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BIO

Will Tilson is a guitarist and singer/songwriter from Wilmette, IL.  Now living in Chicago, Will is currently leading The Will Tilson Band, a collective of Chicago based musicians.

For the last year, Will has been very active on the Chicago music scene. He has performed  at some of the city's top venues such as Untitled Supper Club, Buddy Guy's LegendsEvanston SPACE, The BassmentThe House of Blues,  The Bedford and Uncommon Ground and also has been featured on a number of news/media outlets and radio shows throughout Chicago including Fox in the Morning, ABC-7, and WGN TV's Music Lounge. Will has entertained numerous festival crowds, most notably performing at the The Chicago Blues Festival in both 2015 and 2016, and also at El Paso's famed Neon Desert Music Festival (2015).

You might have come across Will early on at The Rock House where he did a weekly morning set called,  “Waking Up to the Blues” (2014-2016) where Will, along with drummer, "Pretty Ricky" Nelson, and bass player Joe Faught, consistently packed the coffee shop with  a crowd of locals on Saturdays…  Or maybe you've seen him accompanying Blues heavyweights like Dave SpecterCorky SiegelSam Lay, and Marcella Detroit.  Or more recently, you may have caught Will performing with his 6-piece Blues/Soul/Funk band with a full rhythm section and crooning horns - The Will Tilson Band. 

Now going into his Senior year, Will is continuing to perform around Chicago and writing music which he hopes to record later this year.

 

 

 

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SHOWS

June 8th, 2018

The Will Tilson Band w/

Special Guest: Corky Siegel

Untitled Supper Club
8:00pm - 11:00pm
Complimentary Admission

June 27, 2018

The Chi-Soul Fest

Miller Light Beer Garden

5:15pm

August 12th, 2o18

The Will Tilson Band w/

Special Guest: Corky Siegel

Peg Egan Performing Arts Center

7pm

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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PHOTOS

Live at Untitled Supper Club - Photos by Greg Inda

Photos by Dorey Kronick 

  Neon Desert Music Festival   The Will Tilson Trio

Neon Desert Music Festival 
The Will Tilson Trio

 SydRocks Unplugged Fundraiser L-R Will, Felton Crews, and Corky Siegel Photo by Josh Dreyfus

SydRocks Unplugged Fundraiser
L-R Will, Felton Crews, and Corky Siegel
Photo by Josh Dreyfus

Chicago Blues Festival 2016  

Photos by Paul Chen, and Roman Sobus

Michigan Wedding in the woods 2017

Photos by Alisha Siegel

 Evanston SPACE L-R Dave Specter, Will Tilson, Kenny "Beedy Eyes" Smith, Jimmy Johnson, Harlan Terson, and "Brother John" Kattke Photo by Harvey Tillis

Evanston SPACE
L-R Dave Specter, Will Tilson, Kenny "Beedy Eyes" Smith, Jimmy Johnson, Harlan Terson, and "Brother John" Kattke
Photo by Harvey Tillis