The performances of William White, who grew up in Barbados, are bursting with energy. He is a gifted songwriter and singer, but the messages in the songs are just as important to him as strong melodies and driving grooves.
You can hear his Caribbean roots in William White's music. It is described as a mixture of soul, funk & reggae. Since Jack Johnson had made his international breakthrough, the Swiss realized that they already had this sound in their own country with William White, a Swiss by choice who comes from Barbados. Since then, William White has been considered a force to be reckoned with in the Swiss musical landscape. His strong, melodic songs are as much message as music. It's about love, freedom, justice and respect. The songs are called "Sweet Love, "Peace, " Freedom, "How Can I Be Free", "Evolution" or "Soulrider". They stick and describe a way of life. He sees them as a way to wake up and move. His albums climb the top ten charts. But William White is not concerned with chart positions. Like Bob Dylan, Neil Young or Bob Marley, he strives to put the content of his music in the foreground without sacrificing quality. William White is considered one of the best live acts in the country. It's no coincidence that he was one of the few CH acts to play on the main stage of the legendary Paléo Festival in Nyon and that his last album "Open Country" started at number 2 in the album charts. With his latest single "Light", William White shows that he also knows how to present his songs in today's zeitgeist.
William White: lead vocals, acoustic guitar
Peter Finc: Drums, Guitar, Vocals and more
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