HOW IT ALL BEGAN
December 2008. David is playing Radiohead songs in the streets of Galway, Ireland. A few months before, he left a job at Ubisoft Montreal where he was working as an audio designer. He thought this trip would give him some answers as to why he is unhappy and has pretty much always been. Didn’t work.
A few days before coming back to Canada, he decides to leave Galway for an island a few hundred miles from there, hoping this is where he’ll find the answers he’s been looking for. He hitchhikes until dark, sleeps under a bridge, walks another 10 miles in the mountains, against a wind so strong it won’t let him fall to the ground. He encounters a flock of sheep, and they start walking with him as if he was their shepherd. He finally makes it to the beach. It’s december; there’s no one there.
He sits. He watches the angry sea. He waits for the epiphany… but nothing comes.
And then he realizes. The answers aren’t there. All his life, he’s been striving to get to someplace else, thinking everything would make sense once he got there. But there is no treasure at the end of the road. The road is the treasure.
He understands at that precise moment that there is no goal for him to achieve. There is nothing for him to do but what makes him happy. Music. Life will just take care of the rest.
The three story high waves on the ocean collapse and die.
He comes back to Galway, picks up his guitar and writes a song that will become Will Driving West’s first single “Thieves”.
Will Driving West is a band who’s sole purpose is to make music they love. They have no agenda. They enjoy every step of the dance. They feel blessed that some of you connect to the music they put out there. They love each other. It shows when they’re playing together on a stage.
While navigating under most radars, they sold ten thousand records, they got around twenty songs placed in feature films/TV shows and they made a hundred shows in some of the most beautiful venues all over their home province of Quebec.
Oh, they also performed three times on Canada’s National TV and their three original records all made it to the Top Seller spot in iTunes Canada.
They are a Volkswagen Westfalia on the right lane of the highway, more concerned about the beauty of the landscape than the destination.