DENNIS WILLIAMS is a Guitarist and Composer from Toronto Ontario, Canada. Inspired by the likes of Joe Satriani, George Lynch, Eddie Van Halen, Steve Stevens, Al Di Meola, Andy Timmons, John Petrucci and Carlos Santana.
His style ranges from straight ahead Rock, Surfer Rock, Metal, Progressive Rock, Flamenco, Classical and Blues. Combining the wide range of influence and styles that Williams comes from is often times met with varied degree's of success, Williams pulls it off effortlessly, creating his own unique sound and style.
While many would argue the finer points on guitar greatness, is it speed, technique, flash or feel that makes a great guitarist? Williams answer is simple
" Eddie Van Halen said it best...If it sounds good, it is good." End of discussion.
Williams uses this approach in his writing, his feeling is, writing something that sounds good is more important than how fast you play or how many techniques you can jam into a song. With this in mind his compositions are tight, well written, expertly performed and convey a true emotional connection to the music.
Not only is his stuff impressive to play, it sounds good. And for a guy who's modest about his ability, his flash is as impressive
as his feel.
...One guitarist that is helping to shine the spotlight back on the instrumental guitar genre is Toronto based picker Dennis Williams, and his latest album Musica Dementia is a tour de force of hard-rockin’, fret shredding tracks that are sure to provide ample ear candy for any fan of rock guitar...Overall, Musica Demetia is a strong release for the Toronto-based guitarist. The tracks are well-written, creatively arranged and the playing is absolutely stellar...As a guitarist, Williams possesses incredible chops and flawless technique...Everything that brought the instrumental rock genre to its previous heights and that are helping return the genre to its previous glory.
"... if you enjoy the music created by guitarists such as Yngwie Malmsteen, Vinnie Moore, Joe Satriani or you can really appreciate some amazing guitar
pyrotechniques then this is a disc I think you’ll really get into. Whether you’re looking for searing guitar solos, or some crunchy-double kick-drum moments
you’ll find that and a whole lot more to satisfy your cravings from Dennis Williams.
"Talent. This is what separates the great from the mediocre. If you can do something better than the others, then you have a good chance of being
remembered. Rock guitarists should know this better than anyone. To separate yourself from the pack, you need to have your own style as well as being able to play many different types of music. This is one of the biggest things that gives guitarist Dennis Williams an edge over many of his contemporaries"
Check out why critics are calling Williams is a self taught musical genius...his music has got it all...power, emotion, technical prowess and that elusive 'cool' factor that so many strive for. The sky's the limit for Dennis Williams ... a true musical TALENT!