He's been called many things in his short but full life, including titles such as the 'Gentleman of the Bush' , 'The kid from Bourke', 'Young William' and most likely a few profanities. William is most at home when close to a river and surrounded by the plants and animals that bring life to this country. He has always had a love for history and knowing about what life was like back when people stashed all their savings in their bed mattresses instead of the banks. Like many musicians, music is a way that William can communicate his experience of life in song, though he often finds the words of others to be valuable for telling stories of love gone wrong, living on the road, and working in the sun. So for William, folk songs are the perfect coupling of his twin loves of history and story-telling song. If heart touching (breaking) tales from the Appalachian mountains interest you, or the stories told through early Australian and American country music get your heart pumping, then perhaps William Alexander is your man.'