Will Crewdson

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Will Crewdson
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Background information
Birth name Will Crewdson
Origin London
Genres Electronica, New Wave, rock
Occupations Musician
Instruments Guitar
Associated acts Rachel Stamp, Adam Ant, Johnette Napolitano, LIVAN, Flesh for Lulu

Will Crewdson is a London-based guitarist/writer/producer best known for his work with the UK band Rachel Stamp, US singer Johnette Napolitano and Adam Ant.

Crewdson spent 10 years touring and recording with the rock band Rachel Stamp[1] who, at one point, became the only unsigned band to sell out the London Astoria.[2][3][4] They also played gigs with Iggy Pop, Korn, No Doubt, The Tubes and Cheap Trick, among others.[4] They had several record deals, the biggest of which was with WEA.[2]

After this period, Crewdson concentrated on writing and recording with Johnette Napolitano,[1][5] the former singer with LA legends Concrete Blonde. The critically acclaimed Napolitano solo album Scarred was released on Hybrid Recordings in 2007.[4][6][7] He also collaborated with the US director/writer Tom DiCillo as one half of The Black and Blue Orkestre.[8]

In 2010, Crewdson 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 organize a tribute to the late Adam and the Ants guitarist, Matthew Ashman again at the London Scala on 21 Nov 2010. Crewdson played lead guitar on the night with the remaining members of Ashman'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.[1][4]

Since 2011, Crewdson has been concentrating on his solo project, Scant Regard which is a combination of his twangy surf guitar stylings with a solid electronica backing. He is often accompanied live by Bow Wow Wow drummer Dave Barbarossa adding his own brand of tribal and Burundi influenced beats to Crewdson's compositions.[1][4]

He also continues to work in the USA with long-term collaborator Livan[disambiguation needed] and has completed support tours with this artist opening for Alice Cooper, Aerosmith and Peter Murphy.[1][9]

As well as these projects, Crewdson has also played guitar for the following: Bow Wow Wow,[10] Malcolm McLaren,[4] Tom Jones,[1][11] Bryan Ferry,[1] Westworld, Celine Dion,[1] Appleton, Pigface, Tyler James, T-Rexstasy, Billy Bragg and Dragons.[12]

In 2013, Nick Marsh announced that he was forming a new line up of Flesh for Lulu which includes Crewdson on guitar.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Welford, Ross (2 October 2011). "Will Crewdson - Scant Regard/Rachel Stamp - Interview Exclusive". Scully Love Promo. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Rachel Stamp biography". Play it Yet. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Film about the Rock band Rachel Stamp". Casting Call Pro. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "WILL CREWDSON – The Thirteen Questions". tribe4mian. 7 November 2011. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  5. ^ Robbins, Ira; Partain, Jack. "Concrete Blonde". Trouser Press. Retrieved 28 July 2013. 
  6. ^ Hume, Mike (24 October 2007). "Press Pass: Johnette Napolitano". Falls Church News-Press. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "Johnette Napolitano Concerts, Art Show and New Music Project". Anti-Music News. 24 September 2008. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  8. ^ Bode, Christine (20 May 2012). "Interview with the Transatlantic Musical Collaboration that is THE BLACK & BLUE ORKESTRE". Scully Love Promo. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  9. ^ Parry, Wayne (8 January 2012). "Livan "Off The Grid" (Pumpkin Music)". Associated Press. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  10. ^ Male, Howard (1 May 2012). "Bow Wow Wow, Islington Academy". The Arts Desk. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "Tom Jones International - Tom Jones". Will Crewdson's Youtube Channel. 2002. Retrieved 28 July 2013. 
  12. ^ "Dragons at the London Underworld - 1/3/08". Will Crewdson's Youtube Channel. 1 March 2008. Retrieved 28 July 2013. 
  13. ^ "Official Facebook page". Flesh for Lulu. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 

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