"Even as a child, we all show signs of the person we shall one day become. More often than not, it's just a matter of looking out for the presence of excellence in the making which is invariably reflected in an attitude of mind or the adoption of some striking pose that sets one apart from lesser mortals.
I love reading about the lives of famous people, particularly from the world of drama, music and art. The more I learn about such folk, the more I realise the degree of dedication that is required in reaching the top of one's tree and becoming the finest there is in what one does best of all!
My niece Julia Daramy-Williams ( Extreme right) is an ideal example. Although only 25 years old next month, her beauty of face is exceeded only by the superb quality and tone of her angelic voice. She is currently doing vocal studies at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (Based in Glasgow) alongside an internship at the Scottish Institute for Enterprise. She is a soprano of the highest order who'd be guaranteed to get every chair turning in her direction were she ever to go on 'The Voice' just as quickly as she gets every head turning (male and female), whenever she walks into a room. Her sheer sense of presence is wonderful to behold.
Julia is but one of a highly musical and talented family, all of whom entertained the guests at my wedding to Sheila in 2012. As I told my guests then, I never realised that when I hitched my wedding wagon to Sheila's that I was marrying into the Von Trapp Family. Julia, is in short, a woman who will go far. I instinctively feel with every sense of my being how special and rare a talent she has and I believe she will one day become world known for her suprano voice. She is already celebrated in my world and couldn't climb my tree of admiration any higher without becoming part of the clouds above. I can hardly wait until the day she sings on some of the world's most famous stages and I do so hope to see her where she was born to be.I love you lass. You are all that is good and beautiful in this life. Keep true to self and respect both family and music for the rest of your life. Uncle Bill xxx
For those of you who would like to hear her beautiful voice I enclose a recent performance of her backed by a full orchestra. The final 7 minutes of the tape will provide you with a good sample." William Forde: July 14th, 2014. http://youtu.be/t6CcwFQY_08