If you are professional musician who marries a girl from Milwaukee, expect to spend more than a little of your time in her beloved hometown. In fact, anticipate working there too. Singer/songwriter Wil Seabrook has experienced this being hitched to Nicolet High School alum, actress, screenwriter, filmmaker, photographer and director, Ryann Liebl (Ryann London).
Seabrook’s been releasing records since 2000 when he inked a deal with Maverick Records, but found fame on the 2005 reality music TV show "Rock Star INXS." After his elimination, he quickly carved a reputation as a legitimate talent in his own right, who now uses his music to fight for human rights.
The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights has inspired Seabrook to create music based on the 30 Precepts, most recently releasing a single and video (directed by Liebl) called "Roam" that is based on the principle "The Freedom to Move."
I picked Seabrook’s brain about Milwaukee, reality television, his latest endeavors and what’s next.
Catch Seabrook playing an intimate show at Bay View’s Sugar Maple, 441 E. Lincoln Ave., on Aug. 8 at 9 p.m. Tickets are available at the door for $7.
OnMilwaukee.com: Since I've known your wife, Ryann for over 20 years … I'm assuming she is partly what brought you to Milwaukee for this upcoming gig. You are from North Carolina and reside in L.A., but has Milwaukee become a second hometown for you, of sorts? Either way, tell me what you LOVE about Mil-town.
Wil Seabrook: Yes, Ryann is the reason we're here as opposed to somewhere else ... I love it here! People are really friendly and down to earth and because everyone is cooped up in the winter they're outdoors all summer, which makes for amazing live music and a great festival scene. I actually grew up in Europe (Germany) as a kid and so the Midwest reminds me of that in a lot of great ways. Feels like h…Read more...