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the most intensely creative, dynamic and exciting performers on the UK scene, Gareth Williams has been receiving increasing critical and public acclaim since becoming a professional musician in the early 90s. His first major professional engagement was as keyboard player/MD for jazz hip-hop band Us3 (whose most celebrated hit was â€˜Cantaloopâ€™). He performed with the band on a world tour in 1993 and appears on their album â€˜Broadway & 52ndâ€™ (Blue Note). As bandleader, he formed the Gareth Williams Trio in 1995, featuring Gareth on piano, guitar and vocals, Dave Green on double bass and Tristan Mailliot on drums. The trio released their debut album â€˜THREEâ€™ (Jazz House), recorded live at Ronnie Scottâ€™s in 2001. Gareth's best known project is The Gareth Williams Power Trio, featuring Laurence Cottle on electric bass and Ian Thomas on drums. The Power Trio released â€˜Shock!â€™ (Linn Records) to great critical acclaim in March 2009. Gareth has current projects include â€˜Short Storyâ€™ with bassist Dave Green and the â€˜Glowâ€™ with Trish Clowes.
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