Dresden’s Own, Jacklyn Wills
With a passion and desire for promoting her style of music, 16 year old Jacklyn Wills strives for her dream of furthering her future through entertaining. Jacklyn exhibits a sweet small town rural roots charm. Complete with guitar in hand, it is evident through her personality, singing and musical compositions, along with the drive and enthusiasm that her dream will one day come true.
As a very young child Jacklyn would spend many visits to her grandparents home improvising songs from poems which personifies her individualism and creativity. Composing music and writing songs has become her fascination. Pushing her to record a 5 song demo EP that has helped her gain air play from 99.1 CKXS in Wallaceburg, along with being one of their spotlight artists.
This Canadian sweetheart is her home-town’s pride and nothing spells that out more then to be asked to sing the national anthem at the Dresden Jr. Kings hockey games, and to perform at many other local festivals and events.
Jacklyn doesn’t like to boast about her accomplishments and her humble heart blushes when others do, however Jacklyn has a long list of achievements, from being selected to be apart of the 2016 CCMA Diamonds in the Rough showcase, to opening up for Canadian rock band Sloan at the 2016 Kinstock Music Festival. She’s been making a splash on the music scene, and is already starting to catch the eye of some of the most respected industry professionals.
Recently Jacklyn has started to perform with one of Sarnia’s top young classic rock bands known as “Round House”. Although all members are only in their mid-to late teens, the demonstrate the tightness, skill and ability of a group of seasoned musicians, well beyond their years. The band consists of Jared Parke (vocals, rhythm guitar), Ryan Ethridge (lead guitar), Bryce Abrams (bass guitar) and Brock Round (drums).
“Warmth permeates everything she does making her presence on that people can enjoy greatly. Jacklyn’s joining with Round House was among one of the highlights of the evening, and proved they can be dynamite together. They clearly enjoy her company and she displays hints of the sort of brass she’ll eventually have as a performer. Jacklyn’s an artist, good now and developing rapidly. Pay attention and enjoy what comes as her potential unfolds”. – Brian Hay (norules-nolights.com) March 2016