About William Weiner
Will is a musician from the San Francisco Bay Area, who has been
playing the bass and the guitar for over 10 years. Before moving to Los
Angeles to attend the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, he studied with
bass virtuoso Michael Manring. With both parents as professional
musicians, they agreed with Will that leaving high school early to
pursue music wasn't too unreasonable.
Will graduated high school at 16, and at 17 was living on his own in
Hollywood, CA. While attending Musicians Institute, Will studied
extensively with bass virtuoso Stuart Hamm and maintained straight
A's. He was showcased at Bass Player Live 2012, received the Stanley
Clarke scholarship, and graduated with his AA in Bass Performance.
Shortly before graduating, Will joined the band Symmetry, where he
wrote music, toured all over Europe, and North America. He went on to
headline as well as join big name bands (ie. McBusted, Third Eye Blind,
Don Broco, James Arthur, Coasts etc.). Venues ranged from small clubs
to world renowned arenas, including the London O2.
When not on the road, Will spends his time in the studio writing and
recording. Will started making music with whatever he could at a young
age and never stopped! He had his first guitar lesson on his 13th
birthday with Bay Area based guitarist Neal Harris, and maintained
guitar lessons every week until moving to Los Angeles. The bass is Will's
primary weapon of choice but the guitar is his first love.