William Maxwell began his musical studies on classical guitar at the age of six. His interest in electric bass began at age 12 when a "friend brought over this guitar with really fat strings". Since then he has played in a wide range of ensembles including orchestras; jazz ensembles; rock, celtic, blues, and metal bands; pop and country groups; and various duets...even as a solo bassist.
William produced three albums, Remembrance, Horizons, and Q in his own studio before embarking on a two year stint as chief engineer at Estudio Morelia in Mexico. He returned to attended Humboldt State University, completing a degree in music composition in 1999. During that time he had many pieces performed by various groups and soloist around the U.S., including the HSU Symphony, Wind Ensemble, and Chamber Orchestra; the Las Vegas Academy of Performing Arts Orchestra; and as a national composition contest winner at the MENC national conference in Phoenix, Arizona.
William keeps a full schedule of live performances and studio sessions. He has performed/recorded with Tempest, Groove Mob, China Crisis, DWM, The Frothing Dawgs, Michael Manring, The Steve Trembley Band, Nick Vigarino, Doug McGrew, GreenManGruvin, Larry Lampi, The Skagit Symphony, and dozens of others. He also works as an engineer/producer at with an impressive list of over 150 album credits.