It was the deep, rumbling bass-like vocals of Barry White that made him a leading name in the 60s and 70s. Over the course of a career that stretched out until his death in 2003, Barry was the Grammy award-winning superstar behind such hits as "You're the First, the Last, My Everything", 'Never Gonna Give You Up', "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe" and many more. He collaborated with the likes of The Four Tops and Marvin Gaye.
It takes a brave man to present the hits of Barry White, and a braver one still to pose as the great soul singer. But William Hicks' act captures the feel and talent of Barry White with great accuracy. Creating compelling stage shows, William brings one of the most exciting tribute acts in the United Kingdom to stages across the country. He recreates the mesmeric musical journey of the musical master in an intimate and honest way. It is a celebration of the work of a world-renowned musician and maestro.
William's powerful voice gives audiences that same spine-tingling feeling that once enthralled revellers at the legendary soul singer's concerts. Creating a spectacle, much like a Barry White show itself, William provides an authentic, exciting version of one of soul's favourite superstars. Whether you want guests on the dance floor or tapping their feet at their tables, William Hicks is the perfect performer to make that happen.
He can sneak into the background for cultured occasions and special events such as award ceremonies, gala dinners and wedding. Whatever the occasion, William provides an upbeat soundtrack to send your guests delirious. There are few tribute acts that have the same talent and likeness to their chosen act.
William Hicks, however, has a more emotional connection to the late star. He plays with a passion and energy that shows his affection for a singer who shook the world. William's most popular arrangement features a backing band,which includes a pianist, a drummer, a guitarist and backing singers. He is also able to appear as a solo vocalist with a backing track. Either set up makes him popular as wedding entertainment and party entertainment.