Welsh songsmith, raconteur and occasional clog dancer
I have known Huw since his Huw and Tony days, and long admired his songwriting. Everyone knows him for 'Rosemary's Sister' but he has a tremendous fund of intelligent songs from 'We stayed Awake' to 'I can Jump Puddles'. Huw and Tony toured relentlessly and when they retired from the road they left a huge hole behind them.
Now, at last, Huw is available for solo gigs with his guitar, his bucket full of songs, and his trademark drollery.
"I had never seen Huw before and really enjoyed his show last night as did everyone in the room. A proper entertainer!!" - Pete Thompson Northwich Folk Club, October 2023
Huw Williams began his professional career as a singer songwriter. He toured and recorded as part of the duo Huw and Tony Williams, whose songs were covered by many other artists in the USA and Europe, including Fairport Convention whose version of Summer Before the War and Simon Nicol’s version of Rosemary’s Sister brought him to a much wider audience. He has also worked as a broadcaster producing and presenting programs for BBC in the UK.
Huw will be doing some shows with talented bass player Ben Tunnicliffe. At the moment they just have a loose arrangement in that Ben does what gigs he can when he can. It seems to be working out well and might become a regular thing in the future. Watch this space.
You can book Huw’s one man show- Birth of an Accidental Musician featuring foot tapping melodies, deeply moving songs and hilarious humour. Join Huw as he tells you the story of how a woman working in the dole office accidentally changed his life, how he wrote a song about a train that he still doesn’t understand and why £2,000 mysteriously turned up in his bank account.
‘Well-crafted and finely-honed songs, each one an absolute belter. Many songwriters could take a lesson from his brilliant chord progressions and his thoughtful and entertaining lyrics, but his magic touch just about seals it and cajoles the listening public to come back for more – and more and more.’ - Folk Wales
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