A familiar favorite in the Colorado scene, Will Whalen delivers a unique mix of acoustic rock, blues, and indie-folk, employing smooth guitar, raucous effects, elegant keyboard, a digital loop station and more to make a full, luscious sound. All this, while maintaining the no-hassle simplicity of an independent singer-songwriter. With a full compliment of originals as well as an eclectic array of crowd-pleasing favorites, Will Whalen fits any room, from cafes and art openings to rowdy bars and staged venues.
I feel free when I’m on stage, and I invite the audience to feel free with me. The songs I’ve written are about everything from new love to heartache, from personal inspiration to public embarrassment. The songs I cover are the ones that feel timeless to me. I choose my venues carefully, accept my fans gratefully, and perform like there’s nothing else I’d rather be doing.
Because there isn’t.
Previous Performances for Charitable Organizations and Educational Events
– KAFM’s “Radio Daze” and “Battle of the Bands” to raise funds for public radio.
– The American Cancer Society’s “Relay for Life” event hosted at Colorado Mesa University.
– “Cool Art for Warmth,” an event to raise funds and awareness of homelessness.
– The Western Colorado Center for the Arts’ “Spring Art Week” to educate grade-school students on the importance of artistic projects and pursuits.
– Colorado West Pride Fest 2015, supporting equality, understanding, and inclusiveness on the
Western Slope of Colorado and beyond.
Will Whalen Looking for Band Members
The kind of musicians I’m looking for would be at home performing in the style of Andrew Bird, Death Cab for Cutie, and Radiohead… I’m looking for an indie sound with a folk twist. Most of my live shows are acoustic guitar and loop station based, but I’m most comfortable on piano/keys. I’m open to collaborating and writing new songs, but I do have a lot of originals that are stage-tested and ready to go. Hoping to find some dedicated, talented musicians willing to pick up some of the music business work (inputting gigs to community calendars, calling venues for booking availability, finding blogs and websites to get featured in, etc.) so I can take a little off my plate.