Paul Alexander Williams (AKA Sweet P) was born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island. He started gigging in local bars and night clubs at the age of 19. By the age of 23, he had played guitar in the nine piece show band- "Pain & Pure Pleasure"; and he had served an apprenticeship in "Brotherhood", -a jazz quartet that featured band leader Richard Lee on the B3 organ and vocalist Candy Brown.
Subsequently, he met the late George (Coots) Thomas who brought him into the "Providence Spiritual Singers" gospel group. Eventually, Sweet P formed his own blues trio in which he became the lead singer. Along the way, he has also performed with wedding bands and at recording studio sessions. More recently, he has been acting, singing and playing guitar-performing onstage, in theatrical productions.
A glimpse into Sweet P's history: · Started teaching himself to play guitar at age fifteen · Received instruction from the late Jimmy McCann - legendary guitarist from Albany, NY · Studied with Frank Potenza.and George Thomas · Reads music and chord charts
With a love and natural feel for many genres, Sweet P is a versatile performer, available for clubs, private parties, corporate functions, bringing professionalism and experience to every playing situation.