Artist info


Rock, Roots

band members

David Williams - Guitar and Vocals Musicians who performed on my EP - This Town Craig Marshalsey - Bass Donovan Gall - Drums/Percussion



David Williams is a guitarist, singer/songwriter from Canberra, Australia
He has been playing guitar from the age of fourteen and is now fifty-nine years old
David has performed (on and off) in a number of local bands around Canberra region since the late 1970’s

David plays acoustic, electric and resonator guitars

[Musical Inspirations]:

As a guitar player David has been influenced and inspired by many others across a wide selection through a diversity of styles and musical genre: Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Peter Green, BB King, Frank Zappa, Dave Gilmour, Johnny Winter, George Benson, Hank Marvin, Carlos Santana, Wes Montgomery, Django Rheinhardt, Chet Atkins, Ry Cooder, Roy Buchanan, Mark Knopfler, Larry Carlton, Steve Lukather, Joe Satriani, Eddie Van Halen, Richie Blackmore, and Al Dimeola to name just a few.

[Career Highlights]:

• Performing at a high school performing in the school band/orchestra for a production of Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat(1976);

• In a local band called Zebedee, performing at an event in the Great Hall at Parliament House, Canberra on the same billing as legendary Australian jazz musician James Morrison and his band (2003);

• Performing to a former Australian Prime Minister with former members of the band Barrocca-Bye Babies (2012);

• Performing as the duo Candy & Dave at a charity event for the Bosom Buddies organisation;

• Performing live to air with Jessica Shepherd (Texas,USA), on ABC 666 Radio Canberra(2005);

• With members of former local band West Texas Crude - performing live to air as part of the Exhumed competition at ABC 666 Radio Canberra (2013);

• As a former member of the (now defunct) Marji Curran Band - performing twice at the Bay of Islands Blues and Jazz Festival(2013&2017), Paihia, New Zealand; twice at the Great Southern Blues Festival Narooma(2013&2014); the Mitchell Creek Rock and Blues Festival(2015); the Gundaroo Music Festival; the Thredbo Blues Festival(2018); the Goulburn Blues Festival(2018); the inaugural Untapped Festival (2018) at the George Harcourt Inn (2018); the Canberra Blues Society as hosting band at the Monthly Jam, and on International Blues Music Day; support act for legendary bluesrock guitarist Kevin Borich (twice); and recording guitar parts on the Marji Curran EP “Between the Devil and The Deep Blue Sea” (released 2017)

• Composing, creating and recording the music score for a short film -
The Surveyors (2016)

[Quirky, funny, or gimmicky things about my music]:

At times and in certain circumstances with the right conditions during live performance David has been inclined to spontaneously launch into guitar instrumental renditions of Chicken Dance, The Pink Panther theme, Peter Gunn, and/or Tequila

David has at times been referred to as “the beast”, or “animal” by a number of fellow musicians

David's recent EP - This Town - is available online at Spotify -

Also on Apple Music -

The EP was recorded, engineered and produced at "The Studio"
by David Pendragon, with assistant engineer Jack Buchanan.

Musicians performing on the EP are:

David Williams - guitars, harmonica, vocals

Craig Marshalsey
(Chesterfield Band
Marji Curran Band;
Cub Callloway & The Revolutionnaires - Bass

Donovan Gall
(Marji Curran Band
The Bodies - Drums/Percussion

In August 2019 Canberra Community Radio 2XXFM Local'N'Live program selected one of the tracks from the EP "as their "track of the week".

Tracks from the EP were also aired by Tony Jaggers on his radio show "Mojos and Jellyrolls" on 2EAR FM Eurobodalla Access Radio,
107.5 & 102.9, Moruya, NSW

David has recently performed in an acoustic duo "Williams / Montgomery-Wilcox" with long time friend and musician James Montgomery-Wilcox (Get Downs, Feldons