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Slim Williams

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About Slim Williams

Slim’s energy-driven percussion rhythms, popping bass lines, and broad orchestrations come together as engaged song, with soulful lyric. He describes this sound as “sophista-funk”, and it’s not hard to imagine why. Slim’s sound comes off in a perfect dance - fun, exhilarating, and liberating, with an intelligent undercurrent.

Chance, circumstance, and a spiritual mindset has led Slim to work in many musical realms and with a multitude of collaborators. He’s had the privilege of sharing the stage with artists including Smokey Robinson, Oscar Peterson, Daniel Lavoie, The Neville Brothers and Joe Cocker just to name a few.

Fate eventually led Slim and 3 other American musicians to Val David, Quebec where the group Malika was born, which turned into the more well-known group Tchukon. Tchukon became studio session and live musicians for some of Montreal’s finest such as Geraldine Hunt, Michel Pagliaro, Boule Noir, Nanette Workman and many others.
As Tchukon’s co-composer, lead vocalist, and keyboardist, Slim helped propel the band to national heights as they won the CBC’s Rock Wars talent competition in 1985, then U.S competition Star Search in 1986. They then joined the Aquarius Records roster and released the album Here and Now in 1987. Members of the band went on to perform with Prince, Cindi Lauper and Celine Deon, to name a few.

Slim has received numerous accolades such as the 1993 Gemini Awards with Oscar Peterson for their musical score for the short film In the Key Of Oscar, and Sao Paulo Brazil’s film festival for the short film Next Floor (also winner of Best Short at the Cannes Film Festival - and received awards at 44 other film festivals, as well as being welcomed into the Smithsonian Institution.

Slim was Musical Director for a number of colossal projects in the 90s including the Atlanta Olympic Games TV special, the World Basketball Championships in Toronto, and 5 years of comedy galas at Just for Laughs.

Always an inquisitive technologist, Slim embraces fresh ideas and current tools to the fullest. Never afraid to jump in to the new, but backed with old-school musical values (if the band screws up it’s the drummers fault!). He got down with MIDI when it first hit the scene, and now he’s making tunes with software, controllers, and a laptop-- always looking toward the future.

Slim continues to be a noticeable force within the Quebec music community and has recently teamed up with dignified composer/producer Joel Campbell (Janet Jackson, Tina Turner, Annie Lennox). Together with George Pelekoudis (of Morin Heights fame) Slim and Joel operate the Boyz in the Woods studio in St. Adele, QC, where they meld attitude, talent, and positivity to create beautiful musical productions.
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Funk, Oldies, Soul & Beat, Percussion, Sophistifunk, Funk & Electronic Soul Music, Soul

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About Slim Williams

Slim’s energy-driven percussion rhythms, popping bass lines, and broad orchestrations come together as engaged song, with soulful lyric. He describes this sound as “sophista-funk”, and it’s not hard to imagine why. Slim’s sound comes off in a perfect dance - fun, exhilarating, and liberating, with an intelligent undercurrent.

Chance, circumstance, and a spiritual mindset has led Slim to work in many musical realms and with a multitude of collaborators. He’s had the privilege of sharing the stage with artists including Smokey Robinson, Oscar Peterson, Daniel Lavoie, The Neville Brothers and Joe Cocker just to name a few.

Fate eventually led Slim and 3 other American musicians to Val David, Quebec where the group Malika was born, which turned into the more well-known group Tchukon. Tchukon became studio session and live musicians for some of Montreal’s finest such as Geraldine Hunt, Michel Pagliaro, Boule Noir, Nanette Workman and many others.
As Tchukon’s co-composer, lead vocalist, and keyboardist, Slim helped propel the band to national heights as they won the CBC’s Rock Wars talent competition in 1985, then U.S competition Star Search in 1986. They then joined the Aquarius Records roster and released the album Here and Now in 1987. Members of the band went on to perform with Prince, Cindi Lauper and Celine Deon, to name a few.

Slim has received numerous accolades such as the 1993 Gemini Awards with Oscar Peterson for their musical score for the short film In the Key Of Oscar, and Sao Paulo Brazil’s film festival for the short film Next Floor (also winner of Best Short at the Cannes Film Festival - and received awards at 44 other film festivals, as well as being welcomed into the Smithsonian Institution.

Slim was Musical Director for a number of colossal projects in the 90s including the Atlanta Olympic Games TV special, the World Basketball Championships in Toronto, and 5 years of comedy galas at Just for Laughs.

Always an inquisitive technologist, Slim embraces fresh ideas and current tools to the fullest. Never afraid to jump in to the new, but backed with old-school musical values (if the band screws up it’s the drummers fault!). He got down with MIDI when it first hit the scene, and now he’s making tunes with software, controllers, and a laptop-- always looking toward the future.

Slim continues to be a noticeable force within the Quebec music community and has recently teamed up with dignified composer/producer Joel Campbell (Janet Jackson, Tina Turner, Annie Lennox). Together with George Pelekoudis (of Morin Heights fame) Slim and Joel operate the Boyz in the Woods studio in St. Adele, QC, where they meld attitude, talent, and positivity to create beautiful musical productions.
Show More
Genres:
Funk, Oldies, Soul & Beat, Percussion, Sophistifunk, Funk & Electronic Soul Music, Soul

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