“Expect to see and hear a lot more from this man with the voice of an angel” Billboard Magazine
“Marlon Williams is currently the finest in his field” The Music
“Williams picks his marks and hits them…captivating” Rolling Stone
Marlon Williams is an award winning singer-songwriter from town of Lyttelton, New Zealand.
He released his debut solo album to critical acclaim in April, charting at 4 in New Zealand, and 31 in Australia in its opening week. The album has been called “captivating” by Rolling Stone, “a revelation” by Metro Magazine and “wonderfully accomplished” by the New Zealand Herald in a 5-star review.
Williams will spend 2015 touring the album in Australia and NZ, acting in several film and TV roles, and setting up the release of Marlon Williams internationally with multiple tours of UK/Europe and North America, including performances at Winnipeg & Vancouver Folk Festivals.
With one of the purest voices in modern music, and the charisma and individuality to match it, the world is about to discover Marlon Williams.
Marlon Williams grew up singing in the Christchurch cathedral choir, before his punk rock dad turned him onto country music in his teens.
He founded The Unfaithful Ways at 17, with his high school friends and their science teacher, and quickly gained national attention, playing the Big Day Out, touring with Band of Horses and Justin Townes Earle, and picking up a Critics Choice award nomination at the 2011 New Zealand Music Awards for their debut album Free Rein.
Williams met acclaimed country singer Delaney Davidson in 2011, and the pair began performing as a duo. Over two years they released three volumes of the series, Sad But True: The Secret History Of Country Music Songwriting, garnering critical acclaim, including the New Zealand country song and country album of the year in 2013.
Relocating to Melbourne in mid-2013, Williams began performing solo around town and built a cult following playing a residency at local venue the Yarra Hotel. The buzz built nationally in 2014, with major festival and television appearances leading to sold out tours of Australia and New Zealand.
He released his debut solo album in April 2015 to critical acclaim, and will spend the year touring internationally alongside film and TV appearances.