Will Fry is a multi-percussionist based in Peckham, London.
Will moved from his hometown of Brighton to London at twenty years old and quickly began working with influential musicians including Alex Wilson, Snowboy, Roy Ayers, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Nathan Haines, Pucho and The Latin Soul Brothers,Sola Akingbola, Jamiroquai, Duffy and more.
Over the next ten years, he performed in over thirty countries across six continents, including Baaba Maal’s Blues de Fleuve festival in Senegal, Java Jazz festival in Jakarta and Fuji Rock festival in Japan. Will also studied with many of his favourite percussionists in the UK, Cuba, Senegal, Brazil and the United States.
More recent performance credits include Eliane Correa, Ola Onabule, Giovanni Hidalgo, Eliel Lazo, Joe Bataan, Dele Sosimi (Fela Kuti), Native Dancer, Femi Temowo, Ill Considered, Roberto Pla, Rene Alveraz and more.
Recording sessions include Sam Smith, Utada Hikaru, Human Nature, Baaba Maal, Duffy, Ola Onabule, Nostalgia 77, Natural Self, Eliane Correa, M Ward, Sahra Gure, Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation and more.
Will has also worked on several West End Shows including Motown the Musical, Thriller Live and The Lion King. He has performed on major TV shows including Later... with Jools Holland, The Jimmy Fallon, Jay Leno and the Ellen DeGeneres shows and the soundtrack to the 2009 film Nowhere Boy.
With a specialism in Latin American percussion, Will often incorporates his background on drum set, orchestral, electronic, West African and North Indian percussion (as well as the piano and violin) to fit into any musical environment or to create something entirely new.