Label: Mercury - 982885-8 • Format: Box Set Compilation 19x, CD Album DVD • Country: France • Genre: Pop • Style: Chanson
William Sheller born William Desboeuf  on 9 July is a French classical composer and singer-songwriter. A prominent artist of French popular music since the s, William Sheller has the particularity of being one of the few singers of French chanson who has benefited from a solid background in classical music. This has influenced his repertoire with a sophisticated musical style, combining elements of classical music with chanson and symphonic rock .
He was training for the Prix de Rome but turned to pop music after hearing the Beatles. Since then, Sheller has had a successful career both as a classical composer and as a pop singer.
His works often mix both genres. For example, some of his songs include carefully crafted orchestral passages the Baroque introduction to Le nouveau monde as well as instruments that are seldom found in pop music such as a horn in Les miroirs dans la boue and a clarinet in Fier et fou de vous.
On the other hand, his Lux aeterna is written for orchestra, choir and rock band. He has toured several times Cant Depend On Love - Gordon Lightfoot - Old Dans Records transcriptions of his songs for voice and Simplement - William Sheller - Chemin De Traverse as well as for voice Simplement - William Sheller - Chemin De Traverse piano quintet.
Na Ostro - Various - Disco Polo Hits 8, Reach For The Top (Radio) - Stacey James - Reach For The Top, Various - Xque - The History, Down By The Riverside - The Million Dollar Quartet - The Legendary Session