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.
Desert Divas Volume II is out Friday March 17.