The Red Room at Cafe 939 presents Fresh Prospects, a showcase of the best emerging Berklee artists reworking their favorite songs into intimate acoustic performances. This installment features Will Wells and Molly Blythe.
Will Wells is a songwriter, composer, arranger, producer, engineer, and music enthusiast. He makes it a point in his writing to venture into as many different styles as he can, and learn more about the world around him. From musical theater to electric rock to R&B and pop, he loves to immerse himself in a diverse musical environment to bring a unique touch to every one of his songs. He plays the guitar, the piano, the tuba, and, well, whatever else he can get his hands on. Wells is the leader of a five-piece band called Dynamic Sound, which provides just that—a sound that is not genre-specific, and meets the need of any musical situation.
Molly Blythe's hallmark stage presence combined with her meticulous attention to musicality allow her to speak straight to the heart of her audience. Bringing to life a range of styles from straight-ahead jazz to Latin to singer-songwriter pop, Blythe uses the music as a vehicle for the soul.
Fascinated by human behavior, thoughts, and feelings, Blythe grew up the family "peacemaker" and perpetual people-watcher. When it came time to choose a career, she pursued a degree in psychology with hopes of being a marriage and family counselor. Her career in music began to quietly blossom, however, when she found herself singing jazz and pop songs in the Central College Jazz Combo and Jazz Band. Insistent on the impracticality of a music career, she fought her desire to pursue music at a professional level. But after graduating, her ambitions continued to grow, bringing her to the realization that music was simply the only way to go.
While applying to music schools, Blythe played with Latin jazz quintet Ashanti, singing a variety of Latin and Brazilian music. In 2009, Blythe moved to Boston to attend Berklee. At this legendary school, she was mentored by icons and leaders of the music industry while studying performance and arranging. Her natural gift of relating to others combined with her creativity as an artist to make her a unique musician, full of passion to give her audience.