Riding along in his buddy’s 1984 high-top Vanagon Westfalia, Will Breman took the scenic drive from his hometown of Santa Barbara to the bronzed hills of San Luis Obispo. Performing his song “Tiny Home,” the perfect little home on wheels provided both the journey and the destination to a ripe summer’s evening.
Breman’s smooth vocals, harmonious melodies, and poignant lyrics weave yearning and adventure into a tune familiar to any Westy Life enthusiast. For the last few years, Santa Barbara-based singer/songwriter Will Breman has made a name for himself as a prominent Central Coast musical staple. 2019 began with the release of his debut Santa Barbara Soul Music EP and culminated with his performing as a semifinalist on Season 17 of NBC’s The Voice.
Breman’s style is as eclectic as his background. His musical upbringing began with voice lessons from his mother and self-taught guitar. Since then, Will has tried everything from screaming in metal bands to serenading at coffee shops and touring across the nation.
Will’s live performance has evolved over the years, and he currently uses a technique called “live looping”—a process where he records and plays back multiple instrument parts in real time, creating a “one man band” effect. As a songwriter, Will’s goal has consistently been to channel deep emotions that cannot be expressed through any other medium. He has taught himself multiple instruments to achieve this and aspires to create songs that bare his soul and tell engaging stories.