Gary Williams

Described as “a true song stylist” by London What’s On and “the UK's leading standard bearer for the supercool era” by the London Evening Standard, star of the West End’s “Rat Pack” Gary Williams has become a favourite performer with orchestras the world over, from the BBC Concert Orchestra and the Melbourne Symphony.

Gary has been broadcasting for radio since his weekly feature slot on BBC Radio Humberside in 1996. He has recorded over 130 interviews for his two Podcasts Cabaret Secrets and In Conversation Radio.

He's written and presented The Art of the Crooner for BBC Radio 2's 50s pop-up, a tribute to Frank Sinatra for BBC Radio Humberside, and presented True Brit for Jazz FM.

Other work includes performing for The Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace, ‘That’s Entertainment’ a tribute to the MGM musicals with the John Wilson Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, ‘Winter Wonderland’ at the Royal Albert Hall, ‘A Swingin’ Session’ with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra in Los Angeles, ‘Big Band Wonderland’ at Ronnie Scott’s, ‘The Legend of Sinatra’ (UK tour), a tribute to the music of Fred Astaire presented by his daughter Ava, BBC Pebble Mill, Gloria Hunniford’s ‘Open House’ (with Donny Osmond and Burt Bacharach), the soundtrack for the Warner Bros’ motion picture ‘Mrs Ratcliffe’s Revolution’ and BBC1’s ‘Doctor Who Christmas Special’. Time Out described his 'Sinatra Jukebox' show as “An evening of old school virtuosity.”

As the author of 'Cabaret Secrets: How to create your own show, travel the world and get paid to do what you love', he's literally written the book on stage craft. It was described by Playbill as “an invaluable guide” and The Times as, “a fascinating insiders handbook”.

His three acclaimed Abbey Road studio albums prompted Oscar winning lyricist Don Black to say “In a world of Pop Idol mediocrity Gary Williams shines like a dazzling beacon”.


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