Born in Glasgow, award-winning guitarist Will McNicol has been playing guitar since the age of six.
Now based in the South of England, Will has three diplomas in classical guitar recital with Trinity College London. At only twenty one, Will recently won Guitarist Magazine’s prestigious Acoustic Guitarist of the Year award, playing the final at London’s Southbank Centre.
Composing is also a passion for Will, as he has produced three albums of original material spanning styles from around the world. His playing is not just limited to classical guitar, as he plays and composes on steel string acoustics as well, using a variety of modern techniques making his performances truly diverse. Furthermore, Will has played on BBC TV and radio, as well as local radio stations across the South.
Supporting artists from folk legend Martin Simpson to indie singer songwriter Kid Harpoon, and appearing on the same bill as Mumford and Sons shows the versatility of Will’s playing
With a wide repertoire including classical guitar favourites, jazz standards, and huge range of original compositions, Will can provide unique accompaniment for weddings, parties or conferences, adapting his playing to suit the occasion.
His classical and Spanish repertoire includes:
Cavatina, Asturias, What a Wonderful World, Glasgow Love Theme, Recuerdos de la Alhambra, Close To You, Sunburst, Spanish Romance, Una Limosna por el Amor de Dios, La Catedral, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Rodrigo’s Three Spanish Pieces etc….