Will Crewdson

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Will Crewdson
Background information
Birth name Will Crewdson
Origin London
Genres Rock, electronic, new wave
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitar
Associated acts Rachel Stamp, Adam Ant, Johnette Napolitano, LIVAN, Flesh for Lulu, The Selecter, Sigue Sigue Sputnik, Bow Wow Wow

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] which, 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 November 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]

He also continues to work in the USA with long-term collaborator LIVAN 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, Martin Degville, 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 included Crewdson on guitar.[13]

Crewdson rejoined Adam Ant in early 2014 as joint lead guitarist for his UK live shows which included a one-off Hammersmith Apollo gig. Ant's classic Dirk Wears White Sox album was played in its entirety at this show, which was later released as the concert DVD Dirk Live At The Apollo. He was also featured in Jack Bond's full-length documentary about Ant, The Blueblack Hussar which was released on DVD in July 2014. Crewdson is currently sole guitarist for Ant following the sudden death of bandmate Tom Edwards during a US tour in January 2017.

In 2015, Crewdson joined The Selecter on guitar and also released his first album with electropop duo She Made Me Do It which features Shaheena Dax from Rachel Stamp on vocals.

Will has also released four solo albums under the name Scant Regard. This is mainly instrumental electronic-led guitar-driven music taking in influences from punk, techno, dub, surf style rock'n'roll and Spaghetti Western soundtracks sometimes featuring guest vocalists.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g 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 "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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