Biography and Press Resources
Biography and Press Resources
“I can count the number of great contemporary singers of pop standards on one hand. Gary Williams is indeed part of the pantheon.” Michael Feinstein
Singer, broadcaster and author Gary Williams has been described as “a true song stylist” by London What’s On and “the UK's leading standard bearer for the supercool era” by the London Evening Standard.
The star of the West End’s “Rat Pack” has performed everywhere from Bestival to Buckingham Palace. He's a favourite with big bands and concert orchestras throughout the world, from the BBC Concert Orchestra to the Melbourne Symphony.
Other work includes performing for The Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace, a tribute to the MGM musicals with the John Wilson Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, performing at Sinatra’s Palm Springs home for the LA Jazz Institute, ‘Winter Wonderland’ at the Royal Albert Hall, ‘A Swingin’ Session’ with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra in Los Angeles, Gloria Hunniford’s ‘Open House’ (with Donny Osmond and Burt Bacharach), the soundtrack for the Warner Bros’ motion picture ‘Mrs Ratcliffe’s Revolution’ and BBC1’s ‘Doctor Who Christmas Special’.
As the author of 'Cabaret Secrets: How to create your own show, travel the world and get paid to do what you love', he's literally written the book on stage craft. The Times called it “a fascinating insider's handbook”.
For BBC Radio 2 Gary wrote and presented The Art of the Crooner, he presents the In Conversation Radio Podcast and the Cabaret Secrets Podcast. He has contributed on Radio 4's consumer program ‘You and Yours’, written and presented a two-hour tribute to show called 'Sinatra, My Hero' for BBC Radio Humberside, broadcast on Christmas day. He presents 'Legends of Las Vegas' - a weekly music program for The Wireless.
In 2017 Gary was profiled in the Sunday Times' Fame and Fortune section. He has been awarded for his charity works with children’s charity When You Wish Upon A Star, the Caron Keating Foundation and the RNLI.
He has recorded three albums at Abbey Road Studios, a Sinatra tribute album which was Jazz FM’s album of the week, and a Nat Cole tribute album with the Ronnie Scott’s house band, prompting Oscar winning lyricist Don Black to say “In a world of Pop Idol mediocrity Gary Williams shines like a dazzling beacon.” Treasure Seeker, his first album as singer/songwriter counts Leslie Bricusse, another Oscar winner, among its fans. He said, “There is a dreamy, easy-going timelessness about the songs, shades of Rodgers and Hart one minute, Antonio Carlos Jobim the next. Songs like these make you want the ghosts of Mel Tormé and Matt Monro to come back and sing them. Until they do, Gary Williams is their worthy guardian.”
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"Gary was terrific. Lovely voice, yes, but a wonderful sense of humour too and he made everyone in the room feel special. It's a brilliant example of how cabaret should be done." Debra Craine, The Times
Click here for the press pack. It links to a Google Drive folder with high resolution photos and more.
Click here to listen to Gary's music on Spotify.
Click here for Gary's YouTube channel.
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