BlackLight County


Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums.


Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, Will Champlin is holding his own among an industry of giants. From his education at Berklee College of Music in Boston to his time spent songwriting in Nashville, there can be no doubt that Will is a well refined musical Timebomb! An accomplished and versatile piano player, Will draws influence from artists like Stevie Wonder, Billy Preston, and Bruce Hornsby.

Will’s father Bill was a member of the infamous Rock band ‘Chicago’ for nearly 30 years and his mother Tamara is an accomplished songwriter and vocalist. Both parents strongly encouraged and fostered his natural musical abilities. In 2006, Will toured extensively as frontman for the Salvador Santana Band opening up for Carlos Santana and The Los Lonely Boys in Major Concert Venues across the U.S. In 2008, Will won for best R&B/Soul at the ‘Hollywood Music Awards’ for a song from his self-titled debut, ‘Now that we’re fallin’. He was also awarded Meer Music/Fame Games artist of the year in 2009. Will has had the opportunity to work with many top songwriters in the business such as Andreas Carlsson, Keith Thomas, Michael Caruso, Rivers Rutherford, Eric Bazilian, and many others.

Recently, Will Champlin landed his first major cut on Heather Headley’s Grammy Winning “Audience of One” Pop/R&B/Gospel album produced by Keith Thomas. Will is a soulful artist with an R&B/Rock/Pop Style that pulses with honesty, attitude, and inspiration. Wills tenacity and passion is evident in everything note and lyric he sings. Nuances of his charisma and soul are captured in every song. This music will make you move and move you at the same time.

Will is putting together a new fresh band called Black Light County, and is seeking other inspired and talented musicians to form a the supergroup. Looking for great players with vocal abilities, and creative energy is a plus.

Screen name:
Will Champlin
Member since:
Jun 23 2008
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Years together:
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
32 years


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Past Events

Alina Smith, Will Champllin, Kandace Ferrel & Keaton Simons are featured in an "Evening of Soul" at The Mint, 6010 West Pico Blvd, LA 90035. Tickets at or available at the door for $10.00.
Doors open starts at 7pm. 21 & over. Show will also include special guest appearances and duets between the artists.

Not to be missed.

WILL CHAMPLIN on Blog Talk Radio"Night Views Radio" - 1-14-10- 11pm

WILL CHAMPLIN ON Sat 10 pm EST 1/9/2010 Positive Listening Radio