Marlon Williams & The Yarra Benders tour Australia in April to launch their new single Dark Child and play songs from Williams debut album, due for release on April 24th. Described as “the impossible love child of Elvis, Roy Orbison and Townes Van Zandt”, Marlon Williams is a 2-time New Zealand Music Award winning singer-songwriter from Lyttelton, New Zealand.
He was one of the most talked about new acts of 2014, playing major festivals including Meredith, Queenscliff, Darwin, Brisbane, Big Sound and Mullumbimby music festivals, supporting First Aid Kit and Justin Townes Earle, performing on Rockwiz and TEDx Sydney, and receiving glowing reviews from media around the country.
“Expect to see and hear a lot more from this man with the voice of an angel” Billboard Magazine
“Marlon Williams is currently the finest in his field” The Music
“…the most captivating solo performer this side of Billie Holiday." Beat Magazine
“It was dead silent in the amphitheater as Marlon performed his epic final song, to which he received a completely justified standing ovation from the crowd, and a tear or two from me. This guy is amazing in every sense of the word.” Purple Sneakers
“Acoustic solo support is usually an excuse for everyone to chat loudly but Marlon held the sold out crowd utterly transfixed for the duration of his set drawing comments from the sound engineers backstage that they had never seen the a crowd there so silent and absorbed.” FBI Radio
"Williams again put on a flawless set that was full of charisma and good humour whilst playing tunes about infanticide and heartbreak." Xpress Magazine
“He’s country music, but with a new bent to it. It’s powerful and raw, he’s one to watch” Rhythms Magazine
Alongside this national tour, Williams is also performing at Port Fairy Folk Festival, The Hills Are Alive and Nannup Music Festival.