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News posted 04.08.14

Willie's been busy in the last several years touring and recording with Jamie Lidell, Johnny Dowd, Anna Coogan and JD Foster, TZAR, and many others. We'll be updating the website in the next several weeks- check back soon for details.

News posted 02.01.12

HERE'S WHAT'S NEW! “Ithaca-based duo BRIAN!, who have been captivating and confusing audiences around Central New York for the last two and a half years with their experimental compositions, have expanded to a trio which now includes the one and only, Willie B!

The line-up now consists of Ithaca Underground captain, Bubba Crumrine on guitar, bass, vocals, and electronics; David Resig on amplified bassoon, and the aforementioned Willie B. (a.k.a. Brian Wilson) on drums and percussion. The trio makes it’s debut February 3rd at the Ithaca Underground benefit.” See Appearance page for more upcoming shows.


TZAR (Willie B and Michael Stark ) will be joining Johnny Dowd for a European tour in May. Johnny’s newest release “No Regrets” will be released April 12, 2012. Checkout the appearance page for dates.

You can find TZAR’s latest release “Begin at Sunset” here. TZAR is currently working on a 7” vinyl to be released in the spring. This will be a limited pressing. Stay tuned for more details!

News posted 06.12.10

ON THE ROAD AGAIN! Just got back from a European tour with Johnny Dowd. I had a blast playing baritone guitar every night with an awesome band. Thanks Johnny, Kim, Matt, and Michael! Next week It's back behind the drums with JAMIE LIDELL. The European leg begins June 26th in Paris. See the Appearances page for the full run down.


News posted 03.03.10

Willie will be performing a rare solo show on March 7th at Castaways in Ithaca, NY opening for That 1 Guy. He's got some new material brewing and this is a chance to get a sneak preview of the newest stylings. Don't miss it!


WB is hitting the road again in May 2010 for another European adventure with Johnny Dowd to support JD's new album "Wake Up The Snakes", this time playing baritone guitar alongside Michael Stark (farfisa), Kim Sherwood (vox/guitar), and Matthew Saccuccimorano (drums). See the appearance page for dates!


News posted 07.13.09

Back out on the road with Jamie Lidell with the Leviathan in tow! Check the appearances page for European summertime dates!

Willie B

Willie B is now an official Zildjian Cymbal artist. Thanks to everyone at the factory for the royal treatment!


News posted 10.09.08

Willie B at Lollapalooza Chicago

Willie is on tour playing bass pedals and drums with Jamie Lidell to support his latest release JIM (Warp Records). Checkout the appearances page for tour dates. Photo above taken at Lollapalooza Chicago.

Willie B with Manu Katche.

w/ Manu Katche in Paris. It was great to have him join us a tune on French tv.

Willie B with Jabo Starks.

Meeting Jabo Starks was one the many highlights at the Fuji Rock Festival in Japan. He was there playing with Bootsy Collins' Tribute to the Godfather of Soul. Give the drummer some!

Checkout Willie’s MySpace page @ www.myspace.com/williebmusic.

One of Willie B's projects is called TZAR. It features Willie on drums and bass pedals and Michael Stark on Hammond B-3 organ. Stark's aggressive organ style and Willie's slinky beats and fat bass pedal tones make for a powerful duo. Check out the TZAR site at www.tzarmusic.com. You can get the CD direct from Wille B for $12 postpaid to the US and Canada using PayPal.


YOU CAN ALSO PURCHASE WILLIE B?s RELEASE ?fresh: a-frame sessions vol. 2? at CDBaby.

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