Born in Bourke, NSW, William grew up in the western country of New South Wales, forming in him a heart that feels and eyes that see the plains, trees and red dust stained skies of outback Australia as songs and stories. Early musical influences varied from his father’s love of 80s rock bands to his mother’s introduction to Elvis Presley and Nat King Cole. But it was the songs of country singers and folk singers such as Tex Morton, Woody Guthrie, Buddy Williams, Jimmie Rodgers and Hank Williams as heard on radio and through local elders that Williams family were close with that came through in the end. Though William’s family relocated to the Mallee country of North West Victoria when he was a young teenager, he maintained an intense physical and spiritual connection with the land of red dirt that he first came from.
Over the last few years, 22 year old William has played many concerts in cities, towns, bars and halls. Playing concerts and festivals across the country has gained many loyal fans and friends who encourage and inspire him. William plans to tour the country sharing his new record with people in 2019 once the harvest at the organic garlic farm where he works has ended.