Cliff Williams was born in Orange, New Jersey and started music when he was eleven
years of age. He played clarinet and guitar and he loved music. He started playing professionally at the age of sixteen with the Magnums. One night the Bass Guitar player didn’t show up for the gig and the leader of the band asked Cliff if he would play the Bass Guitar. History was made, Cliff became a permanent Bass player and over the years he performed with many bands; such as Everyday People which recorded an album in 1972,
Larry Lacaster and the Pacesetters, Jimmy Gater and the All-Stars, and the XL Band which was formed by Cliff with the intention of playing original music. They released a CD in 1999 entitled “Shades”. Cliff also performed with Cissy Houston and Tasha Thomas in venues such as Carnegie Hall and The Ice Palace to name a few. Some of his idols include Larry Graham, Marcus Miller, and Victor Wooten. His influences are Rock, Jazz, and Funk. His favorite quote is “Be the labor great or small, do it well or not at all”. His most recent group is CARMA which he created with his wife Carmella Ferrara. All the music is written and arranged by CARMA. This was their dream to create music they loved performing and wanted to share with the public. Their latest project is “TWO CAN’S AND A STRING”, which was released in July of 2012.
SOURCE: Official Bio