SEEKING

Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer.

ABOUT

Los Angeles-based artist and producer, Wil Key, is the genuine article! A triple-threat studio veteran who has produced, recorded and performed with some of the finest talent on the planet including members of Linkin Bridge (America’s Got Talent, Jimmy Fallon), R&B/Jazz singer Miki Howard, The Flobots (Universal Records) Def Jam recording artists Playa, whose subsequent debut album was produced by Timbaland and features Missy Elliot and the late Aaliyah among others. The Louisville, Kentucky native, who sings and plays several instruments, has also worked extensively with former JIVE recording artists L.A .Ganz, with whom he attended the High School of The Performing Arts as a Theater and Music major. The group recorded fifteen tracks for the label, four of which went on to be included on Major-Motion-Picture soundtracks including Booty Call, Phat Beach and The Long Kiss Good Night (Samuel L. Jackson). In addition to co-sequencing the LA Ganz song "Count On Me," which is featured on the soundtrack for the New Line Cinema release Dangerous Ground (Ice Cube), Wil also performs the piano solo.

Wil has performed all over the world including Italy, Amsterdam, Canada, Norway, Fiji, Iceland, Mexico, Germany, France, Bermuda and Australia. He has also toured extensively in the U.S., performing in over 16 different states including Hawaii, New York, Texas, Alabama, Nevada, Alaska and New Orleans for Mardi Gras. His current CD project - aptly titled Globetrotter (Side A) - is his fourth studio album and is the culmination of songs written and recorded over the course of four years traveling abroad. Each song on Globetrotter was written and/or recorded in a different country and features an amazing line-up of talent including Laura Key, Ben "Black" Bush (Playa), L. Young (Stevie Wonder), Cecil Thomas, Jr. (Diana Ross), Darrell Crooks (Layla Hathaway, Ledisi), Gorden Campbell (Rahsaan Patterson), Raymond McKinley (Sheila E.), Ramona Dunlap (Pieces of a Dream), Jairus Mozee (Prince, BJ The Chicago Kid), Joel Numa (Christina Aguilera, Nelly Furtado) Empress K (Italian Idol), Sebastian Gosnell (Spain), Mario Guarini (Italy), Tony Austin (Kamasi Washington) and more. The project is the first part in a two-album series. Globetrotter (Side B) is set to be released sometime in 2019.

Screen name:
WIL-KEY
Member since:
Dec 29 2008
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
15
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Stevie Wonder, Anderson .Paak, Joni Mitchell, Van Hunt, Prince, Snarky Puppy, Dwele, Hiatus Kioyote, Moonchild and everything in between

Instrument experience:

Vocalist - Tenor:
Expert
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Pro Tools HD, Logic Pro X, Abelton Live 10, Yamaha and Kurzweil Keys, Fender Strat, P Bass, Les Paul Custom, Pearl Drums, Neumann Mics, much more

MUSIC