New Music

Ones To Watch 2018: Jerry Williams Q&A

What has been your highlight of 2017?

Definitely selling out the Wedgewood Rooms in my hometown, Portsmouth. I’ve seen so many acts there growing up and to have my own sell out was unbelievable. Absolute dream.

What does 2018 have in store for you?

More gigs and songs to be released, I can’t wait for people to hear what I’ve been working on.

What is your favourite thing about playing live?

The feeling the audience and the music gives you. I loved relaxing and dancing on stage, it’s great fun, especially when the audience is having fun too.

How would you describe your sound in one sentence?

Pop and roll

Who was the first band or artist you saw live?

Busted with McFly support haha. I went with my mum.

What venue would you absolutely love to headline?

Shepherd’s Bush Empire, even though I’ve never been there, I drive past it a lot and it makes me feel excited even from the outside. So many acts have passed through there as I’d love to do the same.

What artist would you love to tour with?

Vampire Weekend, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Arctic Monkeys, Slow Club, Fickle Friends..

Who inspired you to take up music?

Just music in general. I loved it growing up, my parents had it on in the house always and I just loved listening to songs. I wanted to be like Avril Lavigne and Busted when I grew up so guess they kickstarted me to take up guitar haha.

Read our Jerry Williams Introducing feature here & see the entire list of acts who made TicketWeb’s Ones To Watch 2018 here.

Share post