William Prince is a storytelling singer/songwriter from Peguis First Nation who sidesteps clichés to provoke thought and facilitate discovery. His baritone vocals pay tribute to his late father and his genuine delivery acknowledges the hundreds of hours he’s spent on stage. Prince’s debut album, produced by long time collaborator Scott Nolan, was released in December 2015,
A recent alumni of the tri-annual Planet IndigenUS Music Festival, Prince was named the 2014 Aboriginal Songwriter of the Year at the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards (newly named Indigenous Music Awards).
His lead single “The Carny” was featured as Manitoba Music’s Download of the Week and he has been featured in numerous showcases for Manitoba Music, Aboriginal Music Program and the Winnipeg Folk Festival. The Carny currently sits in the Sirius XM National Aboriginal Music Countdown Top 40 (Produced by NCI FM).
Prince is also a veteran to the APTN Aboriginal Day Live stage performing every year since 2011. His performances still garner rotation on APTN’s Solstice Concert Series.
Writing songs since the age of thirteen, he produced and played all the instruments on his father Ed Prince’s acclaimed gospel album “…it’s Supper Time” at the age of fifteen. The two went on two record two more albums “On Christmas Day” and “Won’t That Be A Morning!” for Arbor Records and Sunshine Records, respectively, in Winnipeg.
Prince gained nationwide attention writing music for a CMT reality show and later went on to write songs for Jason Kirkness’ debut album Life On The Road, which scored three top 20 singles on Canadian country radio.
To this day, he is still an active member of the First Nations supergroup Indian City. Their albums Supernation and Colors have received international acclaim and numerous Indigenous Music Awards.