I’m Alex Williams! I’m a 23 year old musician from Haymarket, Virginia! Born in Seoul, South Korea to a military family, I have spent life moving all around the world and United States. Growing up in church and in a family of players, music has always been my passion and to this day I strive to become a better musician!
I began playing drums at age 3, followed by Alto and Tenor saxophone at age 11. At age 13, after meeting B.B. King and his band after a concert in Germany, I received my first guitar that Christmas and it instantly took over. Inspired by greats such as John Mayer, Robben Ford, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Johnson, and Earth Wind & Fire, my sound has been molded to a unique blend of Soul, R&B, Blues and Rock!
In high school, my band ‘Emotions’ was selected as one of the Top 48 Teen Bands in the United States by NAMM. A student of Airmen of Note guitarist Rick Whitehead, I attended the Berklee Five-Week Program in 2010. At the age of 18, I began attending Berklee College of Music as a Professional Music Major with a focus on Music Business, Marketing and Entrepreneurship. I completed Berklee College of Music in Fall 2016 with a degree in Professional Music with a focus on Guitar Performance and Music Business/Marketing.
In addition to performing, I also have a huge passion for inspiring, coaching and educating young musicians that also have a desire to play music and create! I teach private lessons on guitar, bass and drums as well as coach Contemporary Music Center’s annual Summer Rock Camps which form young bands and provide them the opportunity to jam, rehearse and perform!
I currently perform with Hollyn of Gotee Records and Mr. Talkbox ('24K Magic' - Bruno Mars, 'Loyalty' - Kendrick Lamar). I also have performed with Anthem Lights, Chris McClarney, Ryan Stevenson, Bel-Ami Music of Houston, Texas, and Natasha Pheko.
I am proudly endorsed by Paul Reed Smith Guitars, Ernie Ball/Music Man, Vemuram Effects, Gravity Guitar Picks, LovePedal Custom Effects, 64 Audio, Covenant Cables, and Everlasting Cases! Nothing better!
PHOTO: Caleb Cook
Currently touring with Mr. Talkbox and Hollyn of Gotee Records. I have played with artists: Miguel, Mr. Talkbox, Chris McClarney of Jesus Culture, Riley Clemmons, Anthem Lights, Ryan Stevenson, Tomo Fujita, Jill Scott, Thaddeus Hogarth, comedian & musician ‘Sinbad’, Ronnie Earl, Kevin Ross, Steve Grand, Jon Baptiste and opened for Dwele, Angie Stone, Bilal and Mint Condition!
PHOTO: Caleb Cook