Singer-songwriter Will Varley has come a long way since his early days haunting the open mics
of South London and busking around on The Underground. His latest, and 6th artist album ‘The
Hole Around My Head’ was released in October 2021 via Yellow Cake, a label established by
veteran producer Cameron McVey and showcases the raw folk artist at his most potent and
exposed whilst simultaneously becoming his most critically acclaimed work.
Varley honed his talents through to close to 20 years of relentless performances. He has toured
across Europe and America as a headliner artist as well as alongside Billy Bragg, Frank Turner,
Valerie June and The Proclaimers. He’s sold out his own headline shows in cities as far afield
as Berlin, Zurich, Amsterdam and Vienna. High praise from the likes of Tim Minchin and Simon
Nicol of Fairport Convention have helped fan the flames, as his audience continues to grow both
on the road and online. His self-made music videos have clocked up millions of views on
YouTube and his songs streamed over twenty million times on Spotify.
There is a depth to his songwriting that sets Will apart, and has propelled his music far and
wide. From songs like ‘The Man Who Fell To Earth’ which tells the heart-wrenching story of an
Angolan immigrant attempting to enter the UK, to the hyper-engaging ‘Weddings and Wars’ in
which he attempts a history of the world in under four minutes, Varley’s songs seem to
transcend themselves, marrying vivid imagery, politics, emotion and surrealism to capture his
musing. The prophetic ‘We Don’t Believe You’ challenged the elite’s endless fabrications,
society’s polarisation and foretold a pandemic as early as 2015. As time goes by more and
more people are discovering Will Varley, joining the ranks, and finding a true artist, a poet and a
source of truth and fire in a world gone mad.
May 2022 will see Will Varley visit some of his favourite venues in the UK and bring his unique
and spell binding one-man-show to stage with him each and every night.