Aaron Williams is a songwriter, performer, recording artist, producer, and festival promoter from Chicago IL. His professional career spans two decades and has brought his music to world famous events and venues across America. After graduating from Columbia College Chicago, Aaron has performed nationally, recorded original music in some of the country's most prestigious studios, and contributed original music/interviews to feature films, documentaries, and television programs. Aaron Williams hosts multiple showcases hosting ORIGINAL bands from Chicagoland called LOCAL NATION and the now famous annual Homegrown Arts and Music Festival, celebrating its 12th year coming up this summer 2024 in Chicago’s West Suburbs of Lisle IL.
"Oh Mindy" written for the film Mind Over Mindy (SINGLE: 2016)
The original song, "Oh Mindy," was written for for Sole Productions 2016 feature film Mindy Over Mindy, starring Larry Thomas (“Soup Nazi” from Seinfeld) and Jim O’Heir (Jerry from Parks & Recreation). The writer/director for Mind Over Mindy, Robert Alaniz, also co-produced and directed the music video for OH MINDY, featuring reprise performances of characters in the film. Oh Mindy won "Best Original Song for a Film" at the American Tracks International Music Awards in Los Angeles in May 2017. The song is featured in the film twice. OH MINDY's music video is streaming now on youtube and is also included in the bonus material of the film's DVD release coming in late 2018.
The Homegrown Arts and Music Festival (EST. 2013)
Every July since 2013 Aaron Williams Band hosts our very own Homegrown Arts and Music Festival featuring the top local bands/musicians from Chicagoland whom are writing and performing original music. In only five years running, Homegrown has built a loyal fanbase and ongoing kinship between musicians, fans, and community. In 2016 and 2017, 1,000+ fans of original local music supported 20 Bands. 10 Solo Musicians and 15 Art Vendors each year. Now in our 9th year July 2021!
The Art of Electricity (ALBUM: 2014)
The 2015 album "The Art of Electricity" was produced and mixed by Grammy producer Johnny K (Lucky Boys Confusion, Plain White T’s, Three Doors Down). The album contained 9 original songs including "Ash" "Lightning Bolt" and "No Forfeit".
"Art of Electricity masterfully runs the gamut of modern rock and pop songs, owing as much to Williams’ undeniable talent as a songwriter as to his irresistible charisma as a performer". - Jim Hanke (Vinyl Emergency)
“Ash,” was included on a promotional compilation at South By Southwest and since the band’s six showcases during SXSW in Austin 2014, the song has seen airplay on hundreds of college and national radio stations including 101.1WKQX Chicago.
I've interviewed and performed on some of Chicago's top radio and television shows including Mancow Morning, WGN with Patty Vasquez, and "Outside the Loop" , ABC7 Chicago Morning News promoting the album and events surrounding it.
LIGHTNING BOLT was released on May 19th 2017 and ASH was released February 5th 2018 on all digital download/streaming outlets. Both songs were spun on Demo312 show on 101.1FM WKQX hosted by James VanOsdol on the day of their releases.
PROMISED LAND will be included in the feature documentary "Homegrown the Movie." NO FORFEIT will be included in a feature documentary titled "A Dream Film." Both to be released sometime in 2020 and 2021 respectfully.
“The music of "Art of Electricity", including Lightning Bolt and Ash, carry infusions of classic rock & indie with influences of punk & folk, melded into an original sound we're proud to share."
The Everwinding Road (ALBUM: 2008)
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