17/02/2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Born in Canada and now residing in Adelaide South Australia, Will Kallinderis is a singer songwriter who performs a lively mix of roots, folk, and soulful blues. Emerging in 2016 with his debut album Last Of The Singing Peace Chiefs, Will paints his songs with an impeccable sense of rhythm, warm acoustic melodies, upbeat guitar riffs and powerful harmonica soloing. The album features the backup vocals of Natasha Luke, Michelle Byrne (Imijri) and Julia Carosella with James Byrne (Imijri) on Bass. Will’s soulful roots sound is a result of many years honing his skills as a solo performer.
Musical influences started back in high school listening to British and Chicago blues, 60’s, 70’s, R&B, folk, rock, psychedelic music and later influenced by latin and funk. At 16, Will was inspired to pick up the harmonica after hearing the music of Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Walter, John Mayall, Paul Butterfield and Bob Dylan. The following year he took up the guitar. In the early days, he would regularly busk the streets in Edmonton, Alberta followed by jams at open mic nights in the local blues and folk scene.
Currently recording his second album featuring blues infused electric and acoustic fingerstyle guitar, gritty boogie rhythms, with a raspy voice drawing inspiration from Delta/Chicago artists such as R.L Burnside, Muddy Waters & Howlin’ Wolf.
Will has recently teamed up with drummer Matt Coyler and is now a two piece band. Introducing new interpretations of his debut album and new songs drawing from roots, folk, funk and blues.