Hotter than july
A Stevie Wonder Tribute Band
Members/ Military/First Responders/City & County Employes: $31.50
Students: no discount
Emma Kelly Theater
"In honor of the man, we believe is one of the most incredible and complete recording artists of all time, the Hotter Than July is a Stevie Wonder Tribute Band, a high energy, soulful group of talented and experienced musicians. Led by professional musician Gerry Williams, an unbounded vocalist and percussionist who brings funk on the keys, this is a band you con't help but get on your feet and groove ta. Backed by rhythm and horns and performing Stevie's greatest hits from Sign Sealed Delivered to I Wish, this band knows how to entertain a crowd!"
Stevie Wonder is portrayed by the incredible Gerry Williams, an industry veteran vocal coach with a background in artist development that garnered him the reputation as the 'boy band guy' since the onset of the pop groups that emerged in the mid 90's.
A 25 year industry veteran vocal coach, music producer, remixer, and composer with an international client base. Working from Orlando, Florida, his work in artist development has garnered him the reputation as the 'boy band guy' since the onset of the pop groups that emerged in the mid 90's. Several of his vocal students have gone on to achieve highest professional goals within the music industry, including winning Grammy’s and Dove Awards. The list of talent includes Mandy Moore, Jordan Knight (New Kids on the Block), Jeff Timmons (98 Degrees), Bryan Abrams (Color Me Badd), Chris Kirkpatrick (N’Sync) Francesca Battistelli, Candice Accola, Blanca Elaine Callahan, New District, Aaron Carter, Jean Rodriguez, Jump5, N’Sync, Giselle Bellas, TLC, US5, LFO, C'Note, PYT, and Thalia, Solid Harmony, Natural, Cymcole and many more.
Gerry has also been featured as a vocal coach on reality TV shows, such as Mission Man Band and Big in America. He has produced music and written songs for Jordan Knight, C’Note, Salerah, Aleche, and has remixed for Jennifer Lopez, Celine Dion, Craig David, Justin Timberlake, Carlos Santana. He has scored music featured in films, television shows, and commercials, including Mcdonalds, Coca-cola, The Young and the Restless, Real World, Mama’s Boy, Mixology, Jenny Jones Show, Hyvee, Auto Nation and Paris. Also for organizations/events such as the NBA and 2008 Olympics. Over the course of his career, he has had the opportunity to work hands on with major record labels, including Warner, Universal, Atlantic, Sony, Columbia, Epic, EMI, A&M, and Jive.
In addition, Gerry is a talented vocalist, keyboardist, percussionist and vibraphonist. On stage, Gerry blows away the crowd with his vibraphone and timbalito solos and brings 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 is known for his powerful performance, off the stage he is a gentle, humble, warm spirit who is the first to offer a helping hand.