Plaque Coordinator – 16th Annual LA Music Awards
‘Last Page Of The Blues’ is a single from Will John’s third album, “Something Old, Something New,” presently scheduled for release in early 2016.BIOGRAPHY
Will Johns was born in London in 1973 to actress/model Paula Boyd, and L.A. Record Producer/Engineer Andy Johns. Will taught himself guitar from the age of 15, encouraged by his uncle Eric Clapton. Will’s musical family also includes Mick Fleetwood & the late George Harrison, both uncles.
Will is a singer/songwriter and guitarist and has been performing blues/rock worldwide for over 15 years. His crafted songs are as infectious as they are rousing, rapidly gaining him awards and accolades. Nominated in 2012 & 2013 for British Blues Awards, he has appeared at such festivals as Blues on the Farm, Birmingham Jazz and Blues & Cambridge Rock.
Whilst living in L.A. during 1996, Will formed the band GLYDA with Jesse Wood & Tramper Price. The band released an album and three EPs wooing audiences in the US, Ireland, France, Germany, and UK.
In 2008, Will recorded and released his first Solo album “COUNT ON ME” featuring the track ‘On My Back’ nominated “Best Original Blues Song” in the British Blues Awards in 2012. “HOOKS & LINES” (2012) features the track ‘Kissing You’ nominated “Best Original Blues Song” British Blues Awards in 2013.
2015 started with Will travelling to Russia with good friend Malcolm Bruce on a cultural and musical adventure that has been documented on Discovery Russia and can be viewed on their website. After performing at The Central House of Artists the adventure really got under way visiting the remote territory Mordovia, performing in the GULAG region in a women’s prison for 200 plus serious offenders, an experience Will describes as one of the moving of his life. As if this wasn’t enough immediately afterwards they were involved in a minor car accident 150km from anywhere in the midst of gales and snowdrifts.
Will also found time this year to complete a U.K. tour as part of Fresh Cream alongside Malcolm Bruce and Chris Page on drums performing the songs of Cream. The tour included a memorable show at The Borderline, London which featured the original lyricist Pete Brown.
Will has also made regular guest appearances with stunning vocalist Malaya Blue, joining her at The Skegness Blues & Rock Festival and at The Jazz Café for an Anti-Slavery Charity event among others.
Will uses Musicman & Fender Guitars, Mad Professor Pedals, Peavey Amps & Elixir Strings.