"Life is a stage," says Cole Williams, host of Tuesday WWOZ New Orleans Music Show, African Rock innovator, and 2017 French Quarter, Freret Street and Congo Square Rhythm Festival & 2016 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival performer, with the authority of a seasoned artist, entrepreneur and educator. More than a singer/songwriter/producer/ composer, Cole has expanded her repertoire to reflect an increasingly eclectic assortment of creative endeavors. 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 Williams' 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.
Cole's vocal stylings are featured on “Curry Chicken” (Joey Bada$$) , “Peaches N Herb” (premiered by Wax Poetics), "Stand Tall” (premiered by Offbeat Magazine), "Ray Charles" (Chiddy Bang) - commercials such as CoverGirl, JC Penny, Suave Professionals, .
In addition, she has contributed background vocals for Aloe Blac, Little Jackie, Lisa Lisa and The Cult Jam, Diane Birch, and Cole's velvet presence is felt with Somi, Kaissa, Dana Fuchs, Neurotic Drum Band. and the Pimps Of Joytime..
William's vocal performances have been featured on television shows as prominent as Conan, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Good Morning America, The Wendy Williams Show, The Jools Holland Show, The Craig Ferguson Show, WWL4 Morning Show, Live With Kelly & Michael, 90210, and The Today Show.
Her latest album “Sin City, the mixtape” is carried at Louisiana Music Factory in New Orleans, itunes, amazon, and all digital retailers.
Photographer: Justin Lacamita
Wrist Candi: 2017 Warrior Collection by LeHouseofcole