wils
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Accordion, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Bagpipes, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Cello, Clarinet, DJ, Dobro, Drums, Electronic Music, Fiddle, Flute, Harmonica, Harp, Keyboard, Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Other, Other Percussion, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Saxophone, Steel guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele, Upright bass, Violin, Vocalist, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor.

ABOUT

Hey, My name is Wils and I am 47 years young (thankfully I don't look 47) professional guitarist (and creative/art director & designer) from England, the UK who has relocated to Los Angeles recently mainly for the chilled out and laid back kinda lifestyle. I lived in CA, mainly in SF for 6 years when I was younger, and although London is one of the coolest cities going, I thought id chill in LA for a while and see if there's a band I could join. Either help get to the top or join for the ride. Even if it's just studio/session but I would rather kick it live... As that's where the fun is... I have a little bit, 30 years of experience and I'm fun to get wasted with!!!

Screen name:
wils
Member since:
Mar 03 2022
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
30
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

The best... I'm a blues/rock guitarist. I grew up on Zep, Taste, Hendrix, BB King, Albert Collins... The list is endless obviously as I'm sure it is for most musicians. But these days I listen to the great jazz players, classical players, etc... If you're an amazing player I'm into you!!! I do respect the ability of fretboard wankers like Slash as they are brilliant at what they do plus I've met the guy a few times and he's a really nice guy... But he's not a bluesman and I think if you cant express heartfelt emotion just from playing a couple of notes instead of playing a hundred fast as hell your kinda missing what music is all about.. Ohh I also love Justin Bieber's early stuff as well as Billie Eilish ( she has a perfume range out now.. what a false twat ahh!) as they are pure sh*tE!... Bedroom recording artists.. haha. I said artists, who get big on the web should be used as chum to attract big sharks but thats just because i'm an evil fu*ker at heart.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Lead Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Expert
Steel guitar:
Moderate
Ukulele:
Moderate
Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Drums:
Intermediate
Piano:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

In the UK I have 17 les pauls, 135's, 335's, telecasters, strats, etc.. I'm mainly a Les Paul man though. the main amp is a 62 bluesbreaker.. I use what is required be it for a show or a record.. amazed by how good the spark amp is though for practicing at home...
In the USA... Just have a 59 reissue Les Paul (R9).. I can rent or buy anything else if its needed.

MUSIC