Peter Williams

peter thumb 3Band Leader, ukulele bass, bass guitar, double bass

Why did you choose those instruments?

I didn’t, they chose me.

Why do you play music? 

I feel like it’s the easiest way for me to take part in a group conversation. That’s really important to me as I am really an introvert, but at the same time I very much enjoy the company of people. I just don’t find it easy to be part of the crowd unless I have an instrument in my hands.

What genres of music do you listen to most?

Any kind of jazz, especially if they are mixing it up a little, I’m not that fond of music that rigidly sticks to one style. Beyond that I like pretty much anything apart from pop and polka, though even they can be good. Last week I was listening to Prince, Talking Heads and Ian Dury, this week it’s chinese folk music.

peter thumb 1Tell me about your music education.

I have none, The only music lesson I can remember at school was one where I didn’t attend. I was hiding in the toilets because I had forgotten to do my homework. I must have been about 8 years old.

What is your favorate quote?

“If you understood everything I said you would be me” – Miles Davis

What’s the funniest thing that has happened to you on a gig?

That’s a toss up between the drummer falling into a fireplace during the encore, or the drummer catching a fish that hit him in the head nearly knocking him off the back of a lorry. It always seems to happen to the drummer.

A_bass_for_any_occasionTell me who you are in two sentences?

I’m Sean Connery. Don’t tell anyone.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

I can’t see that ever happening

How do you want to be remembered?

I’d like to be remembered as much kinder, funnier and better looking than I actually am.