Conceived in the autumn of 1992 despite the use of three forms of contraception, pianist and "avant-pop" singer-songwriter Will Wood stumbled out of a hallucinogenic haze and onto the New Jersey independent circuit in 2015. After his debut album "Everything is a Lot," he immediately began to make a scene with his eccentric public persona, constantly-shifting musical style, and refusal to participate in the status quo of independent, DIY music.
Right away, his work began to attract an intense cult fanbase, and his rapidly growing notoriety in the local music circuit quickly put him onstage alongside members of internationally and nationally touring acts like Gogol Bordello and Man Man.
His crowdfunded 2016 concept album, SELF-iSH, featured the work of members of Foxy Shazam, My Chemical Romance offshoot Frnkiero andthe Cellabration, and The Dillinger Escape Plan. The album and its associated Wood-directed music videos received glowing reviews from national press outlets. Wood began touring that year.
Wood and his band, a crew of musicians he calls "The Tapeworms," regularly sell out shows in their home region, and took advantage of this to record the 2018 live album "The Real," which raised thousands for mental health research, and became the soundtrack to their 2019 concert film "The Real Will Wood."
Now Wood is gearing up to record his next full-length studio album, The Normal Album, which features the work of multi-platinum producer Matt Squire of Panic! at the Disco, Ariana Grande, The Used, and One Direction fame. To make this possible, Wood is currently conducting a remarkably ambitious indiegogo campaign to raise $15,000 in 31 days.