Bill Wells is a musician from Falkirk. He started out as a bass player in Social Clubs during the late seventies and early eighties, working in various cabaret bands in and around Central Scotland.
During the next decade he became more involved in the local jazz scene, backing artists such
as Bobby Wellins and Bruce Adams. In 1989 he formed the Bill Wells Octet, which went on to
feature most of Scotland's main jazz musicians as well as London based players such as Steve
Noble and Oren Marshall.
In 1995 he set up the label Loathsome Reels and released his first CD; The Bill Wells Octet Live '93 - '94. The following year he worked with trumpeter Harry Beckett at the Glasgow
International Jazz Festival winning the Scotrail Award for best Scottish based performer.It was during this time that he met Stephen Pastel who went on to introduce his music to a wider audience and this in turn led to him working with band such a....... more