18 Sep 2014

Will Wood - Broken Man

From RNZ Music, 11:11 am on 18 September 2014

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Will Wood. Photo: Tom Landon-Lane

The latest artist signed to Lyttelton Records, Will Wood, has released his debut solo album Broken Man, a set peppered with label regulars like Dave Khan, Delaney Davidson and Ben Woolley.

Wood, a drummer by trade, is a survivor from Bernie Griffen’s former outfit, The Grifters, a band that he still holds in the highest esteem.

“In many ways I think that’s probably the greatest band I’ll ever play in, and I wish it had gone through to its full potential,” says Wood. “I don’t think I’m ever going to get a chance to play in a band like that. I mean, I obviously still play music with Dave [Khan] and I’m still friends with all the guys, but when am I ever going to find a 60-year-old ex-junkie with all the stories in the world to play drums for?”

Nick Atkinson talks to the classically trained player about going solo in the wake of the Grifters’ split.

Hear Will's old bandmate Bernie Griffen talk about his latest album here

Music Details

Artist: Will Wood
Song: Heartstrings, New Bond Street, Take Me Away, Sick Of It All
Composer: Will Wood
Album: Broken Man
Label: Lyttelton Records

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