We are proud to be carrying these Sinning Saint T-Shirts* by our friend, and legendary bass player Will Lee......
Wills Words :
"The Sinning Saint- a good soul, but in reality a metaphor for most of humanity. To quote John Lennon (from the song “Nowhere Man”): Isn’t he a bit like you and me? The name “Sinning Saint” was first coined by NYC drum legend Chris Parker to describe his friend Will Lee. Will sez: “When I first heard it, it felt so familiar and natural, I kinda came to the realization, “Hey, that’s all of us!”. There are no pure angels among us humans. We’re all Sinning Saints!”
About Will Lee:
Will Lee was born into a musical family in San Antonio, Texas. Ever since the age of three, when he heard Miles Davis’ trumpet drifting into his bedroom from his parents’ stereo, music was in Will’s blood. Throughout his childhood, Will’s parents had him studying one instrument after another, from piano to violin, trumpet and French horn.
After seeing the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show, Will took up the drums and began playing in local bands in Miami, where the Lees now lived. Having decided that drummers in Miami were “a dime a dozen,” Will shifted to bass and soon became an in-demand player for several top 40 bands. Eventually, he became a bass major at the University of Miami School of Music, where his father was the dean.
Determined to pursue a career as a professional musician, Will relocated to New York City, where his career took off. The young Lee toured with Dreams, B.J. Thomas, Horace Silver, Bette Midler, Barry Manilow, the Brecker Brothers and Herbie Mann. Equally talented as both a bassist and vocalist, Will has sung and played bass on over 1,000 pop, jazz and rock albums, including those by Ricky Martin, Burt Bacharach, the Bee Gees, George Benson, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Luther Vandross, Mick Jagger, Cyndi Lauper, the Miami Sound Machine, Buddy Rich, Liza Minnelli, Diana Ross, Grover Washington Jr., Cat Stevens, Vanessa Williams, Billy Joel, Barbara Streisand, Carly Simon, Frank Sinatra, Mariah Carey, Pat Metheny, Steely Dan and countless others. He has also played bass and sung on a great many radio and television commercials.