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Williams Wins 'em Over

Williams Wins 'em Over

Who: Greg Williams
Where: Windale - Gateshead Bowling Club
When: Friday October 2, 1998

TAMWORTH singer-guitarist GREG WILLIAMS worked as a farmer in Townsville before packing up and heading to the home of Australian country music in 1993.

Since then Williams, performing at Windale-Gateshead Bowling Club, on Friday, has performed in NSW, Queensland, Victoria and has been to Tasmania three times this year alone.

'In this business if you don't get out there and hustle a bit you'll be sitting at home considering looking for a day job,' Williams said.

The full-time professional singer and entertainer who 'sings anything from a heart-wrenching ballad to a gut-tearing rocker' promises to 'leave audiences smiling'.

Playing 'loud or soft' Williams boasts that he can 'suss' out what an audience wants to hear, thanks to a selection of popular songs 'from many styles and eras'.

'I play a fair bit of 1950s to 1970s rock and roll, but for the crowd at Windale-Gateshead, country's what they want,' he said.

'But there's a few there who like a bit of a jive, and they can dance too!'

Williams, who plays every six weeks at the club, is particularly impressed with the live venue.

'It's got a really good sound there and you don't get that just anywhere,' he said.

Williams also plays at Kurri Kurri and is looking to perform in Weston next year.

With his wireless microphone and guitar Williams comes into close contact with his audiences, playing live guitar over sophisticated computer-based programming.

This year Williams played 20 gigs in 10 days at the Tamworth Country Music Festival, working at the Hog's Breath Cafe and the Good Companions Hotel and RSL.

He also won the K-Mart Jazzer Memorial Talent Quest for the fourth year, and played drums for BILL CHAMBERS HANK WILLIAMS TRIBUTE SHOW and SLIM NEWTON. This year he made his first appearance at the Launceston Country Music Festival, Tasmania, where he will return next month.

KEEP THE DREAM ALIVE, the second single from his album IT'S ABOUT TIME, which is in its second pressing, has received air play on WIN TV in Hobart. TE

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