Michael Kelly Guitars announced today that renowned bassist Will Lee has been added to Michael Kelly's family of elite acoustic bass artists with his new Michael Kelly Dragonfly 4 acoustic bass.
Will's bass playing career took off in in New York. He toured with B.J.Thomas, Horace Silver, Bette Midler, Barry Manilow, The Brecker Brothers, and Herbie Mann. Gaining experience in the commercial field, Will found himself in high demand. As a bassist and singer, he's recorded with an extensive array of top performers including David Sanborn, Boz Scaggs Diane Schuur, Tom Scott, Neil Sedaka, Carly Simon, Frank Sinatra, Phoebe Snow, Ronnie Spector, The Spinners, Spyro Gyra, Ringo Starr, Steely Dan, Cat Stevens and Barbra Streisand -- and taken from his discography, these are only some of the "S's"!
In addition, Will played in the New York "24th Street Band" which had great success in Japan, giving him a solo artist career that yielded him a top 5 single. Most recently, his solo CD entitled "OH!" reached the #1 position on the "Jazz Beyond" chart there. Will can now be seen every week night across the US playing at the Ed Sullivan Theatre as the bassist with Paul Shaffer and the "CBS Orchestra" on the wildly popular "Late Show with David Letterman" and you can hear him playing, singing and speaking on many commercials on both television and radio.
Will chose the Michael Kelly Dragonfly 4 in transparent black as his acoustic bass of choice. The Dragonfly features a highly figured quilt maple body and top. Unplugged the Dragonfly provides cutting and bright acoustic tones. Plugged in, it's powered by Michael Kelly's proprietary Fishman MKAB pre-amp that is specifically tuned to acoustic bass frequencies.