the authentics story

Jamie Williams...lead vocal and guitar, Jo Williams...lead vocal and keys, Julian Higgs...bass and backing vox, John-Paul Williams ...drums

Brothers Jamie and John-Paul spent many years in a three piece band playing original material throughout the UK and were featured on national radio, TV and won various battle of the bands and best new talent competitions. After signing for an independent record label they continued touring and supported amongst others American cult singer songwriter Steve Wynn and Paul Weller, on the first half of his “Helliocentric” tour (Toploader provided support for the second half). As things hotted up for the band the record label folded and their debut single was never released… Yet!! Jamie and John-Paul carried on writing and their material is currently being represented by a publishing company covering the USA,UK and Japan.

In 2002, they extended the bands line up enlisting the talents of their sister Jo and a long term musician friend, Julian. The sound of the new recruits both having previously had extensive studio and performance experience, blended perfectly and the band continued to be popular on the London gig circuit. In rehearsal the band started to play some of the classic material that had inspired them and they realised they could entertain audiences with their professional, soulful and gutsy performances of old and new classics….

the authentics were born.