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“Will Champlin from Adam Levine’s team gets a gold star for his rendition of Etta James’ ‘At Last.'” – Katy Kroll, Rolling Stone
“The driving beat is subtly draped over haunting vocals and a memorable mix of infectious hooks and swooping melody.” – Jason Scott, Pop Dust
Born and raised in Los Angeles into a musical family (he’s the son of Marin rock legend Bill Champlin, co-founder of the great 70s rock band Sons of Champlin), Will Champlin holds his own, from playing piano on Michael Jackson’s last record, to reaching top 3 on Season 5 of “The Voice” on NBC. He has toured with and/or written for acts like Glenn Frey, Billy Ray Cyrus, Heather Headley, Reik, and One Direction. His songwriting work on Heather Headley’s 2010 “Audience Of One” earned him two Grammy wins. He’s also recently collaborated with YouTube artists such as Kurt Hugo Schneider and others.
In July of 2014 Will released his record “Borrowing Trouble,” which features the single “Heat of Passion” that was used for HBO’s 2014 Fall Preview, and “Eye of the Pyramid,” which he performed in a return to “The Voice” stage. With a new album in the works, Will released the song “Indigo” as a current single, co-written with Ryan Marshall of the band Walk Off the Earth. In the summer of 2018 he toured with the legendary rock supergroup Poison, playing keyboards and backing vocals.