David Roy Williams, founder of Shock Records and Entertainment, announces today the formation of his new music group, appropriately called David Roy Williams Music.
Since leaving Shock at the end of 2011 Williams has been developing a new range of businesses with a predominant focus on live music. Recent international tours by artists as diverse as Machine Head, Seether, Opeth & Shaggy, have seen the touring arm expand to new levels and Williams is now pulling the various threads together with a view to knitting a nice warm jumper or building a new entertainment conglomerate.
Says Williams, “There’s a lot of uncertainty about the future of the music business but the pessimists have got it wrong – Anarchy is cool! …and right now is an incredibly exciting time to be in the music biz. There’s amazing new music, Australian artists are seeing unprecedented success and recognition internationally, and everything is changing – what a great time to get involved and be a part of those changes!”
David Roy Williams Music consists of:
Tombowler – (Touring) Over 50 international artist tours under the belt and no sign of letting up. Upcoming tours include former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach, German power metal legends Helloween, alt-rock hit machine Lifehouse and kickass rockers Hellyeah!
Capgun Kids – (Record Label) The launching pad for Kingswood and more recently the super burbs rock of The Vanns.
Public Opinion Music – (Record Label) Recent albums include Australian only releases by Yngwie Malmsteen & Adrian Belew’s King Crimson offshoot The Crimson ProjeKCt.
Breakaway – (Record Label) They Might Be Giants latest album, ‘Glean’, features the Australian only bonus CD of Flood live in Australia!
Other – film music supervision, sync, merch, music publishing, recording studio… Making David Roy Williams Music a one-stop shop.
With an eager team comprised of Kirstie Vallily and Isabel Bearlin, David Roy Williams Music is ready to launch this exciting new chapter with a busy second half of the year already underway.