ALL GUITARS, BASS, KEYBOARDS, PIANO
BANJO,DRUMS AND DRUM
ALL SONGS COMPOSED* AND ARRANGED
JENNY POUSSIN: For loving my music and ALL your incredible help.
You're one in a million Jenny!!!
KIANA TOM: For the incredible compliment of using my music
on your fantastic show's. Thank you so much!!!
Kiana's Flex Appeal and Kiana's Fit Mom TV
NIKKI MAGNUSSON, JAMIE EASON and DENISE MILANI:
Proof that some of the most beautiful women in the world
are also the sweetest.
SERGIO RICO: For taking those fantastic shots of Jenny!
KEVIN MCLEAN, RJ ROSS, ALEX GIGGER
MARCUS WILLIAMS and PETER JAMES:
For your encouragement, advice and for listening
as my music evolved.
KATRINA CRIPPS: "Sailing Away" is for you.
LEANN WILSON: For getting my music heard.
PAT LAHEY: For giving my music to KISS!
MOM: For giving me the gift of music.
GET OFF THE DANG ROOF
A SPANISH ROMANCE
NORTH SHORE SAMURAI
|Dennis Williams is a guitarist that makes his home in
Canada. The Ontario-area musician just released a new
CD by the name of Relentless under his moniker of
GTRMAN, and with the various styles of playing that
Williams showcases on his new release, the moniker
seems to be a good fit. At various points on the album
Williams can be found picking, shredding, or just plain
playing his fingers off.
Of course, it’s not just about the playing style of the
musician that makes Dennis Williams the “GTRMAN”. It
is also the fact that he has the ability to play many
different genres of music, as well. With jazz, metal, rock,
even country showing up on Relentless, the listener gets
to experience many different sides to Williams.
Relentless begins with the album’s title track. A blend of
several elements makes the song unusual and unique.
Strong rock/metal base, diverse playing styles including
jazz, rock and flamenco, and a very energetic feel to the
piece combine to create the perfect track to lead off the
album. Needless to say, “Relentless” is a very apropos
title to the song.
|The energy continues with the song “Airstrike”. You can almost
envision yourself in the audience at an air show waiting for the jet
planes to fly overhead. To calm the nerves a little, Williams offers “Love
Song” next, with an almost classical feel to it. The track shows the
control Williams has when he wants to show some emotion in his
A sign of a real musician is the drive to always want to add something
more to your abilities. For the song “Get Off The Dang Roof,” Williams
picked up the banjo and learned to play a certain song from the movie
“Deliverance” as part of the track. A great surprise, and it adds yet
another reason why this album is so strong. Then we go from one of
the strongest tracks on the album to one of the most unusual: “The
Temple of Set” combines a rock base with a few ambient overtones to
create an engaging song to bend the ear of the listener.
On “Lost”, Williams sets aside the guitar for the piano. This song was
the one composition that Williams created with the piano in mind, and
with no one to play it for him, Williams sat down and learned to play the
song himself (with surprisingly good results).
|guitar, on “North Shore Samurai”. This strong track is a
fitting end to an album that gives the listener many different
perspectives on a musician who is much more than just a
guitarist. Along with playing many different guitars for the
album, Dennis Williams played the bass, the drum parts
and every other musical sound on the release. Williams is a
true “talent” in every meaning of the word.
Running the gamut from rock to metal, from country to
classical, Relentless from Dennis “GTRMAN” Williams
shows many different sides to the musician. A pleasure to
listen to, Williams’ album Relentless makes one wish for
Reviewed by: Matheson Kamin (Music Critic: The Rock
And Roll Report)
"...One of the Coolest Rock Guitar CD's Ive heard in a
long long time....Here's a true talent that deserves a voice."
"I never knew a Canadian who could Shred Like this!!!"