2002 BLACK MUSIC AWARD WINNER – FEMALE R&B PERFORMER OF THE YEAR, 2003 BLACK MUSIC AWARD WINNER - R&B FEMALE PERFORMER OF THE YEAR AND BEST R&B RECORDING!!!
VERTICE WILLIAMS; born in “Cow Town” Ft. Worth, TX., raised in “The City of Roses” Pasadena, CA. VERTICE's mother recognized her gift at the tender age of 2. VERTICE was given the microphone sang, "Yes, Jesus Loves Me." VERTICE stood in front of a packed church in Ft. Worth, Texas and sang with the confidence of a future Diva. As VERTICE grew her interest in music broadened. She began taking piano, violin and guitar lessons at the age of 9 and later began to discover her ability to write moving lyrics. Because of VERTICE's rich exposure to art, literature, and life in general, when you listen to VERTICE's vocal styling you can't help but feel the passion, intensity and depth of this woman. You will feel the spiritual depth from her church singing background, her relationship with God, and the soulful sophistication of a well-rounded woman whose life experiences have enriched her artistic expression and creativity.
VERTICE has performed as lead and background singer with various corporate bands like Leroy Ball and the Do Got Band, Chuck Wansley and the Chuck Wansley All Stars and The City Connection Band; variety cover and Christian bands, TLO and the Somebody Loves you Crusade Band of Diamond Bar, California. She has made featured appearances at Universal City Walk, Lunaria Restaurant and Jazz Club of Beverly Hills, The Manhattan Beach Bar & Grill, Mario's Restaurant and Jazz Club in Riverside, California, Shelly's Restaurant and Jazz Club of Rancho Cucamonga, California, the Valley's Smokin’ Johnnie's and The Baked Potato, in Hollywood, CA to name a few. VERTICE has been a regular featured performer at the popular Spaghettini Jazz Grill in Seal Beach, CA. Spaghettini’s is famous for their Who’s Who of top entertainment and Sunday Brunch venue as advertised on Los Angeles station KKWV - 94.7 The Wave. VERTICE has had the opportunity to grace the stages of the Wilshire-Ebell Theatre, Pasadena Civic Auditorium and Quake Stadium where the audiences were in awe of her individualistic style and grace. She has also been blessed to perform for celebrities saxophonist Kenny G., Melissa Manchester, actors and current Governor of California, The Honorable Arnold Schwartzenegger, John Lithgow, actress Dyane Cannon, movie director of Ghost Buster and Animal House fame, Ivan Reitman and Comic Dennis Miller, opened up for Ronnie Laws and recorded with Charles Wright of Express Yourself fame.
VERTICE has worked with Motown Records producer, Leonard Caston on various commercial jingles and recording sessions; Ty-Ln Records Producer Juan Tyus as a session singer and special guest soloist on various album projects. VERTICE has also worked with recording artist Melvin Sanders, Barbara Morrison and top notch musicians like Paul Dozier, Alex Al, Richard Turner, Phil Upchurch and Terry Wollman just to name a few.
The culmination of rich relationships and a rich life has finally opened the door for VERTICE to write, Executive and co-produce her debut CD along with producers William Bryant and Jarrett Michaels. William Bryant has worked with everyone from the legendary Marvin Gaye to George Clinton of Parliament fame, and Jarrett Michaels is the force behind famed Hip/Hop and R&B vocalist, Brandy and the King of Pop himself, Michael Jackson. VERTICE adds her classic feminine touch to this mix and gives you her signature gumbo flavor of everything from Gospel, Pop, Rhythm and Blues to smooth Jazz. So, if you love the sounds of making love, you can’t help but love listening intensely to the sound of VERTICE’s, rich, sultry, silky voice.
For Booking and Information Please Call: (310) 712-6396 or E-Mail: Info@VerticeWilliams.com; Visit Web Sites: www.VerticeWilliams.com
MEMBER OF THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS, LOCAL 47; SAG Eligible