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Tall William is a British multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and entertainer living and writing in Vienna. He was first place winner at the Vienna Songwriting Association 'Michaela Singt!' songwriting competition. His signature vocal performances, wide ranging acoustic styles flowing from blues and pop to folk and rock as well as his addictive sense of humor on stage make him one of the quickest growing must-see songwriters in Vienna.

 

Biography:

Tall William is a British multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and entertainer living and writing in Vienna. He was first place winner at the Vienna Songwriting Association 'Michaela Singt!' songwriting competition. His signature vocal performances, wide ranging acoustic styles flowing from blues and pop to folk and rock as well as his addictive sense of humor on stage make him one of the quickest growing must-see songwriters in Vienna.

Being inspired by a regular serving of Bob Dylan, Syd Barrett, John Lennon and Jarvis Cocker he blends a poetical style worthy of Leonard Cohen with confidently esoteric lyrics akin to Lou Reed.

Born in Scarborough, England Tall William picked up both the guitar and piano aged 12 and as a distraction from homework, began playing Bob Dylan covers. By replacing the lyrics of 'Maggies farm' and 'Subterrainian homesick blues' with formulae and prose quotations Tall William was able to pass his exams and finish high school. At this time he also began writing "stories-to-music" which later matured into his first full original songs.

Tall William moved to Sheffield, England and whilst playing in a number of bands he added drums, bass, accordion and banjo to name but a few to his growing list of talents.

Disinterested in the Rock and Roll scene of North England Tall William now finds inspiration in the vibrant Jazz/Blues driven cafes of Vienna. Creating a unique connection between performer and audience.

Acoustic and electric guitars as well as piano, banjo, harmonica and accordion can be heard throughout the soundscape of Tall William's music accompanying his unmistakable signature vocal performances.


MILESTONES

- 2014 Debut 'Raiser EP' with rotational Austria-wide radio play
- 2014 Winner 'Michaela Singt' Vienna Songwriting Association award
- 2014 Tramlines Festival Performance (UK)
- 2014 Partnered with Road Studios (Album 2016)
- 2015 Winner Volume.at Open Stage Songwriter Competition
- 2015 GRAS Party @WUK (AT)
- 2015 Nova Rock Festival Performance (AT)
- 2015 Ottakringer Brauerei (AT)


RAISER EP TEASER VIDEO


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Debut EP 'Raiser'
Out 20/6/14

Tracklisting:
Keep Pushing
Little Houses
21st Century Blues
Red Shoes
Ticking Clocks

 

 

 

Debut single 'Rattle and Hum'
Self released 20/9/13
UPC 888174277868

Tracklisting:
Rattle and Hum
Circles (B-Side)
Any Moment Now (Home Demo)
Goodnight Mr. Bear (Bonus)


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