LITTLE HOCKING, Ohio (WTAP) - Theo Williams, 19, is gearing up for what he considers one of his biggest accomplishments so far.
He's been invited to perform in the 22nd Annual Tri-C High School Rock Off at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio. The contest provides young musicians and bands from all over the country an opportunity to showcase their talent.
Theo says he's looking forward to it.
"It will be the biggest thing I've ever done," he said.
"Expecting a pretty huge crowd and people my age. I've been playing for a lot of older people in this area with my parents and everything so this is going to be a good thing for me."
Theo's passion for music is a family affair. His father plays the bass and his mother the piano.
"My dad was playing bass in the backyard and my grandmother saw him out there and pushed my mom out there and they made a band together and they've been playing for years," he said.
Theo sings and plays the guitar, bass, and piano. He's currently learning how to play the trumpet.
As he finishes up his last year of high school, he says he hopes to attend college in a big city like New York and continue releasing music.
"I want people to connect with the music that I write emotionally and I want mostly I want people to have a good time I'm a live performer so I always look to make people dance and you know make them feel happy all the time and connect with them."
Last August, he released "Memory," his first full album. He's also released two singles, "Friend Zone" and "Fool I Am." You can find his music on Spotify, iTunes, and Amazon.
He is set to perform in the contest in Cleveland in February. Cash prizes will be given out to the top 3 acts.