ABOUT THE GROUP
The William Foley Group plays music that bridges the gap between pop, jazz, classical and singer/song writer styles. We are not stuck in a genre. Whether it's a Chopin waltz played in a jazz style or a Beatles tune played in a whole new way, what you will hear creates a delightful and fresh ambiance. Many of the songs you know and love are arranged in a distinctive way that adds a level of sophistication to your event. The William Foley Group has been performing in the nationally for 30 years. Mr. Foley is a graduate of the jazz studies at the University of North Texas. He has also studied in New York City with Kenny Werner and at Columbia University in New York City.
YOU WON'T FIND THIS MUSIC ANYWHERE ELSE
Most groups play the same old songs in the same way. Mr. Foley is not only an arranger that can bring new energy to a standard, pop or classical tune, he is also a composer. He has written many beautiful songs that can be inserted into a set of music that adds a unique flavor. Some are heroic movie themes. Others are up beat funky tunes or engaging pop ballads. Some of these songs might work very well to introduce a person, a couple or to give emphasis to an announcement. Also, Mr. Foley can compose a song for a specific purpose for the event.
"William's natural born talent, years of cultivated experience, and innovative mind is transparent the moment you meet/speak with him. The Group's diligence to arrange a set that best fit the vibe and overall vision for our event speaks to their level of creative control and sophisticated talent. They executed nothing less than a seamless, world class experience." -Lakan F, Dallas, TX
HOW BIG IS YOUR EVENT and WHAT SIZE BAND DO YOU NEED?
Are you a couple wanting to hear private solo piano music? Or maybe you are the point person for your company and want music for a corporate event for 500+ people. Whatever the size of the group I can provide you with the highest quality music in many settings:
* Solo Piano
* Piano, Vocal Duo
* Piano, Cello Duo
* Piano, Sax Duo
* Piano, Guitar Duo
* Piano, Bass Duo
* Piano, Bass, Drums Trio
* Piano, Bass, Drums, Vocalist Quartet
* Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar Quartet
* Piano, Bass, Drums, Sax Quartet
* Piano, Bass, Drums, Sax, Vocalist Quintet
* Piano, Bass, Drums, Sax, Trumpet Quintet
* Piano, Bass, Drums, Sax, Trumpet, Vocalist Sextet
* Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar, Cello, Violin, Vocalist Septet
ATTENTION TO DETAIL
When playing a private function the most important thing for a bandleader is to be keenly aware. This means that if we need to start a few minutes early, we do so. It means I check with the client to see if our volume is right. It means playing a longer set if it's going to help the flow of the event. And it means being in good communication before the event so everything goes smoothly.
William Foley has a very special touch on the piano. Aside from playing many standards and pop tunes he has a solo CD of original compositions that are sometimes inserted into the music he provides to his clients. These are intriguing compositions that take you on a journey and delightfully surprise you. With a keen interest in harmony and strong melodies that take you places, William Foley's compositions defy easy classification. Evocative and soul-stirring, with jazz and classical influences, each piece leads listeners on a journey deep within. The melodies invite resonance along the full spectrum of feeling, from quiet melancholy to expansive joy, grief and sorrow to serene awareness. Like life itself, the music is filled with twists and turns, modulations and unexpected directions. Above all, it fosters greater exploration of the human experience by conveying listeners to sacred places forgotten or never before encountered.
The William Foley Group only uses the best players. This may sound like a commonly used statement but it's a fact. These players have appeared on radio shows like What Do You Know or playing in groups like Polyphonic Spree. Adding an original composition into a set of cover songs here and there adds a dimension to the music that you won't hear anywhere else.
Whether you're hosting an intimate gathering, a private celebration, or a corporate function, William Foley's music will inspire and enliven your event, providing your guests an impressive experience they are sure to savor and remember. Attention to detail and sensitivity to the flow and needs of an event are or paramount importance to Mr. Foley.