“Life is a stage,” says Cole Williams with the authority of a seasoned artist and entrepreneur. More than a singer/songwriter/producer, Cole has expanded her repertoire to reflect an increasingly eclectic assortment of creative endeavors. Blessed with a powerful voice, superlative musical instincts and acumen for business, she is a well-rounded talent who is pioneering a new intersection between soul, fashion, color and sound.
A child of East Flatbush, Brooklyn, Cole attended Brooklyn Technical High School (known for its breadth of alumni, including Nobel Laureates, as well as Mos Def and Talib Kweli) before studying classical voice at New Jersey City University. This rich background coupled with Cole’s foundation in classical piano (trained from ages 4-17), church upbringing and childhood love affair with her parents’ record collection provided her with the foundation to eventually broaden her artistic output, and become a diverse force in the entertainment industry.
She is both an innovative multi instrumentalist (voice, piano, percussion), an ASCAP affiliated writer and publisher and endorsed by Regal Tip. Her work has been heard in international commercials for brands such as Cover Girl, JC Penny, and Special K, among others.
Notably, Cole lent her voice for the catchy hook on 2013’s “Ray Charles” by Chiddy Bang. In addition, she has contributed background vocals for Aloe Blacc, Little Jackie, Lisa Lisa and The Cult Jam, Diane Birch as well as Somi and Neurotic Drum Band. Cole’s vocals have been featured on television shows as prominent as Conan, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Good Morning America, The Wendy Williams Show, The Craig Ferguson Show, Live With Kelly & Michael, 90210, and The Today Show.
Cole, whose stage presence has been likened to Grace Jones with a girl next door flare, regularly performs with her bands, ThatsMyCole (solo project), Pimps of Joytime (vocals, percussion) and People’s Champs (lead vocals, collaborator) in New York City and the world. Her sound bends and melds traditional genre distinctions, making her a unique musical entity, comfortable singing rock ballads as she is reggae or a blues tracks. In 2012, she independently released her second album, a double EP – Out of the Basement, Out of the Box—which showcased her pop and R&B talents.
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