When asked about his music, Billy states, "Trying to make music since 1997," which was the slogan from his first band, Nocturnal. Billy was guitarist for Nocturnal from 1997-2001, Forget About Tomorrow from 2001-2003 (Universal Warning Records) and dabbled on guitar, bass, and drums for the 317 House Band in West Chester, PA from 2004-2006. Following college, Billy took to the airwaves as Billy D. on WXPN's internet/HD radio station, Y-Rock on XPN and XPN2 from 2007 - 2012. Billy concluded his stint at XPN in December 2012 and turned back to songwriting, resulting in his participation in the February 2013 RPM Challenge; recording under the name DEC.
One album written and recorded by one person with one microphone, one guitar, one voice, one harmonica, and in one month. Also, there was one photo with the number 1 displayed a few times, which worked as an album cover. Hence the album name, "1."