Bassist // Bandleader
William Strickler is a bassist, bandleader, composer and educator based in Columbus, Ohio. Since graduating with a Bachelor in Music from the Capital University Conservatory of Music, he has played across the country for a variety of local and national artists, including Grammy-award winning pop singer Daya, finalist on NBC’s “The Voice” Chris Jamison, Mistar Anderson, Doc Robinson, Safety Squad, Andy Shaw Band, Al Son Del Iya and many more.
Besides his work as a sideman, Strickler is the leader of his working band Waves De Aché, a project mixing his upbringing on American jazz, rock and hip-hop with his love of Cuban and other styles of Latin music. Waves De Aché released their debut studio album in spring of 2019, featuring eight original compositions.
Outside of writing and performing, Strickler teaches private music lessons. He has studied with musicians from a wide range of genres, including Justin Raines, John Belzaguy, Sandy Beales, Roger Hines and Dr. Lou Fischer.