Gareth Williams Album Launch at Ronnie Scott's

The much-anticipated release of "Shock!", the debut recording by Gareth Williams Power Trio, will be marked by three performances at the legendary Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in London.

Concerts will run on Thursday 19, Friday 20 and Saturday 21 March, 2009 and will include members Gareth Williams (piano, keyboards), Laurence Cottle (electric bass) and Ian Thomas (drums).

One of the most intensely creative, dynamic and exciting performers on the UK scene, pianist Williams has been receiving increasing critical and public acclaim since becoming a professional musician in the early 1990s.

From melancholy ballads to biting funk, the band never loses its ethos: never compromising on intensity or integrity when veering from the hard-hitting to the meltingly beautiful and bringing a powerful focus and lyrical power to all that they play.

The album, which showcases Williams' skills as an outstanding composer, pianist and improviser, is released on Monday 16 March, 2009