Will is a passionate teacher and performer with an extensive knowledge of many music styles and an obscene about of experience. Will can teach the AMEB syllubus but also has the realworld experience for those students who wish to take a more contemporary view of the piano.
Will has been playing and teaching professionally for over 20 years in high profile bands in a diverse number of styles including jazz, pop, rock, blues, country, dub, lounge and funk. Will has a vast range of studio and live experience having
played major festivals including Splendour in the Grass and Byron Bay Bluesfest on a number of occasions. Some of his bands include:
THE LOUISVILLE SLUGGERS.
This was a high octane, original retro swing outfit which had considerable success. We played major festivals, toured regularly around Australia with Royal Crown Revue, had our film clips on high rotation on Rage, MTV and Channel V. We also played live on Channel V,
The ABC’s 10.30 Slot, Channel 7’s Sunrise, Channel 9 Today Show, Mornings with Bert Newton, Mornings with KAK. I was the pianist and MD for the band.
Whilst living in Byron Bay Will hooked up with award winning country singer Sara Tindley and we recorded two critically acclaimed albums
and toured regularly. Will helped arrange the albums with Sara and co-wrote some tracks also. They played major festivals and played live on702BL with Richard Glover and 2NC With Garth Russell as well as prestigious venues such as the Vanguard and Brass Monkey in Sydney.
Sydney lounge act favourites played in nearly every venue in Sydney. Played a six month contract on the inaugural voyage of thebiggest cruise boat in the world – The Grand Princess – around the Medditterearnean and New York.
Will has played in bands with ARIA award winning artists James Cruickshank (The Cruel Sea) and Matt Walker and also had a stint in London playing with the rock band Shady.