William Wyatt Hauptle (born May 29, 1992) is an American musician and singer/songwriter. He is the front man for Greenwing, a funk and surf rock band from Charleston, South Carolina. Hauptle also records as a session drummer, having an extensive background in both percussion and vibraphone.
Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Hauptle was introduced to blues music at an early age. Will was inspired to pick up the guitar by a friend who played the “007 Theme” on a Fender Stratocaster. In 2008 Hauptle distributed his first Acoustic Funk Demo to peers at Walton High School in Marietta, Georgia. Will Hauptle’s Acoustic Funk is a blend of Folk, Jazz, Rock and World music. Will studied at The University Of Miami in Florida, where he was honored to meet heavyweight songwriters Steve Miller and Pat Metheny.
By the end of 2014 Hauptle had chosen Charleston, South Carolina as home to quell his passion for the Atlantic Ocean. In 2016 Will switched to electric guitar and started a band, playing funk and surf music. Greenwing has since released two albums, Wingbeatz (2018) and Surf Bop (2020).
Will is also known as “Willy Good Vibes”, a stage name for his vibraphone outfit. The first album For The World (2019) was recorded by sound engineer James Frolio. The second album For The Cure (2020) is comprised of music by rock band The Cure, performed on the vibes and due this summer.
(2008) Acoustic Funk Demo
(2010) Acoustic Funk X
(2014) Acoustic Funk Y
(2016) Acoustic Funk EP, prod. by Andres Daza
(2018) Wingbeatz by Greenwing
(2019) For The World, prod. by James Frolio
(2020) Surf Bop by Greenwing
(2020) For The Cure, Songs By The Cure
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