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Vivienne Williams' voice can best be described as a finely
woven musical tapestry if influences, which include R&B,
Hip Hop,Jazz, and Rap with a touch of spoken word
to sweeten the pot.

This two time JUNO AWARDS nominee, was acclaimed as
"a mellifluous cross between Sarah Vaughn and
Tina Turner", by The New York Times.

Ms. Williams, a member of the vocal trio " SWAY" reached
#1 on the Adult Contemporary charts, with their hit
single "Hands Up" which achieved "GOLD STATUS" and was nominated for her first Juno Award.

You may remember the title track from her album
"MY TEMPTATION" which was quoted by the Canadian music
business bible "The Record",as being… the fastest rising independent record release in Canadian radio history."

Vivienne was nominated for yet another JUNO AWARD
but this time for her performance in her R&B/ Soul Recording, entitled "INFATUATED",a song she co-wrote with Mark Houlliff, which was released in the United States.

Ms. Williams has toured extensively across both the United States and Canada as well as performing
throughout Asia. She has appeared on various television programs such as;
City TV's "Electric Circus", "Breakfast Television", "
Anne Murrays' Family Christmas Special", "The Jerry Lewis
Telethon for Muscular Dystrophy", as well as sharing the
stage with many popular artists like, Corey Hart, Bruce Cockburn,
The Temptations, Percy Sledge, Dan Hill, George Benson,
Taylor Dayne, Tower of Power, Colm Wilkinson, Chaka Khan, Herbie Hancock, to name a few.

You may also recognize her voice in commercials such as
"Hershey's Cookies & Creme", where she captivated us
with her presence as well as her enchanting voice, or the
"Bank of Montreal's Mbank Launch", in which she caused
a stir with her heartfelt rendition of Bob Dylan's
"Times Are A-Changin".

She has expressed gratitude and thanks for the privilege of being able to perform with various Toronto artists, such as Joe Sealy, Paul Novotony, Lou Pomonti, George Koller, Molly Johnson, Sharon Lee Williams, Colina Philips, Shawne, Jackson, Elaine Overholt, Jerry Caringi ,Trust, Bob Di Angeliis, Mark Shannon
Free Flight the Big Band, Gordon Webster, Doug Riley, and Archie Alleyne's" Kollage" etc...

For future updates and performance locations contact us at:
vivienne(at)viviennewilliams.com
For bookings contact : Vivienne Williams Enterprises at
vivienne(at)viviennewilliams.com

RECORDINGS

Vivienne Williams My Temptation Benchmark Recordings
Sway Hands Up Virgin
The Kevin Barrett Trio Jam Independent- Jazz
Guest Solo Performance  
Bruce Cockburn Christmas True North
Anne Murray Various Capital
Dan Hill Out Of Control Quality
Gowan But You Can Call Me Larry Anthem
Rik Emmett Absolutely Duke St./MCA
John James Big Fat Soul Attic/A&M
Triumph Surveillance MCA
Anne Murray Christmas Album Capital
Blues Brothers 2000 (Movie Soundtrack) Universal Studios
Michelle Wright Greatest hits Album BMG
     


TELEVISION-FEATURED PERFORMER

Featured Artist unless otherwise indicated

  • Corey Hart- Backup Vocals-CBC
  • Rita McNeil Show-CBC As Soloist & As Backups For Paul Shaffer
  • Dini Petty Show- CFTO
  • Easter Seals-CBC
  • Breakfast Television -CITY TV
  • Sick Children's Hospital-CFTO
  • News At Noon-GLOBAL
  • Electric Circus - CITY TV
  • Jerry Lewis Telethon For Muscular Dystrophy
  • Veronique Beliveau- CFTO
  • Miss Canada Pageant- duet with Billy Newton Davis
  • Variety Club Telethon
  • Anne Murray's Family Christmas - group vocals with- SWAY

CLUB & CONCERT APPEARANCES

Vivienne Williams "Jazz in Japan" headliner
Park Hyatt Tokyo

New Years Eve -Hong Kong

- Canadian Promotional Tour- My Temptation the album
- United States Promotional Tour My Temptation

JAZZ

Joe Sealy Quartet-in Kansas City,
Sanderson Hall, Brantford- Downtown Jazz
The Nathaniel Dett Chorale with Joe Sealy- Toronto
"An Indigo Christmas" -Convocation Hall
Freeflight The Big Band- Du Maurier Jazz Festival
Bob Newhart- -opening act with Harry Waller Orchestra
Hamilton Place

R&B

Tower of Power- Toronto
George Benson -O'keefe Centre/ Hummingbird Center
The Temptations In Concert-Ontario Place Forum
Canada Day Concert for Energy 1200 -Ottawa-Headliner
Molson Dry Front Music-Harbourfront, Molson Place-Headliner
Nathan Phillips Square - " Wish You Were Here" -Headliner
Le New Orleans- Montreal- Concert/Showcase (Français)
Percy Sledge/Platters - Toronto
Centre Stage at The Coloured Stone

THE RECORD CONFERENCE MUSIC INDUSTRY AWARDS
THE BAY SHOWCASE FOR SATURN DISTRIBUTING

Toronto Maple Leafs-Anthem
Toronto Blue Jays, anthem
Red Rocket- music video directed by Joel Goldberg, features
Vivienne with Ian Thomas, Rick Moranis ,Dave Thomas and
Glen Lewis in support of The Canadian Olympic Bobsleigh Team.
Rogers Dome Opening Reception
Toronto Music Awards- Massey Hall
New Music Seminar 10 & 11, New York City-Showcase
(also featured performer on, NMS compilation tape)

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

  • Juno Award Nominee-Best Soul/ R&B Recording "Infatuated"
  • Juno award nominee -Single of the Year, Sway "Hands Up"
  • Gold Record-Awarded to the members of Sway, Virgin Recordings Act, for Canadian sales over 50,000 units of the single "Hands Up"

THEATRE

One More Stop On The Freedom Train- Canadian Tour
Black Theatre Canada
Ain't Misbehavin- Toronto.

MOVIE & FILM

The Natalie Cole Story
Mr. Rock 'N' Roll: The Alan Freed Story -co-starring
with Judd Nelson, Fabian And Bobby Rydell
Sins of the father


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