(HUDSON, N.Y.) – The Revelations featuring Tré Williams returns to Club Helsinki Hudson on Saturday, May 19, 2012, at 9pm. The group’s sound marries the grit of the streets to the midnight blues of the rural South, the rawness of Stax and propulsive drive of Motown. The Revelations’ live shows have been compared to the live revues of James Brown or Ike and Tina Turner.
Ever since Tré Williams left the South for New York City, his searing baritone has enraptured those from Harlem’s Amateur Night at the Apollo to rap’s seasoned veterans. His silk and gravel tone recalls that of David Ruffin and Johnnie Taylor. Williams’s soul-shaking sound landed him a record contract with hip-hop icon Nas, and then he was the first R&B male singer signed to Roc-a-fella Records.
The Revelations also features bandmate Rell Gaddis, who has worked with a virtual who’s who of urban music, including Mary J. Blige, Kanye West, and Dr. Dre. Rell also released a few singles of his own, including the club anthem “Love For Free,” and wrote the title track to Usher’s Here I Stand. Rell has now combined forces with Williams to lend his tenor baritone and proven pen to The Revelations.
The Revelations band includes guitarist Wes Mingus (Leela James), drummer Gintas Janusonis (Erykah Badu), bassist Josh Werner (Matisyahu), keyboardist Borahm Lee (Lauryn Hill) and legendary arranger and multi-instrumentalist Patrick Adams.