Mike Williams is a Raleigh, NC based singer / songwriter.
His influences include the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Klaatu, Collective Soul and many other bands and artists.
He has been writing music since the late 1970s.
During the 1980s Mike was marketing his music to secure a recording contract and/or publishing deal.
In the 1990s, after becoming disenchanted with the formulaic approach record labels were insisting on, he and his brother, wrote and recorded original music at his brother’s home based 4 track studio.
After a 10 year break from recording, Mike decided in 2011 to record his debut album Leaving Dystopia.
Dystopia was released in February 2013 and is still widely listened to throughout the world. Mike’s new album, Hollow Moon, was release On February 27, 2018. The album contains 8 brand new songs.
The single from Hollow Moon, Black Sheep, was released on January 19, 2018 and available now on iTunes, Amazon and many other stores. Mike’s unique style coupled with his fusion of influences shine through in this refreshing and relevant collection of songs which he hopes will help awaken your inner spirit. Enjoy!
Hollow Moon is a gem. A throw back to when music communicated a relevant message. With a lean and clean production, ‘Hollow Moon’, like Williams’ previous album ‘Leaving Dystopia’ is another shot at awakening the masses to the dysfunction of the world. Yes, the Beatles influence is there but in a subtle and unique way. On tracks like “The Machine” there is a Pink Floyd vibe. The rocker “Black Sheep” is a flat out great blues tune and the Beatles influence shines bright with ‘Sweet Blue Eyes’. The entire album is unique and well crafted. Lyrically the message is powerful and relevant with Williams unabashedly making a case for more truth, peace and love in the world. “Hollow Moon” is a fine example of what artists can turn out when they are not bound by the formulaic rules of the main stream music industry. This is a fine album. Fab Four fans – you’ll enjoy it