Will Wallner is an English rock guitarist and songwriter. His main influences are Ritchie Blackmore, Gary Moore and John Sykes. He is an alumni of the prestigious Colyton Grammar School and a graduate of the University of Portsmouth with a BSc in Music and Sound Technology. Since 2012 he has been a regular contributor to Guitar World magazine with his weekly blog 'Bent Out of Shape'. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California and also owns a recording studio in Berlin, Germany.
Since 2011 he has worked with Croatian singer Vivien Vain. Their debut album 'Will Wallner & Vivien Vain' was released on October 8, 2012 via Metal Mind Productions. The album was mixed by Gary Tole. It also features several guest musicians including Carmine Appice, Vinny Appice, Rudy Sarzo, Derek Sherinian, Jimmy Bain, Brian Tichy, Tony Carey and Tony Franklin. The album cover features both musicians photographed by legendary photographer Glen La Ferman. In 2014 it was announced they had completed work on a second album.
In 2012 he recorded an album with producer Bob Kulick (Kiss, Meatloaf)
From 2012 to 2013 he toured and recorded as lead guitarist for White Wizzard (Earache Records). His first show with the band was in Shibuya, Tokyo on May 12, 2012 at Club Quattro. In August 2012 he toured North America and Canada with White Wizzard and was featured on their single 'Torpedo Of Truth'. In 2013 he recorded guitar solos for White Wizzard's new album called "The Devils Cut". The album was produced by Ralph Patlan (Megadeth, MSG). 'The Devils Cut' was released on June 3 in Europe via Earache records and on June 25 in North America via Century Media Records. He toured North America and Europe in support of the release and left the band in October 2013 due to artistic differences.
He is currently endorsed by Bare Knuckle Pickups which are manufactured in South West England where he grew up.