Stroet’s music is witty, gentle and funny. In other words, completely appealing to kids. “I love playing around with languages, all languages,” says Stroet. “And the best part is that you can put a message in a song that not only inspires but helps kids learn something.” The spoonerisms he has fun with on his 2017 JUNO nominated album ‘Wordplay’ can have kids howling with laughter – adults too. He’s busy recording a new album, ‘Rocks & Roots’, with themes of getting outdoors and trying new things. “Everybody gets stuck in a rut sometimes,” says Stroet, “kids and adults alike. My new album says get out there and try new activities or try a new and different food – you might be pleasantly surprised.”
Coming up in fall 2019 is Stroet’s first symphony show with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. “I’m so excited,” says Stroet, “it’s going to be all of Will’s Jams with an orchestra. A composer is doing the charts, so the music can be available to other orchestras.” And don’t forget Will’s World. These wacky weekly YouTube episodes are like Wayne’s World meets Mr. Rogers, with a dad’s sense of humour. “They’re fun for kids and on every Friday,” says Stroet. “The new French version is on every Sunday – great for language skills.” Enjoy a morning of Will’s Jams live at the Shenkman Arts Centre on Saturday, April 6 at 10 a.m. Visit www.shenkmanarts.ca for ticket information and www.willsjams.com for more on Will. Watch Will’s Jams, Will’s World and French lyric videos to help kids learn French at www.YouTube.com/willsjamsmusic.