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William Sidney Smith

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About William

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Tunbridge Wells
Amazing voice performing originals or more often covers, a mix pop, soul, indie from 60's on. Looking for gigs around London.

Will is a singer/songwriter from Tunbridge Wells in England who plays guitar and keyboards. He began singing seriously when he was just 6 years old and has been writing songs since he was 14. His tastes in music cover all genres but his strongest influences are the Goo Goo Dolls, The Calling and Dashboard Confessional. He also admires songwriters such as Michelle Branch, the composer Thomas Newman and vocalists like Pavarotti and Freddie Mercury. Now 19, Will has an impressive catalogue of original songs and has been playing gigs around Kent and in London for over 5 years. Will also plays many private events and regular gigs where covers are more suitable and his repertoire takes in music from Oasis, Ed Sheeran, Stevie Wonder and even ABBA. Currently in his first year at university studying Creative Music Technology he also writes occasionally for Punk Globe Magazine. The forthcoming indie musical DMUS features two of Will's tracks, including "Tonight", which is the movie's theme song. Due for release in Madrid in April there are also plans for a launch event in London where Will and several other contributing artists will be performing. Will’s melodic pop sound is his own, with many diverse influences, and he describes it as Enercholy (Melancholy with Energy). Driving guitar rythms or mellow keys are accompanied by soaring, emotive vocals. Imagine the lyrical content of Dashboard Confessional fused with the Goo Goo Dolls’ structure and melody. Sadie Duarte, the Director of DMUS, said “[Tonight is] the kind of track you can easily remember and never forget”. RSM's review of his single Urban Country described Will as "like John Mayer but a bit more fun and a little less world-weary" whilst London Summer Jam described his music as "smooth pop with an edge". In an interview for The GL Giles Files Donna Destri (singer and ex Blondie backing vocalist) said “I really think that I have a sixth sense sometimes about people…it’s either that, or I should have been a personal manager or PR person, because I think that I can really predict when someone will be hugely famous. I said it about Debbie Harry when I used to see her in small little clubs. I feel the same thing about Will Sid Smith. For someone so young, he writes and sings with a passion, maturity and sincerity that would be common in someone far beyond his tender age, and I think he’s going to be a pop sensation.”

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Easy listening, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Soul, Motown, Top 40, Pop rock, Glam rock, Synth rock, Britpop, Indie
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Lyricist, Sound technician, Songwriter, Producer, Ableton Live, Live looping
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Song list

Stuck In The Middle - Stealers Wheel
Respect - Aretha Franklin
Teenage Dream - Katy Perry
Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
Forget You - Cee Lo Green
Hero - Enrique Iglesias
Rehab - Amy Winehouse
Starving - Hailee Steinfield
Sugar - Maroon 5
She Will Be Loved - Maroon 5
This Love - Maroon 5
Wherever You Will Go - The Calling
Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis
Champagne Supernova - Oasis
Wonderwall - Oasis
Stop Cryin' Your Heart Out - Oasis
Blank Space - Taylor Swift
Unwritten - Natasha Bedingfield
Like a Bird - Nelly Furtado
Beautiful - Christina Aguilera
I'm Not the Only One - Sam Smith
Stay With Me - Sam Smith
Feeling a Moment - Feeder
High - Feeder
If You're Not the One - Daniel Bedingfield
Wicked Game - Chris Isaak
All Star - Smash Mouth
I'm a Believer - The Monkees/Smash Mouth
Put Your Records On - Corrine Bailey Rae
I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
Don't Know Why - Norah Jones
Firework - Katy Perry
Thinking Of You - Katy Perry
Roar - Katy Perry
Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae-Jepsen
Drops of Jupiter - Train
Hey Soul Sister - Train
Accidentally In Love - Counting Crows
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
The Power Of Love - Huey Lewis and the News
Knock on Wood - Seal
Try a Little Tenderness - Otis Reading
Sittin' On the Dock of the Bay - Otis Reading
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Blame it On the Boogie - The Jacksons
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Celebration - Kool and the Gang
Piece of My Heart - Janis Joplin
Crazy For You - Madonna
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing - Aerosmith
Highway to Hell - AC/DC
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Closer - The Chainsmokers
Sunday Morning - Maroon 5
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Cannonball - Damien Rice
Free Fallin' - John Mayer

Reviews

From customers:

Donna B, 8 years ago

'He's just got that "it" factor in much the same way as Debbie had it many years ago'

Red M, 6 years ago

'Like John Mayer but more fun and a little less world-weary'

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