Williams ink, formed in 2010, is a four piece power pop rock band out of Denver Colorado trying to bring a classic rock feel to the modern scene. Williams Ink has released a self-titled full length debut album on August 1, 2011 that features guitar heavy rock from bands like "Kiss" or the "Eagles of Death Metal" mixed with melodic lines found in bands like "Oasis" and "Band of Horses". Williams Ink plan to promote the record through various social media platforms, including williamsinkmusic.com, and as many shows as possible in Denver and around Colorado.
Williams Ink was formed when Todd Williams, front man and main song writer, arrived at the home of Quinn Cox for a routine furnace inspection in the winter of 2010. After seeing a guitar in the corner Todd began to talk music and and an instant common ground developed. Quinn had recently moved from California where he had played in an original rock band called "The Wagon", wagonmusic.com, and had produced two records for them. Then over a brief two year stint in Arizona had just finished a folk hip hop record for BoldBird, boldbirdmusic.com. Now in Denver, Todd gave Quinn his Myspace address filled original songs where he had played every instrument and played them well. The duo began to meet and put the finishing touches on Todd's material when they decided it was time to fill out the band. Phil Farias was introduced to Quinn by a friend and had experience playing drums in bands out in Florida. The chemistry was instant, Phils chops were tight and just one member remained to be found. Todd talking to Jake Shifman at work one day finds out he is a great guitar player and is willing to play the bass for the band to become Williams Ink. Jake was unable to continue to find time for the band so a search once again would lead Todd to find Abe through a mutual friend. Abe has played bass in different bands in California and Colorado and now sits comfortably in Williams Ink.
Williams Ink played several shows in and around Denver between the winter of 2010 and beginning of 2011 capturing video for their website and getting ready to hit the studio March, 2011. Now they plan to continue to play with a new show featuring the songs from the new release and some well chosen cover's from bands like the "Ramones" and "The Beatles". The live Shows are packed with energy and stage presence as Todd rules the center of the stage and guitars and drums rock together with vigor.