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Will Butler

An Academy Award-nominated singer/songwriter and composer most widely known as the acrobatic, multi-instrumental, primary person in the spirited Grammy Award-winning indie rock and roll collective Arcade Fireplace, Will Butler was created in North California and spent his formative years in Southern Tx. The son of the geologist (dad) and a classically educated musician (mom), Butler graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in 2001 and became a member of Arcade Fire, that was the brainchild of his old brother Gain and Win’s wife Régine Chassagne, in 2003. He produced his first documented appearance for the group’s acclaimed 2004 Merge Information debut Funeral, and added heavily to all or any from the band’s following produces (Neon Bible, The Suburbs, Reflektor). In 2013, Butler became a member of up with fellow musical polymath Owen Pallett to compose the soundtrack towards the Spike Jonze-directed futuristic intimate comedy Her, that he received his Oscar nomination, and in 2015 he released his eclectic debut single record, the Merge-issued Plan. Butler staged a single tour to get Policy, followed by Mls Arntzen, Julie Shoreline, and Sara Dobbs. Many dates for the Policy tour had been documented, and in June 2016 Butler released a live record attracted from these tapes, Fri Night.

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