Introducing Will Kevans
Award winning singer-songwriter Will Kevans performed an acoustic set live in session on BBC WM Introducing. Listen again!
Born in Solihull, Will Kevans in gaining international momentum.
Will playing live
He performed at last year's North By North East music conference in Toronto where he was voted 'Best Act of the Festival'.
Will's debut single 'Dialing Tone' picked up an award at the International Songwriting Competition in 2007 and it's currently featured on an album released by Universal. Tracks from artists such as James Morrison, the Goo Goo Dolls and Keane are also on the compilation.
Shortly after the release of 'Dialing Tone', Will travelled to New York to promote the song where it received extensive airplay on over 70 US radio stations.
Will Kevans - award winner
Speaking live on BBC WM Introducing, Will said of the competition:
"I think it's always good to get these sort of things behind you. I don't know if it means any kudos from the point of view of the record company.
"I think there were about 15,000 entrants into that competition so I did fairly well and I think that's a good indication to publishers that you've got a good writing ability."
Despite now living in London, Will will always have a special bond with Birmingham:
Recording the new album
"I was in a band a few years ago and most of them were Brummies. I was born in Solihull hospital but I only lived here until I was three years old. So it's a miracle I've got any kind of Birmingham accent at all. But I'm back home tonight and I'm feeling the love!"
To listen again to Will Kevans playing live in session and his entire interview, click the links at the top of this page.
For more information, visit: www.willkevans.com
BBC WM Introducing Thursday 17th January 2008
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last updated: 18/01/2008 at 15:10
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