William Knudsen is the lead singer and creator of the Fort Collins Band the Ugly Architect. He is shifting the design from a solo act and adding new members. The Ugly Architect configuration is to add and subtract members that are accessible in the proximity of the surroundings. with William being the only consistent member of the band. William took this idea on the road for a US tour. In each city, he played with the local musicians and designed new structures within the frameworks of his songs. Each song he writes has an intricate sketch like a blueprint, and need a variety of musicians to make it complete. That tour ended, but William was not ready to stop creating this masterpiece.
He found himself at a crux after the tour and knew the Ugly Architect was just the groundwork he wanted to build. He seeks to keep the momentum of the summer going all year long.
What happens to the Ugly Architect next? A remodel of sorts, yet all the fixtures of this version have become permanent:
- Bob Shipton – Bass
- Thomas Wentz- Violin
- Preston Charlesworth Rice- Percussion
- William Knudsen – Singer-Songwriter/Guitar
William is creating a bounty of songs and original versions of the band. Roving musicians will still join the group from time to time. The Architects will carry on the spontaneity that is the core of the band. They have just expanded beyond a solo act. Now Ugly Architect is a full band. There are a newness and an explosion of energy going on between them. They are set to record a full LP by mid-year.
Also, pop-ups as the mood strike them.
Special thanks to the Merchant Room for hosting the video and photo shoot.