MP3 Alan Williamson - Across Angry Skies
The long awaited debut album from guitarist/composer Alan Williamson. This album is one of the most outstanding albums a single musician has achieved. The use of melody and instruments and outstanding guitar playing make this album a MUST.
10 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Progressive Rock, METAL: Progressive Metal
The United Kingdom''s hidden gem, Alan Williamson, has devoted his life and career as a musician. After picking up the guitar at age 11, his road to become an instrumental phenomenon was first inspired by his fathers love for the musical group The Shadows. From that time forward Alan has furthered his playing ability and musical knowledge while being influenced by some of yesterday and today''s great rock musicians.
Alan has been playing, performing and recording as a musician for over 16 years. His music is best described as progressive instrumental rock; which combines a multitude of elements that pulls from various styles of modern and classical music. Alan best states his musical direction, "I want to have a slight change to the many styles that are around at the moment. There are many great players in the limelight but not many of them seem to be able to write a good background for a song or piece. This is where I wanted to fill that gap and to be original and sometimes unorthodox, to constantly use my imagination and to use everyday topics and subjects to fulfill my musical desires. These are the main ingredients for becoming a good songwriter or musician."
At the present Alan is in the process of writing and recording his follow-up full length CD to his most recent release "Another Kind of World." Alan is highly trained in electric, classical and acoustic guitar styles and is set to take monumental steps forward on his latest recorded works. Alan''s goal is to incorporate thematic overtones that will draw the listener into the musical landscape of each new song. Creating these vivid musical journeys, Alan lays out his work, as if on a canvas, where he can paint his musical portrait for all to hear and visualize these thematic landscapes.
Alan''s career achievement highlights includes joining the staff at the online music magazine, Hardrock Haven, as a contributing writer for guitar lessons in 2003. Alan achieved qualifications in the music business and as a recording engineer. He teaches students privately at Schools, Seminars & Workshops and at the Williamsons Music Studio, UK and gives lectures on music. As a member of the Musicians Union he offers the best in tuition, session playing and performing. In 2001 Alan was voted one of the best newcomers in the Dutch progressive rock magazine, DPR.
Over the course of his career he has recorded several promotional CDs highlighting his unique electric and acoustic guitar style. Each release features the exploratory and experimental nature that can best described as the visionary work of Alan Williamson. On his most recent works "Another Kind of World" and "Acoustical Horizons" we are treated to diverse musical textures as Alan incorporates the ambient sounds of keyboards and layered guitars and beautiful acoustic melodies. His next CD release, titled "Across Angry Skies"," is set again to raise the bar for this most talented musician.