name is Jon S Williams and I am a singer/songwriter/guitarist from Melbourne. I
was born in Launceston February 26, 1965. I spent my childhood in St Kilda and
Hobart, my teenage years in Canberra, New Haven and Dallas before moving back
to Melbourne in 1984. I’ve been in Melbourne ever since, apart from a stint in
Texas in 1987. I wrote my 1st song on my 1st guitar when
I was 16.
Heavy Meditation is a culmination of
reconnections and consolidations. Recorded at SoundPark with the full band live
on Wednesday 20 January 2016. Idge (Engineer/Drums) and I then added further
instrumentation and vocals the next day, followed by 2 mixing sessions.
Mastered with Finn Keane at HeadGap. This is the 1st time I have
played and recorded together with both Jeremy Gronow (Guitar) and Andy
Papadopoulos (Bass) since we played in a band together in 1988; a real delight.
I’ve been recording with Idge for 10 years, and this was another chance to
rehearse, demo, rearrange, pre- and co-produce and spend creative time in the
studio together. It was wonderful to get the driving energy of Mark McCartney
(Guitar) on-board, as well as David Storen (Guitar) to further explode the
sound. Idge’s brother John worked the tape machine on the day of recording and
Daniel Cachia filmed it. Raja Gupta provided the artwork. I wrote all the songs
except for: Poor Ned (Trevor Lucas). www.jonswilliams.org
Monday night residency @ Cherry Bar, ACDC Lane, Melbourne CBD. Onstage 8:00-8:30pm
"Jon S Williams doesn't need permission to be an artist. His creative, and energetic Art Brut attack is a constant highlight. We celebrate this local hero."