New Zealand’s Marlon Williams possesses one of the greatest voices of his generation. His effortlessly distinctive tone and heartstring-plucking vibrato have garnered widespread love around the world. Williams draws on folk and country traditions - often compared to Leonard Cohen, Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley - but what makes him so special is his unique ability to traverse genres on both his award winning records, and in his famously captivating live shows.
Marlon Williams grew up in the port town of Lyttelton, in the South Island of New Zealand. After performing with his high-school band The Unfaithful Ways and as a duo with Delaney Davidson, he launched his award-winning solo career with his 2015 debut Marlon Williams, and followed it with Make Way For Love in 2018, Live at Auckland Town Hall in 2019, and a 2020 collaboration with Canadian duo Kacy & Clayton called Plastic Bouquet. Along the way Williams has played many of world’s major festivals, toured and performed with Bruce Springsteen, Eagles, Florence + The Machine, Courtney Barnett, Brandi Carlile and Lorde, as well as appearing on TV shows CONAN, Later with Jools Holland and NPR’s Tiny Desk. Williams has also won four New Zealand Music Awards, the coveted APRA Silver Scroll Award, and was handpicked by director Bradley Cooper to appear in Academy Award-winning film A Star Is Born, in addition to roles in the Netflix series Sweet Tooth, The Beautiful Lie, True History of the Kelly Gang and upcoming film Lone Wolf.