2 May 2015

Local vocal virtuoso, Marlon Williams

Marlon Williams photo by Justyn Strother

Marlon Williams first came to the attention of local music fans as the lead singer of Lyttelton country band The Unfaithful Ways around 2008, and he’s been the honey-voiced young buck alongside Delaney Davidson’s gravel-worn stallion for three albums of country songs. 

Now resident in Melbourne, the 24-year-old has just released his self-titled solo debut, a diverse showcase of different styles, from country ballads, to lush 60s pop.

Kirsten Johnstone speaks to Marlon Williams about his early influences and inspiration.

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Music Details

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Song: The Tracks Of My Tears
Composer: Robinson/Moore/Tarplin
Album: 18 Greatest
Label: Motown

Artist: The Beatles/George Martin
Song: Sea Of Holes
Composer: Martin
Album: Yellow Submarin
Label: Parlophone

Artist: The Children Of Ngāti Porou
Song:
Composer:
Album: Manu Waiata vol 2 - Contemporary collection of Ngati Porou music
Label: Manu Waiata

Artist: Chirstchurch Cathedral Choir
Song: Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis
Composer:
Album: Catherdral Favourites
Label: Treehouse

Artist: Gram Parsons
Song: Hearts On Fire
Composer: Parsons
Album: The Gram Parsons Anthology
Label: Rhino

Artist: Marlon Williams
Song: Lost Without You
Composer: Teddy Randazzo, Billy Barberis
Album: Marlon Williams
Label: Liberation

Artist: Marlon Williams
Song: When I Was a Young Girl:
Composer: trad arr. Marlon Williams
Album: Marlon Williams
Label: Liberation

Artist: Marlon Williams
Song: After All
Composer: Williams
Album: Marlon Williams
Label: Liberation

Artist: Marlon Williams
Song: Hello Miss Lonesome
Composer: Williams
Album: Marlon Williams
Label: Liberation

Artist: Marlon Williams
Song: Lonely Side of Her
Composer: Williams
Album: Marlon Williams
Label: Liberation