William Beckett Lyrics Follow
William Beckett (born February 11, 1985), is an American musician best known for his work with the now-defunct Chicago-based band The Academy Is... (TAI), who were signed to Atlantic Records/Fueled by Ramen/Decaydance Records. While still in high school in 2002, Beckett and guitarist Mike Carden came together from rival bands in Chicago to form The Academy Is... In addition to founding the band, Beckett and Carden are credited as the primary songwriters. A third core member of the band was Adam T. Siska, Beckett's classmate and friend from Barrington High School.
In 2007, Alex Davies from the BBC described Beckett as a mix of Adam Lazzara and Prince, labeling him "utterly captivating".
The Academy Is... reunited at Riot Fest 2015 in the fall of 2015 in Chicago. Although Beckett had said the occasion would serve as a "farewell" show, the band later had an additional final tour in late 2015.
- Oh, Love!
- You Never Give Up
- Stuck In Love
- Dear Life
- Our Story's Already Been Told
- Slip Away
- Dig A Hole
- Compromising Me
- Stuck In Love (feat. Ryan Ross)
- Girl, You Shoulda Been A Drummer
- Great Night