Will Barnes is a UK jazz guitarist who has performed with Gary Potter, Frank Vignola, Alan Barnes and John Etheridge as well as taking mentoring from Dr Martin Taylor MBE. With influences of Bebop, Jazz Manouche, Latin, Blues and Fingerstyle, Will’s live performances capture his love for a broad range of musical styles and techniques. His passion for music is both infectious and captivating. Having toured extensively with Classical/Jazz crossover group “Gypsy Fire” will has performed many sell out shows at some of the UK’s top Theatres, Venues and Festivals including Ronnie Scotts, 606, Royal Albert Hall (Elgar Room), Brecon Jazz Festival (Guildhall Concert - Special Guest), Cheltenham Jazz Festival (Verve Stage), Upton Jazz Festival to name but a few. Will also regularly performs across France and Europe, both with his own ensembles and as a sought after session guitarist. A fluent composer, Will’s compositions have featured on many recordings and album releases with frequent BBC airplay.
As well as his live performances, Will manages a successful recording studio in Mid-Wales where he works as both a producer and engineer. Specialising in many forms of music, past clients have included Frank Vignola, Rob Terry Trio, Beth Prior, Dai Robs, Paulus Schäfer, Paul Henshaw, Alex Davies, Simon Deeley Quartet and Gypsy Fire.