New Orleans based renaissance woman, (and recently nominated Best Female Vocalist of 2017 by OffBeat Magazine) Cole Williams has just announced that she will be performing alongside legendary New Orleans based groups Sunpie and the Louisiana Sunspots and Trapper Keeper during her New Orleans residencies at Marigny Brasserie and The Maple Leaf starting later this month. On Saturday February 17th, Williams will welcome to the Marigny Brasserie stage New Orleans favorites Trapper Keeper as her backup band, where they will perform Williams’ 2016 album, Sin City: The Mixtape. Listen here
On Wednesday, March 14th, as part of her upcoming residency at Maple Leaf Bar, Williams will be performing with notable South Louisiana Zydeco band, Sunpie and the Sunspots as her live band. Williams and Sunpie will also team up during African Rock Saturday on March 31st at her long running Marigny Brasserie residency. For more info be sure to visit www.colewilliamsmusic.com.
“Life is a stage,” says Cole Williams, who is more than just a singer/songwriter/producer/composer. Cole has expanded her repertoire to reflect an increasingly eclectic assortment of creative endeavors. Model, WWOZ New Orleans radio host, community worker, and more. Since moving from her native Brooklyn, Williams has welcomed New Orleans with open arms, taking it’s eclectic spirit as an influence, and leaving her own creative and singular stamp on the city. Blessed with a powerful voice and superlative musical instincts, Cole is forging a “fearlessly original sound that is as eclectic as her outré fashion sense.”
Cole’s stage presence has been likened to Grace Jones with a girl next door flare bends and melds sound breaking traditional genre distinctions, making her a unique musical entity, comfortable singing rock ballads as she is reggae or a blues tracks. Williams studied voice with Ankh Rah Amenhetep (Making the Band) from 2000-2002 to develop her vocal personality, and soon began writing and recording demos in some of NYC’s top studios.