Wilson Laurencin was born in England to West Indian parents and moved to Canada with his family when he was eleven years old . Growing up Wilson was influenced by many artists like Chick Corea and Weather Report and Clive Zander. Not limiting himself to any specific genre of music made Wilson’s appreciation diverse spanning to include Jazz, R & B, Calypso, Rock and Pop Music. Wilson studied drumming, at the Drummers collective in New York City, where he was exposed to some of the best talent in the world. Wilson was aware of talent around him and took full advantage of the opportunity. Wilson has worked with many great talents like Ben E. King, The Philosopher Kings, John Patitucci, The Dream Warriors, Deborah Cox, The Mighty Sparrow, Rich Little, Dave Koz, Burton Cummings, Richard Marx, and Len.