Will Heard

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Will Heard
Birth nameWilliam James Heard
Born (1991-04-26) 26 April 1991 (age 27)
Wandsworth, London, England
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • saxophone
  • guitar
  • piano
  • bass
Years active2013–present
Associated acts

William "Will" James Heard[2][3] (born 26 April 1991)[1] is an English singer and songwriter. In August 2013, he was featured on Klangkarussell's single "Sonnentanz (Sun Don't Shine)" which had peaked at number three on the UK Singles Chart and number eighteen in the Republic of Ireland. In January 2014, he was featured on Australian DJ house group The Aston Shuffle's single "Tear It Down" and had worked with them on their single "Comfortable" previously. Heard has had an active music career since 2011, performing residencies as a singer-songwriter.

Music career[edit]

2013–2016: Breakthrough[edit]

He was featured on Klangkarussell's single "Sonnentanz (Sun Don't Shine)" which was released in the United Kingdom on 18 August 2013.[4] On 21 August 2013, the song was at number two on the Official Chart Update in the UK.[5] On 22 August 2013, the song entered the Irish Singles Chart at number 77, peaking at number 23. On 25 August 2013, the song entered the UK Singles Chart at number three and the UK Dance Chart at number two. Heard has been working with MTA Records signee Elli Ingram, providing saxophone and backing vocals.[6]

2017–present: Trust EP[edit]

On 17 February 2017, Heard released his debut EP Trust.[7] It was preceded by the lead single "Beep Me" which premiered on 1 February. It was written by Melvin Barcliff, Tim Mosley and Melissa Elliott. A music video for the opening track "I Better Love You" was premiered on 8 March on his Vevo Youtube channel.[8]

Discography[edit]

EPs[edit]

Title Album details
Trust

Singles[edit]

Solo[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
UK
IRE
"I Better Love You" 2017 Trust
"Fallin' 4 U" TBA

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[10]
IRE
[11]
"Sonnentanz (Sun Don't Shine)"
(Klangkarussell featuring Will Heard)
2013 3 18 Netzwerk
"Comfortable"
(The Aston Shuffle featuring Will Heard)
Photographs
"I Can't Keep Up"
(Tourist featuring Will Heard)
2014 Patterns EP
"Nothing Left"
(Kygo featuring Will Heard)
2015 79 97 Cloud Nine
"I Will for Love"
(Rudimental featuring Will Heard)
180 We the Generation
"Rumour Mill"
(Rudimental featuring Anne-Marie and Will Heard)
67
"Anywhere"
(Dillon Francis featuring Will Heard)
2016 TBA

Guest appearances[edit]

Title Year Other Artists Album
"Moments" 2014 Klangkarussell Netzwerk
"Go Far" 2015 Rudimental We the Generation
"Treading on Water" Rudimental, Sinead Harnett
"Run" Rudimental
"Day 3: When You Want to Love" 2017 Tom Misch 5 Day Mischon EP
"La Ritournelle" Pete Tong, Jules Buckley, Heritage Orchestra Ibiza Classics

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Will Heard | Biography | Allmusic Allmusic.com
  2. ^ http://repertoire.bmi.com/Catalog.aspx?detail=writerid&page=1&fromrow=1&torow=25&keyid=1488387&subid=0
  3. ^ http://search.findmypast.co.uk/results/world-records/england-and-wales-births-1837-2006?firstname=william&lastname=heard&eventyear=1991&eventyear_offset=0&county=london
  4. ^ "iTunes - Music - Sonnentanz (Sun Don't Shine) [feat. Will Heard] - Single by Klangkarussell". iTunes.
  5. ^ "Ellie Goulding holds on to midweek No.1 with 'Burn'". Digital Spy.
  6. ^ "Canna Butter Kisses (Prod. Felix Joseph) by ElliIngram". SoundCloud. 20 September 2013.
  7. ^ "Will Heard on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  8. ^ "Premiere: Will Heard's Video For "I Better Love You" Has Finally Arrived". Complex UK. Retrieved 28 March 2017.
  9. ^ "Trust - EP by Will Heard on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  10. ^ Peak positions for the featured singles in the UK:
  11. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography Will Heard". Irish Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung).
  12. ^ a b "BPI Awards - bpi" (To access, enter the search parameter "Will Heard" and select "Search by Keyword"). British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 23 July 2018.

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