Blake Williams - at only 20 years of age, has been on national TV, released his debut EP, NEWS, has played The Metro Theatre & The Factory Theatre, supported legendary bands such as 'The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus', 'The Radiators' & 'Mental As Anything', and on top of all of that, he has nearly 10 years of experience in the music industry.
In 2017, Blake teamed up with friends (and fellow musician), Jordan Wouters, to create the Alternative Pop duo, PHANTOMS & THIEVES. By the end of the year, they had released 2 original songs ('Bad Weather' & 'Minus Me') as well as a cover of John Lennon's iconic 'Happy Xmas (War is Over)'.
In early 2018, Blake began working on solo music that tied back to his roots of 70's and 80's rock & roll! Soon after, he released his debut single, THE BALLAD OF BLAZE BARRETT. It was met with a great online reception, with thousands of streams in the songs opening week. Shortly after, he released his follow-up single, LOVAN, was an even bigger accomplishment, receiving over 10,000 streams in it's opening week!
Blake suffers from anxiety and depression, and these 2 songs provided an outlet for him to express himself, as well as raising the issues of mental health to the audience he has built. When talking about 'Lovan', Blake stated "...this song contains the most important lyrics that I have ever written, as I dove into a deep part of myself that I wanted to pretend didn't exist. This is who I am as a human being, and it's not always happy."
In late 2018, Blake Williams accomplished possibly the 2 biggest things of his career to that point, releasing his debut EP, and performing on national television! In August, Williams released his first solo EP, 'News', which included the two previously mentioned singles, as well as 2 newly recorded tracks ('Find My Own Way' and 'Letter to My Loved One'). 'News' was met with an overwhelming online reception, and is still listened to by fans today.
2 months later, Blake appeared on Seven Network's brand new show, ALL TOGETHER NOW. He performed a cover of Jimmy Eat World's 'The Middle' to another great reaction, and the online replay of his performance was viewed nearly 20,000 times!
In 2019, Blake Williams will be releasing his newest single, closing the 'News Era' and beginning a new chapter in his career. This bright young star is just beginning his journey, so make sure you're there to see it before the rest of the world.