Visions of Natalie Williams
Born in England during the heyday of The Police, Natalie Williams was soon to move to Switzerland where she grew up. From her earliest years her home was filled with a wide range of music including such artists as Queen, Tina Turner, Sting and Phil Collins, all of whom inspired her and kindled in her the flame of artistry. She began her career accompanying the playback ...of female singers with the help of a colourful Fisher- Price microphone, little knowing that she would someday take on the lead role and with a rather less colourful Neumann. At the tender age of eight she received classical woodwind tuition on the common Recorder and progressed to the baroque Recorder. This training developed her excellent ear for music and laid the foundations of pitch, timbre, timing and harmony. Disciplines that she would need later on. She made her debut as a singer at the age of twelve with a local band. A few years later she featured in a Gospel choir which strengthened her resolve to become a vocalist. During her early teens she experimented with just about every kind of music and together with some friends she spent countless hours in practise rooms, on assorted equipment, Rapping, Scratching and Hip-hopping her way forward. A brief but nonetheless important part in her musical development was the excursion into the world of Punk and Rock music where, together with a number of likeminded mid-teens enthusiasts, she would spend some time structurally testing an air raid shelter. From her point of view a less than profitable period in terms of vocal technique but, of great value with respect to song writing and performance. It was at around that time that she recognised the need to take professional voice tuition and underwent extensive training in how to breathe and widen her vocal capabilities. After a short break from the world of music and now a young adult, she was encouraged by a DJ and friend of hers to step up to the microphone once again and record some Jingles for him. This led to her recording a series of songs for the club scene and immersing herself in the world of House and RnB. Although now firmly on the back burner while she concentrated on her professional career, her passion for music stayed with her and after three years she went to live and complete her studies in Ireland. It was around that time that she was engaged as lead singer for a 70’s style Funk band. Having established her own particular work life balance, she started to experiment with computer based music and developed her first compositions. She approached the publishers with them and was put under contract by WAM Productions. There now followed the long road to producing and developing the final product in the studios and supported by Unique Records the album VISIONS Vol. 1 which has been released 2007. A special blend of House and Chill out rhythms to delight the listener. Natalie has completed her second Album VISIONS Volume 2 in April 2011 which has been arranged and mastered at Shelter Studios in Switzerland. Copyright © 2007 Natalie Williams. All rights reserved.