Victor Wainwright

The official website for Victor Wainwright and all his projects; Including his band The WildRoots and Southern Hospitality. Victor Wainwright is an award winning singer, songwriter and piano player. Though his career began over a decade ago with genuine rock n' roll honky-tonk, Wainwright has broadened his artistic scope over the years to include music representing virtually every corner of the blues. His insatiable interest in music discovery, sheer love for entertaining and curiosity have led him all around the world, and the resulting perspective is a reflection of his passion for entertaining and creating progressive roots music in an effort to move the artform forward. Composer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Victor Wainwright is a raucous high-octane, dynamic performer and crowd pleasure with soul to spare. 


Will Hanlon, a native of Memphis, has played bass for nationally touring acts of all genres for over ten years, playing a variety of styles. A truly fantastic player, Will's greatest attribute is actually his stage presence. He brings spirit and youthful energy to everything he touches, breathing something unique and special into the music he performs and records.

A graduate of the University of Memphis, Will performed in the school's premier music ensemble  SOUND FUZION,  which granted him many opportunities, including backing up soul and R&B singer Aaron Neville, recording for a marketing campaign for the U of M, and touring throughout the mid-south and tri-state area. 

Will backed up Memphis hip hop performer Al Kapone from 2009-2011, playing the Beale Street Music Festival two years in a row.

After playing in Memphis for 8 years, Will joined boogie woogie and blues piano player Victor Wainwright. He currently tours nationally and internationally with Wainwright. Will's work can be found on Wainwright's newest album FAMILY ROOTS. 

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Contact Will Hanlon:

(901) 412-6456