Willie B (a.k.a. Brian Wilson) was born on February 13, 1975, and grew up on the outskirts of Boston, Massachusetts. He has performed and recorded with many great artists such as Jamie Lidell, Johnny Dowd, Neko Case, Sally Timms (The Mekons), and punk legend Jayne County . He is best known for incorporating organ bass pedals into his drum setup, allowing him to play bass and drums simultaneously. In 2008 Willie took this concept on the road with Jamie Lidell on a world tour in support of his album JIM (Warp Records), which included a month as opening act for Elton John in Europe. Willie is currently holding down the drum chair for Jamie Lidell's 2010/2011 Compass World Tour which includes the US, Europe, Asia, and Australia.