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Marlon Williams

The former choir boy from New Zealand has a soaring, spine-chilling voice that some would describe as other-worldly, although just what that other world is, is hard to pinpoint. Williams won a huge local following at last year’s Darwin Festival, and he’s sure to enchant a few more at The Rails this month. 

By Liz Trevaskis

What was the first concert you ever attended? 

Split Enz was the first gig I went to without my folks, obviously not the first time ‘round but a 2006 reunion tour. It was at the Christchurch Westpac
Arena and I was 15 years old. I think I went with schoolmates.

What’s your favourite album of all time?

Music From Big Pink by The Band for so many reasons. It opened me up to what’s broadly described as ‘Americana’, it sums up the idea of a ‘band’ as a cohesive force and, contextually, flew in the face of the psychedelia zeitgeist and broke Eric Clapton’s heart.

Finish this sentence. My friends would describe me as...

Sweet and dishonest to no end. 

Whose posters did you have stuck to the wall when you were a teenager?

U2’s All That You Can’t Leave Behind, David Bowie’s Pin Ups and The Beatles Rubber Soul. I have the latter two somewhere. 

Creative writing challenge – describe your sound in three words. 

Shallow, cold, song.

Marlon Williams & The Yarra Benders | Darwin Railway Club | Fri 4 Dec, 7.30pm | $25+BF | Click here for the event listing

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