Will Mak Biography

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** Mixing up classic (Elton John) with contemporary (Jamie Cullum),

Will serves up a heady cocktail of award-winning powerpop

delivered with a juicy slice of soul & funk on top. **

Will Mak is a keyboard wielding solo artist singer/songwriter, who plays & sings like his life depends on it, creates soulful, passion-fuelled grooves, & wraps heartfelt, profound lyrics around them.

Will stamps his own distinct signature across his whole repertoire, kicking loose & singing live over backing track accompaniment on some tracks, whilst revelling in a pure live keys & vocals mash up on others.

Will’s been previously described as “Sting, Paul Carrack and Seal combined”. Will’s also been likened to Gavin DeGrawandMaroon 5 along the way, & his influences include soul supremo Bill Withers + the all round funkster legend that is Stevie Wonder.

Infused with classic singer/songwriter instincts, whilst influenced by the contemporary musical landscape, Will is well placed for charging ahead onto the frontline of this ever evolving internet music era.

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Sam Vernon from Biggleswade Chronicle wrote an album review of Will's debut album "Run This Race"

http://www.biggleswadetoday.co.uk/lifestyle/the-mak-is-back-1-4416152

On the live front, Will's been busy clocking up the solo gigging miles whenever & wherever he can. 2009 saw him rattling off a song or 2 at open mics, doing festival slots, taking part in talent contests, & dipping his toes into full evening gigs in local & regional pubs, clubs & bars, with 2010 gradually moving more into the latter.

Meanwhile 2009/10 also saw Will enrolling on London-based artist development academy BGM's program for several months, covering songwriting + production, vocal/performance coaching, career advice, regular industry seminars, image/styling, a photo shoot, & a 2-song live performance at their showcase in the capital. All this has given him a solid base to build his future on.

2011 involved a re-brand from the artist formerly known as Will Makower to the stage name "Will Mak" for simplicity's sake, & saw his "soul attak" live bookings spanning right across the region, crossing Cambs, Beds, Bucks, Herts, Northants & Suffolk borders to date.

2012 was more of the same - getting out & about live across the region, building & nurturing the fanbase bit by bit, & spreading the word & building the buzz as much as possible. Meanwhile, Will's debut album "Run This Race" is available to stream in full for free & to buy online at http://willmakmusic.bandcamp.com


Will has:

* been writing songs since 1989

* been signed to indie label Carrera in the past

* had his own band Makower for 3 years

* won the Tomorrow's People Award for excellence in his field

* had his music described by The Boat Race as "soul/funk with a unique flavour...exceptionally polished...musically tight, accessible and soul-stirring”

* previously won the CCM/Gospel Category of international song contest UNISONG with the prodigal son-inspired anthem “As You Rush In”

* had it said of him by Adrian Phelan (music promoter & critic) “it's difficult to imagine you've ever heard better as you relish in Will's talent"

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