Lenny Williams


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Oakland, California native Lenny Williams possesses one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary music. With his rich, passionate vocal style, he is rightfully regarded as one of R & B’s most influential soul men. Williams began his musical career making records that have subsequently become R & B and Pop classics, tunes like the mega-hit “Cause I love You” (recorded on his solo album) and “So Very Hard To Go’, which he recorded as the lead singer for Tower of Power. Lenny’s style has transcended into the new millennium, influencing many of today’s newest R & B and Pop vocalists. Lenny himself sounds better than ever, and can be heard on his new CD ” Unfinished Business” on LenTom Records.

Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, Lenny moved to Oakland at a very young age. Learning to play the trumpet in elementary school fueled his interest in music. Lenny’s skills as a vocalist were first nurtured by singing in gospel choirs and groups around the Bay Area. He was in good company working alongside up-and-coming artist Sly Stone, Andre Crouch, Billy Preston and members of the Hawkins family, Edwin, Walter and Tremaine.

In 2004 and 2005 Lenny Williams and Kanye West were honored recipients of the BMI song writers award for the song “Over Night Celebrity” recorded by rapper Twista. He has recently shared stages with Aretha Franklin, The Whispers, Rick James, Boney James, Bobby Womack, Ohio Players, Al Green, Usher, K-Ci and JoJo, Alicia Keyes, Anthony Hamilton and Frankie Beverly and Maze. Lenny has also expanded his multi-dimensional career to include acting, starring in several stages plays “Love On Lay Away” starring Deborah Cox, actor Mel Jackson and Martha Wash. He also appeared in “What Men Don’t Tell” starring Kenny Latimore, Shante Moore and Dottie Peoples the hit stage play “When A Woman’s Fed Up”. As an icon of the past and the present, Lenny Williams continues to expand his musical prowess and flex his newly found acting skills. He is sure to continue wowing his fans in the United States and beyond for decades to come.


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