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.