Christopher Williams


Christopher Williams

Bandname ACCEPT
Country Germany
Genre Metal

Pearl Products

Masters Maple Reserve
Eliminator Redline
Mimic Pro
Product Configuration

Pearl Masters Maple Reserve in#359 Twilight Burst finish:

  • 10x7 Tom
  • 12x8 Tom
  • 14x6.5 Beaded Phosphor Bronze Snare
  • 14x6.5 Free Floating Phosphor Bronze snare
  • 16x14 Floor Tom
  • 18x16 Floor Tom
  • 20x14 Bass Drum on legs
  • 22x18 Bass Drum

Hardware: Pearl, including Dr513c ICON rack.

Pedals: Pearl Redline Eliminator belt drive (blue cam)

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Christopher Williams was born to be a drummer. After wearing out several toy drum kits, pots and pans, he finally received a proper set of drums at age ten. Four months later he made his live debut performing in the school talent show.

Throughout high school, Williams drummed for several rock, jazz, metal, funk and blues groups, as well as the Greenville South Carolina Youth Orchestra. In 2004 he toured the United States as a member of the Carolina Gold Drum & Bugle Corps. Christopher won a gold medal during the annual Individual & Ensemble competition and retained the title until 2006. Since 2008 he has been based in Nashville, Tennessee where he has built a strong reputation within the music community. 

During his school years, Williams was able to study with Paul Riddle of the Marshall Tucker band, Dr. Gary Robinson, Brian Tinkle of the Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps, Ed Shaughnessy, Jim Chapin, and Elvin Jones.

During April of 2015 it was announced that Christopher would join the legendary heavy metal band Accept. Since then the group has played hundreds of shows in more than fifty countries around the world. Christopher has received global media attention, being featured in magazines and press since joining the band. When possible he performs, records, and tours with other artists & bands in a variety of genres. 

Some of the Artists/Groups he has worked with include: Gene Simmons Ace, Frehley, Accept, Andrew W.K,. Rex Brown, Derek St Holmes, John Corabi, Kaato, Mick Mars, Blackfoot, Lee Greenwood, Kid Rock, Peter Stroud,  HER, A Thousand Horses, members of: Parliament Funkadelic, The Rolling Stones, KISS, Slaughter, Cinderella, David Bowie, Rod Stewart, Alice Cooper, Steppenwolf…With new tours, sessions and musical projects on the horizon, Christopher Williams shows zero signs of slowing down.