Will Crewdson is a London-based guitarist/writer/producer best known for his work with the UK band Rachel Stamp, US singer Johnette Napolitano, Flesh for Lulu, Adam Ant, The Selecter and Bow Wow Wow.
Will spent 10 years touring and recording with the rock band Rachel Stamp who, at one point, became the only unsigned band to sell out the London Astoria. They also played gigs with, among others, Iggy Pop, Korn, No Doubt, The Tubes and Cheap Trick. Rachel Stamp were renowned for their rabid, glammed-up, colourful following and eventful shows. They had several record deals the biggest of which was with WEA.
After this period, Will concentrated on writing and recording with Johnette Napolitano, the former singer with LA legends Concrete Blonde. The critically acclaimed Napolitano solo album Scarred was released on Hybrid Recordings in 2007. He is also collaborating with the US director/writer Tom DiCillo as one half of The Black and Blue Orkestre.
In 2010 Will played live, recorded and musically directed for Adam Ant's solo band. Gigs included a sell out show at London's Scala. He also helped organise a tribute to the late Adam and the Ants guitarist, Matthew Ashman again at the London Scala on Nov 21st 2010. Will played lead guitar on the night with the remaining members of Matthew's bands Bow Wow Wow and Chiefs of Relief (featuring Paul Cook from Sex Pistols on drums and Billy Morrison on vocals) as well as performing another set with Adam Ant.
As well as these projects, Will has also played guitar for the following: Malcolm McLaren, Tom Jones, Bryan Ferry, Peter Murphy, Sigue Sigue Sputnik, Westworld, Celine Dion, Appleton, Pigface, Tyler James, Livan, T-Rexstasy, Billy Bragg and Dragons.
See below for Will's complete musical timeline to date:
Will's solo band. A thrilling hybrid of Western-styled twanging guitars and full-on electronic wizardry.
Will joined the legendary Two-Tone band for their Subculture tour and many festival gigs as well as US, Australian and European dates followed.
Will rejoined Adam for his Dirk Wears White Sox tour which included a sold out night at London's Hammersmith Apollo plus four nights at Islington Assembly Hall. Next came the Kings of the Wild Frontier Tour which completely sold out in the UK and continues next year to the USA and beyond.
She Made Me Do It
Dark electro-pop duo Will formed with ex-Rachel Stamp bandmate Shaheena Dax on vocals. Second album, The Frantic Legion is in production and out Summer 2016.
Flesh for Lulu
Will joined a revamped line-up of Flesh for Lulu for some gigs including a UK tour with Goo Goo Dolls. Flesh for Lulu continued right up to lead singer Nick Marsh's untimely death in 2015.
The ex-Bauhaus frontman made a special guest appearence at Livan's LA gig at the El Rey Theatre.
Sigue Sigue Sputnik Electronic
Special guest guitar at selected Sigue Sigue Sputnik Electronic gigs.
Bow Wow Wow
A 12 date UK tour with the band plus a warm-up in San Diego.
The Black & Blue Orkestre
Writing, producing and recording with writer/director Tom DiCillo (Living In Oblivion/Johnny Suede).
UK, US and European dates including a support in Athens, Greece with Aerosmith as well as US tours with Peter Murphy and Alice Cooper / recording and writing / European TV shows and promo videos.
MD and lead guitar for UK dates / recording sessions for new album / London Tonight TV feature / scenes for documentary feature film 'The Blue Black Hussar'.
A Celebration of Matthew Ashman
A UK show Will organised with Billy Morrison (The Cult/Billy Idol). He played lead guitar on the night with Bow Wow Wow, Chiefs of Relief and Adam Ant.
UK dates / writing and recording.
Session at his studio in West London.
MD and lead guitar for UK and US dates with former Concrete Blonde singer / writing, recording and production for first solo album, Scarred.
UK and European dates / recording and writing for second album.
UK TV promotion including An Audience With.
UK showcases 2007 / TV show.
UK acoustic solo dates with the Buckcherry/Chris Cornell guitarist.
Guitar and keyboards for UK festival dates / TV promotion.
UK & European TV Promotion / promo video.
UK, US + European Tours / recording, writing and co-production of two albums / numerous TV appearances and promo videos.