BILLIE WILLIAMS to Bring Her Unique Blues Sound to The Cutting Room, 9/13

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BILLIE WILLIAMS to Bring Her Unique Blues Sound to The Cutting Room, 9/13

With a unique vocal sound she calls, "Contemporary Blues," Billie Williams has been conquering the nightclub and cabaret rooms of New York City-from the Metropolitan Room and Iridium Jazz Club, to Joe's Pub- and now The Cutting Room on September 13 at 9:30 pm.

Once a teenage vocal sensation in her native Boston (where at 16 she co-founded the country swing band Columbus East), in 2012 Williams came out of a self-imposed retirement and earned a BroadwayWorld.com New York Cabaret Award nomination for "Best Female Debut" for her Metropolitan Room show Fade to Blues. She followed that up in 2013 with a highly praised show at Iridium Jazz Club, The Sound of Blue.

In May, 2014, Williams gave a rousing concert at Joe's Pub, celebrating the release of her new original single Lonely Night in Harlem (https://soundcloud.com/billiewilliamsmusic/lonely-night-in-harlem-billie-williams), inspired by life in her long-time Harlem neighborhood. Now Billie will be bringing her rich and unique blend of blues and contemporary music to another top New York nightclub venue, The Cutting Room, on September 13. Her 9-piece back-up band, complete with a horn section and back-up vocals, comprises a group of consummate professional musicians who have toured with recording artists such as Michael Jackson, Beyonce, P. Diddy, Usher, Sting, Bono, Aretha Franklin, and Eric Clapton just to name a few.

Billie Williams possesses a rich repertoire that includes blues, rock, soul, jazz and country. During her career she has performed with the rock band Mezz and the 8-piece R&B band City Edition, where she shared the stage with R&B legends Wilson Pickett and Sam & Dave.

For tickets to Billie Williams at The Cutting Room, 44 East 32nd St. New York, NY: http://tickets.thecuttingroomnyc.com/event/645907-billie-williams-new-york/

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Stephen Hanks During more than 30 years as a magazine editor/writer, website writer, and book author for a variety of national magazines and websites, Stephen Hanks has written about sports, health and nutrition, parenting, politics, the media, and most recently, musical theater, and cabaret. While by day, Stephen is the Advertising Sales Director for Habitat Magazine (a publication covering life in New York Metro area co-ops and condos), by night he writes reviews and columns about New York City cabaret for BroadwayWorld.com. Stephen also writes feature stories about cabaret for Cabaret Scenes Magazine and CabaretScenes.org. He is also the Board President of Manhattan Musical Theatre Lab, which workshops new musicals in New York City, and he is the founder, producer and director of the Broadway Musical Fantasy Camp, which is a workshop for amateur performers that rehearses and presents staged readings of classic Broadway Musicals. In 2011, Stephen was an Associate Producer for the Off-Broadway show THE FARTISTE. Stephen most recently staged his debut solo cabaret show, "Beyond American Pie: The Don McLean Songbook" at the Metropolitan Room in New York. Please contact Stephen with your comments and questions at: stephenhanks41@gmail.com


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