Lem “Drummagician” Williams
Lemuel D. Williams was born in 1983 in Denver, CO. Influenced by his parents who are both musically talented, he began playing the drums at the age 7 without any training. Shortly after picking up his first pair of drum sticks, Lem started playing for his grandfather’s church (Greater Mount Olive). By the age of 10, Lem was able to quickly learn a song and play it accurately. This skill propelled him into his craft and the energetic drummer he is today. His nickname is the “Drummagician”, which was given to him by his audience members.
In 1995, he relocated from his original church home to his current church home Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church. During this time, a local Gospel newspaper recognized him as one of the top five best drummers in the Park Hill area. In the coming years, Lem would have a myriad of drumming opportunities. He has traveled to Chicago, Atlanta, and New York to play for churches. He enjoys a very busy performing schedule, and is involved in many different music scenes, such as jazz, rhythm and blue, soul, pop, gospel and theater. He has played for Sheryl Renee, Michael Williams, Mean of Faith Gospel quartet, Lenny Kravits Tribute Band, Summer Jam Concerts (Frankie J), Kollaboration Band and many others. The very first show ever at The Shadow Theater in 2008, he was a part of the band. Lem has performed at numerous venues in Colorado, such as Jazz @ Jack’s, Herman’s Hideaway, QTO’s Pub in Littleton, Salida’s Fourth of July celebration, Keystone’s Jazz festival, and a number of others.
Lem currently is the drummer for the band Chase N the Dream and the Denver Mass Choir. He also plays twice a month at Jazz @ Jack’s Tribute to the Legends show with Sheryl Renee. His videos can be found on YouTube, with his artistic rendition of “Rock with You” by the late great Michael Jackson being a fan favorite. The drummers that are influential to him consist of; Tony Royster Jr., Ronald Bruner Jr., Eric Moore II, Teddy Campbell and Dennis Chambers. Lem is the son of Lemuel P. Williams III and Antionette Morgan. Of the seven children, five boys and two girls, Lem is the second oldest. His older brother is currently serving our country in Afghanistan. He also has two beautiful children Isaiah and Aiyanna Williams.