Singer-songwriter Will Baird's captivating original songs resonate with the inner heartbeats of life: passion, hope, joy and loss. Listeners often compare his voice to James Taylor’s, with award-winning lyrics and melodies of greater depth and complexity. His highly engaging performance style always results in a uniquely entertaining and popular concert performance.
He performs regularly at private concerts, as well as New York’s “Inspired Word” showcase, the Milford, CT Arts Council artist showcase and Boston’s Lizard Lounge.
What to Expect
Depending on your needs you'll get up to an hour of:
A COMPLETE SINGER-SONGWRITER CONCERT. This is a performance for a "listening" audience, with a variety of well-crafted, original upbeat songs and moving ballads, mixed with jokes, stories and audience engagement such as clapping, howling (yes, howling!) and volunteers joining me on stage for fun tasks. Original songs will have several imaginatively-arranged cover songs mixed into the set list as well.
BACKGROUND MUSIC. A similar setlist with a higher concentration of cover songs, without audience engagement.
EVENT-BASED ORIGINAL SONGS. Designed for wedding proposals, ceremonies or receptions, this is an original song written entirely about your own unique experiences together as a couple. Where you met. Where you first kissed. Things you do, places you go. You will receive a studio recording of the song on CD's for you and 10-20 guests as keepsakes.
This is highly-customizable and available for anniversaries, retirements and other major life events as well.
Solo singer-songwriter Will Baird delivers heartfelt songs with an engaging stage presence. His rich voice and resonant guitar style bring life to songs that are well-crafted and wrapped around original ideas and strong hooks. At his dynamic performances, you can hear a pin drop after emotional dark ballads … as well as laughter, clapping and singing during lighter moments.
He began his career singing in the subways of Boston, and first gained notoriety in the Harvard Square acoustic music scene in Cambridge in the early eighties. He has shared the bill with numerous artists such as Suzanne Vega, Tracy Chapman, Bill Staines and Livingston Taylor.
His new autobiographical EP, "Coyote Dreams", focuses on the universal lifelong journey of hopes and aspirations, disappointments and recovery, and is available on CD Baby, iTunes and Spotify.
Additional Booking Notes
You'll need to provide a flat, stable surface, preferably elevated. If it's elevated, it will need to be constructed by a licensed, professional staging service. The dimensions can be flexible to your needs and capabilities. I will provide lighting and sound, depending on the size and sound level of the event.
If outside, a tent covering will also be required in order to protect the equipment and maintain a safe performing area from falls or electrical events.
We will need access to the room two hours prior to the event to ensure top-quality sound and lighting.
Our electrical capacity needs will be dependent upon the size of your audience and space, as well as indoors vs. outdoors settings.
Because these are a mix of original and cover songs, I can provide a customized list based on your needs which you can then listen to on a streaming service such as Soundcloud.
Influences & Inspiration
James Taylor, Colin Hay, Ryan Adams, Sara Jarosz, Ed Sheehran, Jonathan Edwards, Glen Campbell
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