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"Notoriously eccentric" singer-songwriter and multimedia artist Will Wood appeared on the independent music circuit seemingly out of nowhere in 2015, following the release of his debut album, "Everything is a Lot." Within months of assembling a band, Wood was attracting controversy from the New Jersey music scene for his constantly-shifting public persona and "pathological ambition," and attracting attention from bigger industry names for the intense cult following he had already began to cultivate.
This quick rise had Wood onstage and in studio alongside members major national/international acts like Gogol Bordello, Foxy Shazam, My Chemical Romance Offshoot Frnkiero and the Cellabration, Man Man, and The Dillinger Escape Plan. His often self-directed music videos- had him working with major video producers like Billboard/Rolling Stone Magazine's Mark Jaworski. His crowd-funded (178% of its original goal) concept album "SELF-iSH," was recorded at Party Smasher Inc.'s Backroom Studios, and its accompanying media earned rave reviews from national press outlets. Wood began self-booked touring in 2016.
Wood's self-produced and critically-acclaimed shows feature anything from solo piano performances to nine-piece bands with trapeze artists and light shows, and sell out regularly with fans paying up to $150 for admission. The sold-out release party for Wood's 2018 live album "The Real," gave half of its ticket sales to mental health research, raising thousands for charity.
Will Wood's self-designed merch table pulls in hundreds of dollars in sales per night even to intimate shows far outside of well-explored markets. His fans' dedication to his multimedia work allows him to work on his music career full-time, with some paying up to $100 a month on his Patreon account for exclusive content. In 2018 Wood raised nearly $8,000 on Indiegogo to produce a short run of SELF-iSH vinyls.
Wood's multifaceted career sets him apart from many artists. His first gallery showing in 2019 had his paintings selling for upwards of $1,000 each, and his now award-winning experimental concert film "The Real Will Wood," has just begun screening at festivals.
Will Wood is now in pre-production for a 2020 release, "The Normal Album," (Say-10 Records) which features the work of multi-platinum producer Matt Squire (Panic! At the Disco, Ariana Grande, One Direction, etc.). Its crowdfunding campaign raised over $26,000 - with its original goal of $15,000 broken in the first 24 hours of the campaign.