Wil Seabrook

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Wil Seabrook
Born (1976-10-25) October 25, 1976 (age 42)
OriginMorganton, North Carolina
Occupation(s)Musician

Wil Seabrook (born October 25, 1976) is a musician, singer, and songwriter from Morganton, North Carolina. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

Career[edit]

Wil Seabrook released his self-titled debut album in August, 2000.[1] Its first single "You Do What You Have To" was named Record of the Week by BBC Radio 2. After his band, The Wil Seabrook Band, toured with Dave Matthews Band, Sister Hazel and Dishwalla, he ventured out again as a solo artist and released New EP in 2005.[2]

Also in 2005, Wil appeared in the first season of Rock Star INXS.[3] He performed two songs in the regular competition, Heroes and Right Here, Right Now. After his performance of Right Here Right Now was ranked in the bottom three, Seabrook became the second contestant to be eliminated from the show (July 13, 2005). For his elimination performance, Seabrook sang Need You Tonight.

Wil then signed with Mercy Records and began to record his second studio album One Dozen Summers in November 2006. Shortly thereafter, in January 2007, he toured to promote the album in anticipation of its release on August 14, 2007.

In early 2009, Wil was commissioned to write a song for The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation titled "Tomorrow Will Come".[4] Lior Goldenberg (Alanis Morrissette, Vanessa Carlton, Blink 182) produced and mixed the track. All proceeds from the sale of the track go directly to the Foundation. That same year, Wil signed on with ATN Management and performed the song "Inside" in the movie The six wives of Henrey Lefay.

In 2011, Wil founded the nonprofit Rock For Human Rights, an organization dedicated to bringing "human rights awareness to diverse audiences using the power of music, visual media, and social networking".[5] The group has toured America, Europe and Asia bringing the message of the basic rights all people should have ("Freedom of Expression", "The Right to Public Assembly", "The Right to Democracy", etc.) to school children and opinion leaders.[6] As of December 2017, the project was still touring internationally[7] and promoting their latest single "Candle", which features fellow human rights activist, singer Alexio Kawara of Zimbabwe.[8]

Discography[edit]

The Wil Seabrook Band[edit]

  1. 2002 - The Wil Seabrook Band (EP)
  2. 2003 - It's Your Life and They're Living It for You (Maverick, never released)

Wil Seabrook[edit]

  1. 2000 - Wil Seabrook
  2. 2005 - New (EP)
  3. 2007 - One Dozen Summers
  4. 2008 - How You Fall (EP)
  5. 2009 - Exit to Temple Street

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wil Seabrook Discography at Discogs".
  2. ^ "Wil Seabrook - New EP - CD Baby Music Store".
  3. ^ http://realitytv.about.com/od/rockstarinxs/ss/RockStarGuys.htm
  4. ^ http://tomorrowwillcome.com/endorsement_letter.html
  5. ^ "Rock For Human Rights".
  6. ^ "Rock For Human Rights - Civil Rights Museum".
  7. ^ "Rock For Human Rights tour November & December 2017on Vimeo".
  8. ^ "Candle Wil Seabrook Ft. Alexio Kawara on Vimeo".

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