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The Charlotte, North Carolina self-taught producer, musician and singer-songwriter, known as Will Wildfire, exemplifies the new age of Alternative R&B with his distinguished guitar riffs and bad boy charm. NOISEY proclaimed him as “North Carolina’s (and possibly one of the world’s), next great soul-rock bad boy.” Before winning the Urban accolade at the Charlotte Music Awards in 2014, Will Wildfire, developed a liking towards R&B and Rock n Roll legends at a young age. Born Will Hoggard discovered who he wanted to be as an artist and what he could convey to the world. In high school he tapped into his talent, joined a band and started performing at local venues. With influences from Jimi Hendrix, Kanye West and Aaliyah he garnered a big following on social media during his college years at UNC -- Chapel Hill. Through his grassroots success he received an ample amount of attention that opened opportunities to perform at American Idol Alum, Anoop Desai on his Xbox campus tour and his YouTube channel continues to grow with over 1 million views. He exceeds the indie expectations as you can hear him on the airwaves of K97.5, perform alongside major acts Tory Lanez, collaborate with new artists including DJ Khaled’s signee Steph LeCor and invites to festivals like SXSW with Stalley.