Bio

 

 

British guitarist Paul Williams has enjoyed a varied career in the music industry, with over 15 years experience.  A dynamic and versatile musician, he is able to deliver what is demanded by the ever changing role of a modern performer.  Paul is presently working as a session muscian with various original artists as well as writing from his home studio.  On top of this, he enjoys sharing his experience with his students in one to one classes at Wellington College.  The rest of the diary is filled playing for some of the UK's top professional bands.

Highlights of the past few years have included performances with Funk / Soul legend Pee Wee Ellis, the critically acclaimed Carleen Anderson, Singer Songwriter Marcella Detroit, and an appearance at Buckingham Palace for the Queen's Coronation Festival.  Paul is presently excited to be working with rising uk artist Fable, as well as regular live dates with Lizzie Deane,Martin Bell, Jason Lee, Fil Straughan, The Allstars, Strong Sensation, Soulstar, and 21st Century Riot.

Notable live performances from the past few years include:  UK tours with Pete du Pon, including support for Amy Macdonald, Thea Gilmore, and Sparks, appearances at the Cannes film festival and 'Live from Abbey Road'. UK dates with the James Taylor Quartet. European Promotional Tour with Katrina Leskanich (Katrina And The Waves).

In the Studio, Paul has worked alongside a wide range of musicians and producers, including John Martyn, Eliza Doolittle, Wiley, Jake Gosling, Amy Winehouse, George Anderson (Shakatak), Craigie Dodds, Katrina Leskanich (Katrina And The Waves), Izzi Dunn, Basheba, Dean James, Pete du Pon, Alaska Lyle, and Fil Straughan.

Paul co-wrote the track "If She Loves Me Not" for Craig Ogden's 2010 #1 debut album "The Guitarist".  The Album has since gone on to receive a nomination for 'Best Classical Album' at the Classic Brit Awards 2011.

 

ethos:

    "The things I strive for are great tone, dynamic performance, great attitude, diligent preparation and of course good time keeping! Having said that I'm always looking to improve, so I practice hard and always welcome advice."