Sharrie Williams & The Wiseguys

Saturday 20 April 2019

Now nicknamed ‘The Princess of Rockin’ Gospel Blues’, Sharrie Williams began singing in the church choir at age six. By the time she was twelve, she had begun recording and touring. After she joined the house band at a club called Wiseguys, they quickly evolved into Sharrie Williams & The Wiseguys. In addition to regular gigs at some renowned Chicago clubs the band started touring extensively, both within and outside of the United States. Williams is known for her smoky voice with which she sings a unique style of the blues, mixed with gospel and rock. Influenced by big singers such as Billie Holiday, Koko Taylor, and Tina Turner, Williams has collaborated with a wide range of artists and recorded five albums so far.