If you were to chart the evolution of
Victor Williams's musical career, the chart would look like a tree
with many branches -- some a little shorter, some intertwined with
branches of others. But one thing is for sure, his metaphoric career
"tree " is definitely growing, growing, and growing.
Consider first the list of
the distinguished talents with whom he has performed and/or recorded: Dennis
Thomas, Wil Calhoun
Thompson, Vinx , John
Duke, Anthony Jackson and Bob
Berg, just to name a few. His work with these musicians has
expanded his talent and exposed Victor to a wide variety of people and
settings, from one-room nightspots to the White House.
It was a performance back in
1992 that found him in front of probably his most prominent audience
to date -- President Bill Clinton and his inaugural entourage. Aside
form the distinguished crowd he played to that night, the performance
was taped and aired for the Disney Channel. Victor performed as a
member of the house band with musical director George Duke for artists
Boyz II Men
and Celene Dion.
A strong, emotional player,
Victor captivates audiences with his ability to play rhythmically and
melodically. He skillfully syncopates and anticipates the movement of
the music, while creating a firm foundation for each band member with
whom he plays.
Performing with talents like Dennis
Chambers and Larry Bright, Victor has developed his own
distinctive musical character. Victor's musical approach to percussion,
influenced by percussionists Bill Summers, Don
Alias and Giovanni Hidalgo,
combines African and conga patterns with a touch of jazz and funk, to
project his unique sound.
When Victor is not recording
CD's, he is recording soundtracks for commercials. He has also served
as studio percussionist for Basement
Boys Production and produced the sound effects for the independent
Among the instruments on
which Victor creates his music magic are Pearl’s
Afro Percussion and Sabian
Cymbals, two manufacturers who are proud to sponsor the talents of
the rising star among percussionists.