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Who are you?
My name is Will Jennison and I’m a singer-songwriter from Newcastle upon Tyne in the North East of England! 

What is it you do?
I sing and play guitar at the front of my band and have done for a solid few years now. We try to just make all our music about wanting to get people up on their feet and dancing. Which I’d like to think we succeed at!

How long have you been doing it?
I have been singing and playing guitar since I was around ten. I live and breathe music and it’s something I’ve always had an affinity for.

Writing came as a separate thing later down the line, which came out at around 16 or so. I’ve done it literally daily ever since, that creative spark comes at strange times you wouldn’t expect, like 2am on a Thursday morning, but that’s all good.

What inspires you?
From a musician perspective I’ve always been inspired by local and regional talents coming up from the smaller gigs and working their way up to the big time.

You have people like Sam Fender as a recent example. The lads absolutely skyrocketed in popularity recently – and it hasn’t been that long since I’d seen him actually gigging round the local scene in Newcastle.

Tell us about your music.
So I released my first single last year called ‘Give It Up’ and it’s full of that ‘get up and dance’ energy I mentioned earlier. We had a class response and the music video was an absolute blast to make as well. Check it out on YouTube if you fancy seeing four boys who definitely can not dance, knock out some routine. It was a right laugh.

Since then we’ve released two more singles with accompanying music videos, ‘Move’ and ‘Can You See It’, and then finally an EP in this February just gone called ‘Still Young’ which took a slightly more mature approach to songwriting, but still had that chorus-led, catchy hooks I go for when I write.

What have you got coming up in the future?
We have our brand new single ‘Our Summer’ coming up for release very shortly on the 17th July 2020 which I’m immensely excited about.

We had considered pausing the release given the way the world has gone over the last few months, but the message and the huge positive energy the song has seemed all the more appropriate in a world slowly creeping back to normality. Maybe we will get ‘our summer’ after all!

Where can people find out more about you?
You can find me on all the social media, as Will Jennison Music on Facebook, and at the handles @will_jennison on Twitter and Instagram! Hope you dig the music, and I’ll be back gigging with my boys as soon as humanly possible.

Stay safe, and we’ll see you soon. And thanks to NARC for having me!

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