Mike Williams is a Raleigh, NC based singer/songwriter. His influences include the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Klaatu, Collective Soul, and many other bands and artists. He has been writing original music since the late 1970s. During the 1980s, Mike actively marketed his music in pursuit of a recording contract or publishing deal. In the 1990s, after becoming disenchanted with the formulaic approach record labels were insisting on, he and his brother, wrote and recorded original music at their 4 track home studio in Maryland.
In 2011, after a 10-year break from recording, Mike decided to write and record his debut album Leaving Dystopia. Dystopia was released in February 2013 and continues to be widely listened to across the world.
Mike released his follow-up album, Hollow Moon, on February 27, 2018. The album contains 8 original songs including the popular single, Black Sheep, which is available on iTunes, Amazon, and many other online stores and streaming sites.
Mike’s unique style coupled with his fusion of influences shine through in his refreshing and relevant collection of songs which he hopes will help awaken your inner spirit. Enjoy!
“Leaving Dystopia, Hollow Moon, and now the singles ‘Breathe’ and ‘Rainy Day’ are gems. A throwback to when music communicated a relevant message. With a lean and clean production, ‘Leaving Dystopia’ and ‘Hollow Moon’ is about awakening the masses to the dysfunctional and controlling world we find all around us. Yes, the Beatle’s influence is there throughout but in a subtle and unique way. Lyrically the message is powerful and relevant with Williams unabashedly making a case for more truth, peace, and love in the world. Both albums are a fine example of what Indie artists can turn out. The music is thoroughly enjoyable.”