Hayward Williams is an American singer-songwriter from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.
In 2001 Williams quit school to join the award-winning Milwaukee based band 'Exit', named Wisconsin Band of the Year in 2004, by the Wisconsin Area Music Industry. Lending bass guitar and vocals to the bands' hook-driven pop catalogue, Williams traveled the Midwest circuit and around the country with Exit. In 2002 Williams independently released Manoverboard, a solo project recorded under a pseudonym, which allowed him the opportunity to play solo engagements throughout the region and served as the foundation for Uphill /Downhill, Hayward Williams's 2005 debut.
His latest album, Haymaker (2012) is the result of a Kickstarter project, that was successfully completed in May 2012 (within 24 hours the target amount was reached!).
During recent European tours Williams often plays bass guitar in Jeffrey Foucault's band, after he himself has opened the show with a solo performance.