Willet is an American rock band from Westminster, Maryland formed in 2004 as "Clearview". Since its inception, the band has toured full-time to various countries in support of various relief causes, including World Vision and Food for the Hungry. They have released three studio albums, three EPs, and one DVD. Willet has sold more than 10,000 units worldwide.
In 2004, Jeremy Willet and Justin Wilet, along with bassist John Fagley, guitarist Brandon Breitenbach, and drummer Matt Suchman, formed the Christian rock band Clearview. They independently released an EP later that year, entitled '05 EP . Amidst various lineup changes, the band released its first full–length album Escape in 2005 and began to tour full time, starting with 75 US cities. Later that year, Jeremy and Justin recruited younger brother Jordan as bassist and drummer Galen "G3" Blubaugh, regrouped as a four-piece, and in 2006 released The Times Are Getting Better E.P. , packaged with a bonus DVD. The EP's song "We're Not Keeping This Quiet♫ achieved significant radio play in 2006, staying in the CHR top 10 for three weeks. However, Blubaugh left the band soon after the EP's release, leaving the three Willet brothers as the only permanent members, recruiting various touring drummers. Rechristened as Willet, the band released a third EP, Sometimes a City Needs a Bomb E.P. , in 2007. The band received increased airplay with their song "Sometimes a City Needs a Bomb E.P. " from the aforementioned EP, which reached the top 20 on CHR. In 2008, the band released their second album, Virus . Willet's first national single, "Wineskin", achieved success. Their third album, Somewhere In Between , was a success with singles For Orphans and the King♫ and War and Peace♫. They continue to tour worldwide, concentrating on raising money for HIV/AIDS victims in Africa. They have toured with the likes of John Reuben, Decipher Down, Day of Fire, and Eleventyseven.
- Jeremy Willet (lead vocals, drums, keys, acoustic guitar)
- Justin Willet (lead guitar, backing vocals)
- Jordan Willet (bass, backing vocals, keys)
- '05 EP — 2005 [as Clearview]
- The Times Are Getting Better E.P. — 2006 [as Clearview]
- Sometimes a City Needs a Bomb E.P. — 2007
- Willet at MySpace