Say hello to The WillPower, a brilliantly exciting and energetic indie crush band from London. Formed “in memory of a mutual tragic loss” in 2011, Consisting of vocalist Daniel Marcs, guitarists Ashley Tarrant and Nick Essex, bassist Katie Tarrant and drummer Glenyth.
The WillPower have spawned a sound that blends the fresh individuality of indie music with a melodic technical complexity, whilst still maintaining that crisp modern groove.
Influenced by a whole range of different artists like Arctic Monkeys, Ed Sheeran, Foo Fighters and many more. The WillPower wear their influences on their sleeves too, opening their headline set with a brilliant cover of I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor and then rattling through a list of banging covers (including a greatly improved version of Gangnam Style!) that any band would be proud of. The energy oozing off the band is intense and highly infectious, evidence being the crowd dancing and singing along at the top of its collective voice. Frontman Daniel Marcs is one hell of a strong front man too, venturing into the crowd on more than one occasion, jumping off and into people and things with no regard for a thing except the show, even dropping his mic a one point.
“We strive to be a musical voice for our generation, producing music that explores topics of common struggle amongst the youthful branch of modern society.”
The WillPower’s sound is incredibly tight as well, duelling guitars and throbbing bass fill the room. Their own material sits comfortably alongside the rest of the set, sounding like a mix of Supergrass and The Holloways. The track Take Me Out is a summery tune of care free partying, this track sums up the band especially with the laugh at the end of the track.
The WillPower are a very talented bunch and have the attitude to match. Their EP, out early 2013 is much anticipated.
After winning second place in the "Taking Hayley BOTB" here's what the judges said
The WillPower A breath of fresh air. A very solid sound and mixed perfectly with a lot of funk and that amazing British rock sound. Absolute blinder of the YouTube hit Gangnam style.
Assistant Manager at Birmingham Ballroom
The WillPower. Obviously a great crowd pleaser with a lot of energy. Looking and sounding the part with some fantastic sounding guitars.
Add Morris & Evan Walker
The WillPower, A rocky indie band with some smooth grooves that would make you shake your ass all night long, like a funky Arctic Monkeys you won't be able to not tap your feet!
Created in memory of a mutual tragic loss, The WillPower are proof that a harmony of dedication, enthusiasm and determination is the perfect arsenal required to tackle the monster that is the music industry.
Consisting of vocalist Daniel Parkyn, guitarists Ashley Tarrant and Nick Ashby, bassist Katie Tarrant and drummer Glenn Bater, The WillPower have spawned a sound that blends the fresh individuality of indie music with a melodic technical complexity, whilst still maintaining that crisp modern groove.
“We aim to be a musical voice for our generation, producing music that explores topics of common struggle and pulls people together as a result. We just want to show people the fun side of life.”
Since their 2011 formation, the quintet have Reached second place in the “Taking Hayleye” BOTB, acheaved over 16,000 on there very own version of Gangnam style(English cover) written an ample collection of songs, which have since become the foundation of their growing fan base and loyal relationship with local venues. These songs will be unveiled as a four-part EP that is due to be released over the course of 2013. Part I: Take Me Out is scheduled for a January 2013 release and features a dynamic range of musical delicacies, including unique lyrical content and innovative bass lines and guitar work.
Diversely, the five-piece are distributing their dedication and passion on a large scale by releasing an additional self-titled EP. The content will explore a range of more sensitive topics, including suicide and drug abuse, and its sale will help support local Bexley charity ‘Mind’.
With vocalist Dan Parkyn due to start up his own promotion company ‘Rebel Rebel’, The WillPower are constantly searching for bigger and better things in their attempt to reach out and pull the world in to what they hope will be a whirlwind of an experience. Moreover, a clothing endorsement with White Trash London and plans for their debut music video and photo shoot are now in the pipeline, alongside a countless number of gigs that they hope will continue to grow.
It is undeniable that they are a band who are true to their name and, with bright ideas and the drive to back them, 2013 will hopefully be an interesting year for this upcoming indie collective.