Monday, September 20, 2010

The Incomparable Ricky Williams and Song Stylist Shantel Baker

Rick Williams
Ricky has enjoyed performing in many of the upscale clubs & restaurants in South Florida. He's appeared with bands and as a single performing the songs he's created track by track independently including covers and originals. The Forge, an icon on Miami Beach was his home for eleven years, one of the longest running shows in South Florida. He has performed at the Seminole Hardrock Casino & Hotel in Hollywood, Florida on numerous occasions. As a singer & songwriter, his mix of Smooth Jazz, R&B and Soul has stirred deep feelings among his fans who keep coming back for more. He has performed before such stars as Don King, Rick James, Barry Gibb, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson & Prince while they were dining. Brought up in New York City, proved to be fertile ground for his music. Blind since 6 years old, he started his career at 9 on the drums, then began playing the piano at 14 with lessons from blind artist Valerie Capers. The genesis of his music career was really blessed when he was booked at such notable clubs as The Village Gate in Greenwich Village, The New Cotton Club and many after hour clubs in New York City. To his many credits, he wrote “Misty Morning” for Ollie Woodson’s album, one of the original Temptations. He played Clavinet for Super Star Bennie King for his album “Super Natural”. Ricky has played with Bette Midler, Peter Niro, Roy Ayers, Sister Sledge, and he did a commercial with Luther Vandross. Ricky was at Electric Lady Studio during the recording of many of Stevie Wonders compositions and played on Stevie Wonders Soundbook. He was also in the studio during the recording of Superstition. Today Ricky is still consulting with Stevie on the latest technology for blind musicians which they both use. One of Ricky’s favorite programs which he recently introduced to Stevie is Logic. 

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Shantel Baker
The extraordinary vocals of Shantel Baker have captured the attention of everyone within earshot since she first began singing in her church choir. She continued to singing all the way through her college years. After Shantel graduated from Florida International University, she expanded her singing career by performing with local bands, and entering beauty and talent competitions, which lead to and performances in nightclubs across the United States and numerous European countries.
Shantel received widespread industry recognition with the release of her first 12- inch hit single "Crazy Over You". In 1985, Shantel recorded another hit, "Love Attack, " which climbed the R&B Billboard Singles charts. Later that same year she recorded, "Running Around," produced by Lewis Martinee, which became a crossover hit in the Latin market. Shantel made national attention again with famous dance craze "The Glide." video was produced and aired on B.E.T., Black Entertainment Television. Most recently, Shantel has traveled worldwide as the lead vocalist of the "40th Anniversary Supremes" group. Shantel has captured the attention of Underground House audiences with here release in 1995 record "Pain" produced, produced by Murk Records, and "Real Love," produced by George Acosta.
Shantel's musical attributes range from vocals and choreography to producing.
Shantel’s distinctive sound has opened doors, performing as opening act for such national performers as Johnny Taylor, Shirley Murdock, Roger Zapp, Club Vouveau, Howard'Hewitt, Julio Iglesias and the Manhattans.

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