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Will Killeen

December 16, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Will Killeen

Will Killeen is an Irish acoustic blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter who has garnered a reputation as one of Europe’s most renowned slide guitar players. Hailing from the vibrant music scene of Mayo, Ireland, Will’s captivating performances blend traditional blues with Celtic influences, creating a unique and enthralling sonic experience. His music is characterized by soulful vocals, percussive guitar picking, and a mastery of slide techniques, earning him comparisons to blues legends like Elmore James and Robert Johnson.

Born into a musical family, Killeen’s passion for the blues ignited at a young age. He began teaching himself guitar at the tender age of 10, immersing himself in the deep blues traditions of the American South. His early influences included Howlin’ Wolf, Doc Watson, and the Rolling Stones, shaping his distinctive approach to the genre. As his skills matured, Killeen embarked on a journey that took him to the heart of London’s blues scene, where he shared the stage with renowned artists like Rory Gallagher and The Pretty Things.

Today, Will Killeen is a highly sought-after performer, captivating audiences worldwide with his electrifying live shows. His repertoire spans the breadth of the blues tradition, from early blues standards to his own original compositions. He effortlessly transitions between percussive fingerpicking and soulful slide guitar, creating a captivating synergy between his instruments and vocals. Killeen’s unique blend of Celtic and blues influences has earned him a dedicated following, solidifying his position as a leading figure in the European blues community.


December 16, 2023
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm


The Hideout