Half Moon presents:
Ian Wills // The GMTs Double Headliner
Ian Wills + The GMTs
Entry Requirements: 18+ after 7pm
Two of London's best acts; 'Ian Wills' featuring songs from his forthcoming 'London County' debut album '3 Chords & The Truth' and The GMTs perform a double headline show.
Ian Wills released his first commercial recording in 2004, when he collaborated with the legendary drummer and producer (Trevor Morais), under the name of "Hundred & 3" - Ian released the track "HIV" on One Little Indian, (Bjork) label. "HIV" featured the late (Alvin Lee) playing guitar riffs, and (Jean Alain Roussel), who is renowned for his work with ( Cat Stevens, Bob Marley, Sting, Vangelis) on keyboards.
In late 2004 Ian formed Wills & The Willing and it was in October of 2005 that Janice Long started to champion the band, when she played the single "21st Century Love Song" on her highly regarded and popular Radio 2 program. By the Summer of 2006, the band was enjoying strong national radio and media support, and was playing at festivals across the UK, including the much loved and highly respected Guilfest. The highlight for Ian, whilst on the second series of gigs, was in New York, when he had the privilege of sharing a radio show with the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Legend ( Les Paul), who announced, live on air, that the lyrics of "21st Century Love Song" were among his favourite in recent times.
In 2007, Ian reformed his band, Wills & The Willing, bringing in musicians and friends that he had long admired to record the second album “Heroes & Villains”- the new line up consisted of Ian, Sean Genockey and Charlie Morton, plus part time members The Adj & John Tills, ex Kubb. They released their first single "Skin", which featuredDidier Drogba and Michael Essien. "Skin" was used as part of the football anti racist "Kick It Out" Campaign. Wills & The Willing went on to release the second single "Lipstick" to critical acclaim in 2008, featuring the Mercury Prize nominated (Tom McRae) .
As part of Ian’s signing to Flicknife Records “Heroes & Villains” is being remixed and will be released and will after 10 years be released on ‘Flicknife’ early 2018.
Supersonic, guitar drenched alternative rock.
Returning to The Half Moon, The GMTs will be telling tales of modern life and days lost to youth. Wrapped up in a smokin' hot all new drum, bass driven set layered with blues, rock spiralling guitar.
The members of this London three-piece are stalwarts of the London independent music scene and will be bringing several years of show stopping experience to SW15 on October 18th.