William Butler (musician)


William Butler (musician)

Infobox musical artist
Name = William Butler



Img_capt = William Butler performing in July 2007.
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Background = non_vocal_instrumentalist
Birth_name = William Pierce Henry Butler
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Born = birth date and age|1982|10|6
Origin = The Woodlands, Texas, USA
Instrument = Synthesiser, bass, guitar, percussion, Sound Manipulation, Sitar, Panpipes, Trombone, Omnichord, Glockenspiel, Musical Saw, Upright Bass, Concertina, Clarinet
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Associated_acts = Arcade Fire
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William Pierce Butler (born October 6 1982) is a band member of the band Arcade Fire. He is the brother of Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler. William plays synthesiser, bass, guitar and percussion. He is known for his spontaneity and antics during performances.

Raised in The Woodlands, Texas, Will is the grandson of guitarist Alvino Rey. He graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in 2001, and subsequently attended Northwestern University, majoring in Poetry in Creative Writing. While at Northwestern he worked as a DJ for the WNUR Rock Show. He also served as the poetry editor of Northwestern's literary magazine, Helicon. An excerpt of a poem from his senior thesis [http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/14558640/arcade_fire_meet_all_seven_members_of_indie_rocks_brightest_band/5] is quoted in Brian Bouldrey's book, "Honorable Bandit: A Walk Across Corsica."

While at Northwestern he voice-acted in two animated short films, "Date Double", a brief romantic comedy, and "Run Leia Run", a "Star Wars" / "Run Lola Run" crossover fan film in which he played the role of Han Solo. Both projects were written and directed by Adam Bertocci.

External links

* [http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/14558640/arcade_fire_meet_all_seven_members_of_indie_rocks_brightest_band/5 Profile of William Butler] from an article by Elizabeth Goodman in "Rolling Stone"


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