Michael along with the rest of the group, received gold discs from Sony music in 2012 for the release of the “Up On The Roof”album. Michael's tenure with The Drifters saw him tour with some of the greats including.....A 2008 tour of the U.K. with souldiva "Gloria Gaynor", followed by a 2010 tour of the U.K. with "The Four Tops", "The Temptations" and the "Three Degrees".
In 2015 he again toured the U.K., this time with "Mary Wilson" (of "The Supremes"), "Roberta Flack" and "Dionne Warwick".This tour coincided with therelease of “Stand By Me”The Very Best Of The Drifters an album released by Atlantic Records.Michael had the pleasure of recording the lead vocal on the classic“Stand By Me”originally written and recorded by "Ben E King".
In 2017 Michael was part of a musical that toured up and down the UK called "Stand By Me" which was a tribute to the late great "Ben E King & The Drifters". “Stand By Me”originally written and recorded by "Ben E King".
As of 2018 he has a very sucessful solo career and also works as part of couple of harmony groups touring all over the world.
The beginning of 2019 saw Michael move into television as he was featured as a judge on the second season of the BBCʼs
“AllTogether Now”a British reality television music competition to find new singing talent.Michael has also released two solo albums entitled “Find Your Wings”and “Celebrate With Michael Williams”
2021 Michael is currently working with a new solo album with the Swedish R&B/Soul producer Björn Johansson. T.B.A.
A single "All I Need is a Single Word" was released by Music Shack Records in the beginning of 2020.