A professional pianist and composer for over thirty years, WILLIAM FOLEY performs in Dallas and nationally with musicians as varied and talented as Bill Tillman, Marshall Ivory, Shelly Carol, Drew Phelps and John Adams. Mr. Foley is a graduate of the University of North Texas College of Music with a degree in jazz studies. He has also studied with Kenny Werner, Sanford Gold and at Columbia University.
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.
PO Box 720362
Dallas, Texas 75372
William Foley brings over thirty years experience of providing meaningful, provocative entertainment for private and public events. He is available for solo piano concerts, as well as for duos, trios, quartets and quintets. Ensembles can include vocalists, guitar, sax and trumpet as well as the standard trio rhythm section of piano, bass and drums.
Whether you’re hosting an intimate gathering, a wedding gala, 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. Listen to samples of various settings below including TUNES YOU KNOW.
CEREMONY OF INNOCENCE
This solo piano CD showcases William Foley's lyrical and romantic compositions. Unlike much of the new age piano music released over the years these songs have have strong melodic and harmonic movement. They take you on a journey. There are twists and turns, modulations and surprises. Above all, the music is from the heart and soul driven.
STAY WITH ME
Recorded at a live concert this eight piece group performs William Foley's unique pop songs. These pieces defy easy classification. The use of violin, cello and clarinet provides a deep resonant texture for the vocals to dance over. Mixed into the song list are some instrumental songs that could easily be described as movie themes. Included in the package is a DVD with six videos.