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Who Hit Willie / Bio

Winner of the "Restore the Music Festival "2014 "Best Pop/Rock Album award. "Ghost Town" was the first record from this hard working Florida quartet. WHW is now releasing its second Album "Flow" March 2016. Flow continues the tradition of mixing musical genres with stripped down, up temp songs.The diverse songwriting is a testament to the flourishing mix of musical styles and lyricism present today in the Deep South. Music that survives multiple listening with clever twists of genre and rhythm. You will hear everything from a radio friendly pop song to a deep track album adult album alternative introspective. No formula here, just the band performing what they love with the inherent freedom that comes from releasing and self producing an indie album.Throw a Saxophone on top of a driving groove and you have the clean, stripped down WHW sound! A bit Talking Heads, Sting, Mighty Mighty Bosstones and the Black Keys and you get the idea.. WHW is Robin Lewis (Guitar, Vocals), Steve Bailey (Bass, Vocals), Bill "Mr. Bill" Winborne (Saxophone) and Scott "Scottie Man" Wachsman (Drums).
Flow was recorded and mixed in Robin's Green Truck on Shine studio. The band had complete artistic control on this new release and has continued to bring in elements of Reggae, Blue Eyed Soul, pop and rock influences. The first song on Flow is called "First World Tragedy" and features an animated video. First World incorporates ska influences from 80's bands like the Specials and other world music influenced acts.
Ghost Town was recorded at KDS studios in Orlando Florida, the same studio of 'N Sync and pop impresario Lou Pearlman fame. The place still resonates with the upbeat pop sounds made famous there. The engineering work was overseen by the keen ears of Dave Mikeal who is also the studio manager. Dave is an outstanding multi-instrumentalist and contributed keyboard parts on select songs. You can hear his keyboard work on. "Let You Go", "Empty Room" and "So Lonely". The band was also honored to have Shadow Pearson of "The Actomatics" contribute keys on "On Its Side" and "Ghost Town" and backing vocals on "Empty Room" and "On Its Side". We had a lot of fun recording and producing this album and hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed the recording experience.
Peace Out,
WHW

General Info

Band Members
Robin Lewis (guitar,vocals), Steve Bailey (bass,vocals), Bill Winborne (sax,guitar), Scott Wachsman ( drums)
Artist Name
Who Hit Willie
Profile Page
https://www.reverbnation.com/whohitwillie
Active Since
01/00
Genres
Rock / Ska-funk-jazzle!!

Contact Info

Location
Orlando, FL

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