Astrid Williamson

Born 1971.
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Astrid Williamson - Tom Morton session

Astrid Williamson in session from the Victoria Pier in Lerwick.

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Astrid Williamson (born in 1971) is a Shetland born musician and songwriter.

In the 1990s, Williamson founded indie band Goya Dress which consisted of Williamson, Terry de Castro, and Simon Pearson. Goya Dress made only one album 'Rooms' which was produced by John Cale. Goya Dress dissolved in 1996, after which Willamson went on to release solo material (sometimes using solely her first name) with UK independent record label One Little Indian Records and founded her own record label, Incarnation Records. Pearson and de Castro went on to join Cinerama alongside David Gedge, frontman of The Wedding Present.

In addition to her solo career Williamson also worked in collaboration with various groups including Oskar and the experimental band, The Bilderberg Groop. She has also worked with Canadian Singer/Songwriter Tara Maclean and provided Vocals for The Hope Blister and 1990s supergroup Electronic.

She is a classically trained pianist and graduate of the RSAMD (Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama).

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