Family rules for singer

Singer and song-writer Angela Williams in Midland.  Picture: Matt Jelonek        www.communitypix.com.au   d441009
Singer and song-writer Angela Williams in Midland. Picture: Matt Jelonek        www.communitypix.com.au d441009

Determined to become a pop singer from a very young age, Ms Williams has stood out with her voice and song-writing skills.

She has since performed for large crowds around Perth and said her greatest achievement was singing to 40,000 footy fans at Subiaco Oval in 2012.

In her recent documentary, Angela�s Rules, which aired on SBS, Williams emphasised the importance of family and said being the eldest of nine girls had its benefits, with a constant flow of inspiration for writing music.

Williams also described her father as a deeply creative man and said her passion for music and performance most likely stemmed from him.

Her repertoire of moving songs reflects her life experiences, particularly after the sudden death of her father in 2005.

Williams sacrificed her musical ambitions at 17 to help support her grieving family, but never stopped writing music.

Now, 10 years later, Williams has made a name for herself as one of Australia�s influential Aboriginal artists alongside role models Jessica Mauboy and Deborah Mailman.

The documentary tells a story of the resilience and bravery of an aspiring Australian and is a tribute to the healing power of creativity.

�Filming was very intimidating, but it was a great way to reflect on my journey,� she said.

Williams is married and hopes to expand her family in the near future, while continuing to write music for herself and other artists as well.

She intends to remain in Midland, where she says the sense of community will help her continue to encourage and inspire other young Aboriginal Australians.