William White

William White

 Bern, Bern, CHE
BandWorldReggae

PRESS: "William White is considered an important and established Act in the Swiss music scene. With his melodious songs filled with strong messages - it's about love, freedom, justice and respect. As once Bob Dylan, Neil Young or Bob Marley, William White strives to make the content of his music his priority, without sacrificing any quality. William White and his band are one of the best live acts in the country!"(Various Press 2012)

Biography

WIlliam White is an Independent Musician from Barbados currently living in Switzerland.
He was born on the 15th of June 1972 on a small farm in the hills overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, on the Island of Barbados. Mom loved Beethoven ... Dad loved quiet ...
William loved to sing. It was the time when a ride through the country roads would be filled with music;
Bob Marley and the Wailers booming at the rum shop on the corner, Marvin Gaye out of the window of the house a little further on, Sam Cooke, then Curtis Mayfield. The old folks were listening to Nat King Cole, Harry Belafonte, Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers, and a Church Congregation could get louder than anybody’s HiFi. Music was everywhere and although he didn’t quite understand what it meant yet, William was hooked … Now the name William White is well known on the biggest stages in Switzerland.

His songs carry a message of love for music, and a yearning for peace.

His own mix of reggae, funk, soul and folk has won him many fans and a solid radio status nationwide.
The eight piece band „William White and The Emergency“ have played stages in Switzerland as well as Germany, Austria, France, Holland and Italy.

FREEDOM (2011)
On the 3 of June 2011, William White's 3rd Album FREEDOM was successfully released in Switzerland, independently and entered at N07 the Top10 Swiss Album Charts. This 3rd Opus was entirely written, produced and recorded by William White in "The Wagon". A 100 year old Circus Wagon, which was completely restored by William White in 2009/2010. (See photos on website). The singles "How can I be Free", "Soul Rider" and "Sailing" enjoyed nationwide radio airplay...
Info: Summer 2011, William White and his 8tet performed at the well-known Paléo Fesitival, MAINSTAGE, Rock Oz'Arènes (Mainstage), Star of Sounds and many others...

Other Highlights: William White's solo appearances as supporting act for Ben Harper in Geneva and Basel, Xavier Rudd in Zurich, Gabriel Rios in Paris and Amsterdam, Archive in Winterthur, John Butler Trio in Zurich, Shivaree in Zurich and recently Simple Minds BEA Expo Bern, or opening with his 8tet for Ziggy Marley in Lugano, Tessin. (We had to turn down a few opening Act because of our own tours: Tracy Chapman, Bob Dylan and Counting Crows!)

PRESS: "William White is considered an important and established Act in the Swiss music scene. With his melodious songs filled with strong messages - it's about love, freedom, justice and respect. As once Bob Dylan, Neil Young or Bob Marley, William White strives to make the content of his music his priority, without sacrificing any quality. William White and his band are one of the best live acts in the country!"(Various Press 2012)

Discography

Other Albums: EVOLUTION (2008) / UNDONE (2005)