Hayley Williams


Birth Name
Hayley Williams
October 29th, 1985
Coventry, UK
Vocals, Guitar, Drums
Years Active
2005 - 2008

Hayley Williams, born October 29th, 1985, is a British musician, who fronts popular Pop-Punk band My Freaky Valentine.

Williams grew up in a musical household, and her father would frequently play bands such as The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, causing the young Hayley Williams took interest in music at an early age. When she was 13, her parents enrolled her for singing lessons, which turned out to be successful for her.

Williams promptly took up guitar at the age of 15, and went onto play in numerous school bands, at one point crossing paths with Lewis Mason (My Freaky Valentine, Drums/Vocals), who was playing Bass and fronting his school band, The Modern Myth. Williams stayed with Mason and his band for two EP releases and a short stint of gigs before they called it quits. Williams left school and enrolled at Leamington Music College, whereas Mason went on to study Art and Graphics at Rugby College.

At college, Williams studied Music Tech, and the inspired girl soon found herself funding and building her own studio in her basement, all by the age of 18. From there, she also self-taught herself drums, to enable her to record musical ideas solely by herself, as a one-woman band.

Williams' name was on the Coventry circuit after playing in numerous local bands, such as Glass House Riot, Dear Whoever Dance Forever, and The Saturn Dolls, and she had another chance encounter with Mason at local show for rising stars stars Shy Child. The two immediately hit it off with similar influences, and promptly formed the blueprints for what would be My Freaky Valentine.

Williams has also played a couple of low-key solo acoustic shows herself, and her own material does exist, though there are no current plans to record.