On The Record with Casii Williams from Desert Divas
1. The First Record I Bought
Going to high school and listening to different sorts of music was great for me because I got the chance to be introduced to rock and heavy metal. My first album would be one from Evanescence. Amy Lee has an amazing voice.
2. The Last Record I Bought
Travelling around with my family when I was a kid, we’d listen to all sorts of music, but the one album that stuck to my mind then was Jeff Wayne’s War Of The Worlds. Now I listen to it with my daughter.
3. The First Thing I Recorded
I recorded with my father when I was about five years old. It was a song my father Baydon Williams wrote about young kids being left by their parents. It’s called ‘Kitji Unthaluma (Kids Looking)’.
4. The Last Thing I Recorded
‘Fallin Down’ was written when I was going through a bad break-up. I originally played guitar but have more recently been singing with piano played by Dave Crowe. I recently recorded this track and with Dave and so far it sounds amazing. Also, I recorded ‘How Can I Live’ for Desert Divas Volume II, a compilation from MusicNT’s premiere music development program featuring eight talented Aboriginal women.
5. The Record That Changed My Life
My father’s album, Baydon Williams. Growing up in a musical family I was always listening to my grandfather Gus Williams. My father, however, has been the biggest influence for me in music. His album is the first one I ever appeared on, singing two songs with him. I listen to the album often as I love the lyrics and how Dad tells stories. Since its release, it’s been my aim to record my own album one day.