Ray “Taff” Williams
Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist and above all GUITARIST
Described by many as a “Welsh guitar legend”
Born in Neath 1947 and since building his first electric guitar in his early teens, “Taff” as he is know to all, was destined for a career in music.
His early days saw him as lead guitar and backing vocals in a local group The Mustangs, which went on to become The Eyes of Blue.
From an early age, those in the music industry and the audience were impressed with the guitar talents which through years of playing, went on to become mesmerising.
“Taff” has played with, supported and accompanied hundreds of household names over the years, including Bonnie Tyler, David Essex, Man, Frank Zappa and Black Sabbath.
In 1980 “Taff” was a founder-member of Houseband, which featured Gary Pickford-Hopkins (vocals), Neail Adams (drums) and Kevin Dunn (bass).
After Houseband in addition to session work, “Taff” teamed up with Gary Pickford-Hopkins to form the due Gary & Taff, which became hugely popular in South Wales and during their overseas tours.
“Taff” has become the musicians musician and not just on his home ground, but mention the name in music circles in UK and overseas, and he is known and recognised for his talent as a guitarist.
“Taff” is now passing on his skills to students at the local college in addition to being active on the live music scene.