As I hope you are now all aware, on the tenth of January at the Notting Hill Arts Centre, We The People… at the fourohfive are very excited to be hosting our first ever night of fun filled musical frolics for your sordid eared pleasure. We have some fantastic bands performing so bring you dancing shoes and pack your dance floor shapes neatly into your back pockets, for it promises to be a night of wonderment and funky pleasure…

Presenting WILLIAM "our crunk pop is bigger than your punk rock"- - Gavin Housley, Mark Thomas and Dan Sheridan www.williamtheband.com www.myspace.com/williamtheband This three piece hailing from London are making headway towards a future of untold musical riches, one of the most original bands I have heard in a long long time. I have no more to say, my words are lost within the zephyr of Williams enigmatic cadence and melodic vistas, their music will speak its own words to you, and I have no doubt that you will feel back in a converse of your own…

“The lives of three skater souls became entwined following a chance meeting beside the famous tea clipper-the Cutty Sark. As the original drummer made a swift exit North, Gavin and Mark were to be joined by kindred spirit Daniel and the true incarnation of William was born. They began by building on songs Gavin had already written, but were soon collaborating to form their own twisted Artrock cacophony. Originally two electric guitars and drums, the low frequencies of the bass were soon called upon to tie the percussive clatter to the melodic treble. A low-slung epiphany ensued, as both Gavin and Mark began writing songs with the different instruments in hand. Live sets bear witness to a democratic sharing of bass duties, adding a unique dynamic to their small unit while keeping the demons of boredom at bay. William is not a fascist regime. Each member pulls their weight in a different but equally significant manner. Daniel uses his ferocious arms to pound the skins with a force that belies his slender form and unnerving tranquillity. Mark jumps and stamps out of time with excitement, often driven to frenzy when songs crest and peak. Gavin is the glue that binds, pushing each song to its euphoric end, his voice transcending the mundane. Some nay-sayers don't like their name, apparently too simple and banal, but William is not about the glitz and glamour- this is real, heartfelt, whether shout or croon. Numbering just three, they sound like an army”

‘William deal in delicacy and dynamics, frontman Gavin Housley crossing the borders between the obsessional and the confessional with his surrealist lyrics and warped troubadour delivery. - Rough Trade’ Saturday, January 10th, Notting Hill Arts Centre, 4pm onward, Free Entry, The 405 Presents…