ years and his mom was diagnosed with cancer all in a month's time, songwriting was the only way to start to cope with it all. Since then, Bill's music has been a priority in his life, while his jobs sustain his dreams. Bill Carleton has packed pure acoustic and electric energy with the songs on his debut album -- coming from influences such as Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer, U2, Steely Dan, Sting, The Eagles and Counting Crows.