Will first started playing piano at the age of 6 and soon progressed to playing acoustic guitar and violin at primary school. As different opportunities presented themselves, Will then went on to teach himself electric guitar, bass guitar and drums.
Will obtained Grade 8 bass guitar at the age of 16, Grade 7 piano, Grade 5 violin as well as completing Grade 5 theory. He is a very competent sight reader on all his instruments and can also pick lines up by ear very quickly.
Will is currently studying for a Masters Degree in Electronics Engineering with Music Technology Systems at the University of York.
Will’s main genres are jazz, funk, soul, disco, Motown, pop and folk but is very flexible and has a good knowledge of most genres.
Current projects for Will include:
Chapel FM Jazz Collective
Backstreet Boulevard (new function band in development)
One off freelance sound engineering projects (live & studio
Will has played with the Garforth Jazz Rock Band / Chapel FM Jazz Collective for 6 years playing festivals with Hugh Masekela, The BBC Big Band, The Skatalites, Ruby Turner, The Wonder Stuff and The Brand New Heavies. He is heavily involved in all his other projects and plays at some of the top venues including O2 Academy Leeds and Belgrave Music Hall as well as many other private functions.
Will owns a wide range of equipment and instruments including a full PA system for live bands, many professional standard instruments as well as a fully equipped home studio setup.