Behind The Scenes With Will Champlin

Will comes from a musical background since his father was in the band Chicago a few years back. Will has toured with Los Lonely Boys and Carlos Santana. His music will make you want to dance. His beautiful voice and erotic melodies will be playing in your head over and over. He has tremendous talent in producing, songwriting and singing. Introducing the lovely Will Champlin!

ZanaD:  What is the name of your band?

Will: I just go by Will Champlin for right now. But I’m trying to start a band, harder Rock/soul though.

ZanaD: Where are you from?

Will: Los Angeles, but partly raised in Texas.

ZanaD: What type of music do you play?

Will: I play all types of music, from Jazz, R&B, soul, gospel music, some country. But focus on my own sound basically a mixture of those styles, coming under the heading of Pop/Rock I suppose!

ZanaD: What is the best advice you have for people who want to break into the music industry?

Will: Fight the power!!!

ZanaD: How old were you when you started performing?

Will: I was about 8 or 9.

ZanaD: How many years have you been writing music for?

Will: I’ve been writing songs for at least 10 years give or take. More seriously in the last 4-5 years though. Went of to Berklee and studied music b4 I got into songwriting.

ZanaD: Where would your dream place be to perform at?

Will: Overseas in England somewhere hopefully.

ZanaD: What inspires you to write music?

Will: Other music mostly. It’s very hard to get inspired these days with all the music business chaos. Usually when I forget it exists.

ZanaD: What’s the song you need to listen to when your feeling down?

Will: Yeah…. I actually haven’t listened to music while feeling down. Esp. not the radio!!!

ZanaD: What’s your favorite band?

Will: Toto, also love Kings of Leon and Queens of the stone age.

ZanaD: What’s your favorite song?

Will: Bridge over troubled water by Simon and Garfunkel!!!

ZanaD: Who is your hero?

Will: I have a few, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, MJ, and Herbie Hancock.

ZanaD: If you could have three wishes come true what would they be and why?

Will: 1. Be constantly touring around the country, world, on the bus with the band etc. and have many cool fans.   2. To have many cuts/ meaning placements on various projects.  3. To be able to focus and never be distracted with life!!

ZanaD: Where do you see your band in 5 years from now?

Will: I see us playing in big venues all over the world.

ZanaD: What is your dream?

Will: The Rock n Roll Dream!!

ZanaD: If you could be in any place right now where would it be?

Will: Well, Right now, I’d be back in Houston, going to the shooting range and jamming with my cousins who are also a couple of musical bad-asses!!

ZanaD: If you were stuck on an island what three items would you bring?

Will: A power generator, studio setup (laptop, beat machine etc.), and Keyboard rack!!!

ZanaD: If you were trapped in a room what three people would you want to be with?

Will: Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash, and Ray Charles!!!

ZanaD: What musician would you want to go on a date with and why?

Will: Katy Perry. Why not??

ZanaD: Favorite quote?

Will: Music is nothing separate from me. It is me… You’d have to remove the music surgically. ”

— Ray Charles





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