Following three decades of working with the creme de la creme of the reggae world, Winston Williams aka Horseman steps into the spotlight in November 2014 with his Prince Fatty produced album 'Dawn Of The Dread’ on Mr Bongo.
As fearsome a drummer as he is an MC, Horseman has worked with musicians and producers Tippa Irie, Max Romeo, Gregory Isaacs, Sugar Minott, Jah Shaka, Mad Professor, Barrington Levy, Eeka Mouse and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with John Holt - to name but a few - most recently performing with Hollie Cook and Prince Fatty. It was while playing with renouned outfit The Ruff Cut Band he met producer and long term colaborater Mike 'Prince Fatty' Pelanconi. "I was hired for a live drum session for a group called The Amahrics about 2003 and there's this skinny white guy on the desk. I'm asking around "who's that?" and everyone's just "That's Mike". It was the tightest session I'd worked on, the drums were set up so well they sounded great before they were even mic'ed”. "I didn't see him again until a few years later at a session at the Fish Market Studio for Little Roy in Willesden Green in 2006-2007 when the door creaked open and it was Mike. He said to me he was setting up a soundsystem called Prince Fatty and I've been on board ever since. He just gets it right every time. He doesn't have a sound, it's THE sound”.
Music is in Horseman’s blood and comes from a musical lineage. His father had a soundsystem and his mother Eureka Icelyn Barnes, aka “Miss Girlie”, was a singer who recorded with Laurel Aitkins and Palmer Dice back in the late 50’s early 60’s. Her records are collectable today.
A big personality maybe, but there's not an ego to match, Horseman's ethos is one to spread love. "If my music brings joy into someone's life then that's my aim, its there to make people happy. I'm not in competition with anyone, music shouldn't be competitive, I'm just me doing my thing".