Production | Trumpet
Will Glazier, founding member of the electronic duo Willdabeast, is a pure force on the trumpet and production. Since his music career started at the early age of 13 with the ska-punk band Cherry Bing in Buffalo, NY, which helped launch the careers of not only Glazier's, but also the likes of Michael Angelakos (Passion Pit) and others. After moving out West and finishing studies at University, Glazier connected with Dan de Lisle (more to come later) and Pretty Lights founding co-member Michal Menert. Alongside Menert and countless other hands, the two began writing together and soon founded the Michal Menert Big Band and eventually The Pretty Fantastics under Menert's leadership. Glazier and de Lisle were featured on several tracks from Menert's 'Space Jazz' album as well as credited in writing and recording on the first Pretty Fantastics album '1'. Meanwhile, Glazier continued to record. Connections continued to flow and during a mutual performance at Sonic Bloom, GRiZ and Glazier collaborated on the track 'A Fine Way To Die'. Soon after that, Alex Medellin AKA Late Night Radio alongside Big Band and Dynohunter bandmate Clark Smith joined forced on the track 'Sunday Stroll'. During this time came one of Glazier's biggest achievements, the launch and inception of the project: Willdabeast, which quickly a became duo alongside best friend Dan de Lisle, who has played together in the Big Band and Pretty Fantastics since day one. The two have a special bond and friendship as displayed over their recordings and performances over the past decade in a handful of bands and projects together.