Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, Will Champlin is holding his own among an industry of giants. From his education at Berklee College of Music in Boston to his time spent songwriting in Nashville, there can be no doubt that Will is a well refined musical Timebomb! An accomplished and versatile piano player, Will draws influence from artists like Stevie Wonder, Billy Preston, and Bruce Hornsby.
Will’s father Bill was a member of the infamous Rock band ‘Chicago’ for nearly 30 years and his mother Tamara is an accomplished songwriter and vocalist. Both parents strongly encouraged and fostered his natural musical abilities. In 2006, Will toured extensively as frontman for the Salvador Santana Band opening up for Carlos Santana and The Los Lonely Boys in Major Concert Venues across the U.S. In 2008, Will won for best R&B/Soul at the ‘Hollywood Music Awards’ for a song from his self-titled debut, ‘Now that we’re fallin’. He was also awarded Meer Music/Fame Games artist of the year in 2009. Will has had the opportunity to work with many top songwriters in the business such as Andreas Carlsson, Keith Thomas, Michael Caruso, Rivers Rutherford, Eric Bazilian, and many others.
Recently, Will Champlin landed his first major cut on Heather Headley’s Grammy Winning “Audience of One” Pop/R&B/Gospel album produced by Keith Thomas.