Karen Williams

Karen Williams

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandRock

It is Rock with a Little Soul and Southern Roots!
For more info:
www.karenwilliamsmusic.com

Biography

Karen Williams says, “When people come to my show, I just want them to feel the music!” She gets a high from looking out into the crowd, and seeing the smiling faces, heads bobbing, and bodies rockin to the music. “It’s such an incredible rush!” For the past few years, Los Angelenos have had Karen all to themselves. Having played in some of LA’s best-known venues such as the Viper room, Key club, House of Blues, and the Hotel Café to name a few, Karen now feels it’s time to spread her wings. She wants to reach out and let people in other cities and towns across the country, “feel the music”.

In 2004, Karen began her journey in Los Angeles as a singer songwriter. After completing a Bachelor of Arts in music at Emory University in Atlanta, She went on to earn a Masters in Music Education at the University of Southern California. It was then that Karen discovered that she got more pleasure from performing music than teaching music. She then studied music theatre for a few years while slowly finding her way as a songwriter. Coming from a classical background, Karen’s music began to develop. With her songwriting she began exploring elements of Jazz, Pop, and Soul, and as her sound was evolving, she was constantly performing. While at that time, she enjoyed the music that she was creating, she still felt, as an artist, she had not found her way.

That all changed in 2008, when Karen fell in love with the music of Lenny Kravitz. This was a whole new world for her to explore and musically, things began to click. Karen changed her direction! Rock & Roll. It was also around this time that she met her lead guitarist, Robbie Angelucci, who introduced her to the other players in her band: bass player Bjorn Fleuren, Drummer Kal Drako, and guitarist Matt Szlachetka. The chemistry with the guys was incredible and the rockin’ sound that was born was amazing. That was when Karen knew she was finally “feeling the music.”

When asked to describe her music, Karen says, “It is Rock with a little soul and southern roots! “

Lyrics

Set Me Free

Written By: Karen Williams and Kenn Scott, Robbie Angelucci

Should have left, you long ago,
try to run, try to leave,
But every time, I think I’m ready
You do something sweet

You take the time, to give your touch,
Make me think you care so much,
For a long long time, you really had me
And everything you wanted to make you happy

If I had known, what I do today,
There’s nothing you could do or say, to make me stay.

Come on and set me free
Set me free

Thought that you, were worth the wait,
That’s why I chose, to tolerate
But things are now, so complicated,
Baby your loves seems, overrated,

If I had known what I do today,
There’s nothing you could do or say to make me stay,

Come on and set me free
Set me free
Baby Set me Free
Set me Free

Round and round, and round I'd go
Wondering if I could, ever walk out that door
Then I’d try to walk, but I’d get stuck,
Cause I still thought deep down that you gave F___shhh!

If I had known what I do today, there’s nothing you could do or say
To make me stay,

Come on Set me free,
Set me free
Baby set free
Set me free (Why don’t cha set me free) (Just set me free) (please baby set me free)

Love Fest

Written By: Karen Williams, Kenneth Scott Troum, Kyle Puccia

It’s Time, It’s time to recognize…

Everybody’s talking about race relations,
Everybody want a fight
But like Michael said, back in the good ole days
It don’t matter if you’re black or white

green eyes, tall brown guys
All beautiful to me
It’s the difference in each other
That’s so lovely to see

Oh, Come walk with me, come and talk to me
don’t be afraid my friend (no, no)
We’re One nation, under god
Let the love fest begin

Chorus:
Are you ready to love (Ready)
Are you ready to live (Ready)
Come together, it’s time to forgive

Are you ready to love (Ready)
Are you ready to live (Ready)
Let’s get ready, it’s time to forgive

Everybody’s hoping for a brand new nation,
Transformation, revelation,
Leaving history behind,
It’s time to free your mind (Be free..)

And reach out, to those who hate
Who isolate, and separate,
Cause Deep within, we’re all the same
Laquisha, Juan and Mary jane

Oh I like coffee, I like tea
I like a white boy and he like me, (what)
So reach out people, cross the lines
Show the world we’re color blind

Chorus:
Are you ready to love (Ready)
Are you ready to live (Ready)
Come together, it’s time to forgive (uh huh, uh huh)

Are you ready to love (Ready)
Are you ready to live (Ready)
Let’s get ready, it’s time to forgive

Are you ready to love,
Ready to live..
Ready to love…

Are you ready to love,
Are you ready to live,
Are you ready to love,
Are you ready to live

Ready to love, (Are you ready)
Ready to live (What we gonna do now)
Ready to hope (I feel the hope, I feel the love)

Together we love,
Together we live (It’s time to come together)
Together we hope and (It’s Time)
We forgive

Discography

Changing Lanes - EP- December 2010

Set List

The set is 1 hour

Original songs:
Lovefest
Set Me Free
Baggage
Fall into the River
Do I...
Angels
So Down
Locked Away
Famous
Say Goodbye
Covers: David Bowie - Fame
( We play about 4 or 5 different covers depending on time. Covers Change with the Venue)