It has become extremely difficult to talk about Chicago Music without mentioning T. L. Williams. At this rate, it will soon be extremely difficult to talk about pop culture without mentioning T. L. Williams. The voice for a new generation has been in the grooming process for a few years. Now, through undeniably epic music & groundbreaking film, it’s time to hear what the voice has to say.
Born and raised in the west suburbs of Chicago, T. L. Williams started picking up the keys to success as early as age 4; watching his family’s band rehearse in his west suburban Bellwood home. T. L.’s father introduced him to the piano, and it wasn’t long before he was playing everything from Stevie Wonder to Ludwig Van Beethoven. T. L. excelled to the point where he was able to join that family band at age 11. He also joined his school bands playing trumpet & piano, where he learned early the value of leadership and production (he was asked to conduct his junior high jazz band, & led them to a state championship). By the time high school ended and college rolled around, T. L. was one of the top musicians in the state, earning him a change to play and receive tutelage from one Wynton Marsalis. Not to mention gracing the stage with the likes of The Wu-Tang Clan, Friendly Fires, Twista, & Herbie Hancock. At this same time T. L. started to pick up the elements of music production; and he was soon producing for prominent acts such as rappers Really Doe, Big Sean, & singer Jamiesha Trice.
Due to the growing demand, T. L. is now in the studio working on his debut hip-hop album, Life In Your Mid-20’s. The album is one of the 1st projects from his new production company Storm Chaser Entertainment, a multimedia production company, specializing in everything from music to film to theater. It’s new single “Underrated”, featuring pop sensation Iliana, is quickly going viral with a music video themed in the style of 1950’s James Dean & Marilyn Monroe. The song will be available for download December 2012.
Outside of the music, T. L. is becoming a hot commodity as an actor as well. His resume continues to grow with appearances in student films & Chicago theater, Not to mention his time at The Second City, Chicago’s historic improv comedy theater. With all this, T. L. still finds time to be a private instructor, giving lessons to both kids and adults; teaching the 5 instruments he plays (piano, trumpet, guitar, bass, & organ), as well as music theory.
Armed with a clear agenda for becoming a household name, it is obvious that T. L. Williams is on a mission to be the voice of a new generation. The world should be pleased with what he has to say.