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Will Andrews (US)
#Walking Papers, Ten Miles Wide


Paiste Artist Since Jun 2018

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Will Andrews started banging on pots and pans and breaking toy drums at a very young age, which led his parents buying him pair of stick and a practice pad at age 6. During his upbringing the family record player was constantly in use, playing albums by The Police, Cream, Dire Straits, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Steely Dan. His first education in music came from mimicking drum parts from records, and watching Stewart Copeland on various video tapes. Through school in the '90s, Will began to discover and learn hard rock, metal and eventually progressive rock.

Being a Massachusetts native and completely obsessed with playing and learning the instrument, the natural choice for Will was to attend Berklee College of Music as a drum set performance major in the early 2000s. During that time, he learned about Jazz and refined his musical tastes while expanding his horizons as a player. A fellow student beckoned him to come out to Seattle to record a record over summer break, to which Will obliged. Eventually, this recording session led Will to move to Seattle full-time.

Through his experiences playing in musical projects of varying styles and constant searching for new inspirations, Will carved a niche for himself in the Seattle music scene over the last decade and a half. He is currently the drummer of Walking Papers, who has toured with Aerosmith, Alice In Chains, Candlebox and many others. His longtime band Ten Miles Wide has shared the stage with Korn, Stone Sour and The Pretty Reckless.