Profile Type: Artist
Will Dailey

Will Dailey is an independent, Boston-based recording and performing artist. His sound has been described as having a rich vintage vibe while having a firm appreciation of AM rock, pop and big hooks. 

He is notable as being the 3 time winner of the Boston Music Award for Best Male Singer-Songwriter in 2006 and again on December 2, 2009 and December 2, 2012. He has released albums with Universal, CBS Records, Wheelkick Records and JS Music Group. Dailey has released three full-length albums since 2004. His last full length album, Will Dailey & The Rivals, came out on Universal Republic Records, on September 20, 2011. On September 21, 2011, Rick Florino of [Artist Direct] said of the album, "it's not only his most inspired work yet, it's one of the best rock releases of 2011."

In 2009 and 2010, Dailey released Torrent, which involved the artist digitally releasing a burst of new music approximately every three months, and then compiling that material, along with bonus material, as a physical and digital audio package twice a year. Dailey is also a part of the John Mellencamp and Stephen King musical project Ghost Brothers of Darkland County. Dailey is releasing his new album National Throat in 2014 on Wheelkick Records. The first single, "Sunken Ship", is a finalist in the 2013 International Songwriting Competition.

Will Dailey chose to deviate from that predestined path of cogs and commercialism. He willfully parted ways from one of the world’s largest record labels to produce his latest full-length album.

Now independent, Dailey tells the story of that journey here: 

“People have been complaining about change in the music industry for centuries but artists make art because they have to,” Dailey says. “I write songs because they happen to me; it fuels my life and I see it fuel other people’s lives… Nothing can disrupt that.  This album of songs is about doing this because you have to.”  National Throat  tells this story through music of what John Philip Sousa long ago lamenting the demise of music with the advent of music recording technology.

Featuring 11 new tracks on his new album, National Throat is a thriving embodiment of an authentic American Dream. It is a registry of a national reverie, one brought to fruition through a musician’s pursuit of art in its rawest form. It is music felt, not contrived. It is fresh soul untarnished by the grease of cogs or disks, left pure in the midst of a virulent commercial world.

Will is a true, modern day, "DIY Artist" with a very compelling and educational story to share with other New England Artists and serious music fans.  He successfully funded National Throat entirely through a crowdfunding platform; and has much wisdom to share on ways to authentically engage with fans, navigate pitfalls, and grow as an artist in the era of the DIY-artist-entrepreneur. 



Additional Links: 
New Music, Not the Official Video
Will shares the story behind his most recent album...
I guess I'm on Instagram now...
Will Dailey Across Social Media
Listen to Will Dailey Here...
Will Dailey Writes for the Huffington Post
Guest Blog: Will Dailey writes for American Songwriter Magazine
Why be comfortable and safe? Push yourself to new heights! says Will Dailey

I Have Worked With

  • September 2014

    Will Dailey will be performing at the Columbus Theatre in Providence, RI on September 4th, 2014.

    For more information and tickets, visit:

  • August 2014

    Will Dailey will be playing on August 2nd, 2014 in Falmouth, MA at The Real Cape Music Festival.  The festival will be held at The Cape Cod Fairgrounds (formerly The Barnstable County Fairgrounds). 

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  • August 2014

    Will Dailey will be performing in Portsmouth, NH on August 15th at the Parma Music Festival.

    The PARMA Music Festival is an annual celebration of the best in contemporary music, from classical and jazz to electronic and rock and much more. With everything from live music to panel discussions to visual art and educational events, the Festival brings together a diverse crowd to perform, collaborate, and listen.   

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Contact Information

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Media Relations
Mailing Address: 
Wheelkick Records, LLC
77 Newtonville Ave. #1
Newton, MA 02458
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77 Newtonville Ave. #1
Newton, MA 02458
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Primary Discipline: 
Music - Pop / Rock
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Music - General
Music - Band
Music - Folk
Music - New
Music - Pop / Rock
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General Public
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Artist (Individual)
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Audio or Video Recording
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Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings
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Affiliations and Accomplishments

3 Time Boston Music Award Winner for Best Male Singer-Songwriter
Finalist in the 2013 International Songwriting Competition

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
Solo: Vocal input w/ reverb, acoustic DI, guitar AMP input
Duo: Drum kit, Two vocal inputs with reverb, acoustic DI, Guitar AMP input
Trio: Drum kits, Three vocal inputs with reverb, acoustic DI, two Guitar Amp inputs, Bass DI
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