Will’s easy on a Sunday afternoon
Will Whisson launched himself as a solo performer in July 2016, and headed off on a three-month stint busking around Europe. He’s since released two successful EPS and has a no-rest-for-the-wicked touring schedule.
For the first time in a venue, Will will bring his studio sound into a live format with thanks to the help of bass player Arthur O’hara and drummer Alex Mayland, this weekend when he comes to the Lighthouse pub in Deal. His original songs incorporate the rootsy sounds of artists like John Butler and Jack Johnson while his laid-back soft vocal and expressive guitar playing is reminiscent of more contemporary artists like John Mayer and Ben Howard.
With a Dylan-esque emphasis in his lyrics, Will’s mixture of influences have helped him carve out songs that are melodic, meaningful and engaging. He comes to the Lighthouse fresh from the release of his new single Election Day Blues, which was released digitally earlier this month.
The song was written during touring in Wales last year and the lyrics were inspired by the snap election which was called. The single is paired with a piece of artwork by renowned illustrator Phillip Harris, showing a fallen statue of Athena symbolising wisdom, art, freedom and democracy. His debut EP included a video filmed where he rode a bike 450 miles from Kent to Northumbria, raising £2,000 for Cancer Research. He and his band come to the Lighthouse on Easter Sunday. Entry is free and live music starts at 4pm. For more information about Will, visit willwhisson.com
Will Whisson and his band have been gigging across the county and Europe, and come to the Lighthouse pub in Deal this weekend