Dwele

Adult contemporary R&B singer/songwriter/producer Dwele grew up on Detroit's west side, listening to soul music from Motown visionaries Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye as well as jazz on the radio. Born Andwele Gardner, he began writing songs at the age of ten, after his father was murdered outside his home, and attended Cody High in Detroit. Dwele spent a year studying music at Wayne State but then opted for an informal education, making music at his home while living in Dearborn and working for AAA. His demo tape, 1998's The Rize, made waves around the Motor City, and he spent time collaborating with Detroit hip-hop group Slum Village and Philadelphia rapper Bahamadia. Signed to Virgin on the strength of his songwriting and performance skills, Dwele released Subject in mid-2003 and cemented his appeal with European audiences (he was a favorite on Gilles Peterson's influential Radio 1 program) with a tour that summer. His second album, Some Kinda..., followed in 2005 and reached the Top 10 of the R&B chart. A couple years later, he provided the hook on Kanye West's hit single "Flashing Lights" and signed to Koch/eOne to release Sketches of a Man (2008) and W.ants W.orld W.omen (2010). Both albums maintained the singer's streak of Top Ten R&B albums. Greater Than One (2012), also released on eOne, featured some of his breeziest, most pleasing grooves.

The Gerry Williams Band

GERRY (pronounced "GARY") WILLIAMS

Musician, Songwriter and Producer, Gerry Williams is an artist which embodies what the term "Artist" truly means. The combination of musical skills and talents is what makes Gerry Williams a mastermind in his craft. He is a talented vocalist, pianist, percussionist and vibraphonist. On Stage, he blows away the crowd with his vibraphone and timbalino solos, while bringing the audience to life with his gospel rooted vocals and talent on the keys. With influences such as Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Al Green, Johnny Guitar Watson and Prince. Gerry Williams is known for his powerful performances and memorable moments.

The Gerry Williams Band is a cross between Funk, Soul, R&B JamBand with a unique mixture of theatrics, improvisation and orchestration.

The music arrangements and Lyrics are all by Gerry Williams, with the exception of cover tunes by Johnny Guitar Watson and Stevie Wonder. The music is blended with funky melodies and high energy rhythm and horn arrangements. The screaming horn section fill up the room, rhythmic percussion keeps the flow while the drummer holds the groove. The bass and electric guitars keep it funky all the time. On Stage, The Gerry Williams Band connects with the audience by luring them into a zone each time. This band is a crowd pleaser that knows how to connect with their audience. With one main objective..To entertain from start to end.

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Dwele with The Gerry Williams Band

Tuesday, May 21 · 8:00 PM at The Beacham

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