Will’s easy on a Sun­day af­ter­noon

Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - What's On - - MUSIC -

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

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