William Delray

William Delray

BandFolkSinger/Songwriter

Biography

William Delray is a singer and songwriter. Throughout high school Delray played many instruments; considering himself a “buffet musician”. He had a lot to choose from, and knew the basics of most instruments he picked up. His songs have always been recorded on inexpensive equipment because he likes it that way- dollar store microphones, four tracks and old tape recorders put him in a good mood. The songs have been sad and minimal but heart-warming and gut-wrenching because he doesn’t like to make a “flowery muddle of a sad song.”

Delray's passion is writing and playing. He doesn’t expect much from his music because he just loves to write songs and will always turn to a pen and paper to express what he otherwise has no idea how to.

William Delray is a minimalist artist but his music is anything but simple. The straightforward nature of the songs let you listen without any distraction from over production, with little repetition. The voice and guitar solos in ‘Another Song’ and ‘Afternoon’ are reminiscent of Rufus Wainwright and his breathy strain for the higher notes. While they can toe the line of percussion oriented group Tilly & the Wall on tracks like ‘What They Did,’ it’s the writing that remains central to the songs.

William Delray has performed frequently at the Cloak and Dagger and the Cameron House. He has just started booking more shows outside of the GTA and looks forward to the possibility of a full-length album.