Return Of The Saint *Alphonso Williams*

ABOUT ALPHONSO WILLIAMS

Alphonso Williams was born on 20 July 1962, the youngest of 12 children in Detroit, Michigan. His father, Archie Williams, was a well-known Baptist preacher. From a small age onwards, Alphonso Williams spent not only the Sundays, but also a large part of his spare time in the church, where he came into contact with music very early. He sang with his siblings Michico, Charles, Johnny-Maine, Linda and Matilda in the Gospelchor. Well-known musicians and singers from friendly and neighboring communities, a. Aretha Franklin, visited the worship services. From his home in Hecla Street to the Motown studio of Berry Gordy Jr. on the West Grand Boulevard, Alphonso often walked and sat there, while there were well-known soul sizes. After a successful degree at the Murry Right Highschool, Alphonso began a GI career with the US Army and was transferred to the Lucius D. Clay-Kaserne in 1980, after Garlstedt (near Bremen). His service ended in 1983. He met his present wife, Manuela, together they have two children. Even during his time in Germany, the music was his constant companion. Thus he made the balancing act between gospel and pop music and sang u.a. Also in the dance and show band of his mother-in-law. Also her first son, Raphael Williams, who was born in Oldenburg in 1987, came early to the music and was already sitting as a small boy on the drums of his grandfather. In the school band of the KGS Rastede, his talent as a beatboxer and rapper was recognized and promoted. From their passion Alphonso and Raphael founded the duo “Father & Son”. Later, the radio station Bremen4 drew attention to the duo and recorded them in their program at many events. They successfully participated in various singing competitions together, but also as single artists, such as “Fehmarn sucht den Inselstar”, “TV-Total” (Pro7), “Das Supertalent” & “Deutschland sucht den Superstar” (RTL), “My Name “” Hot Banditoz “,” Monrose “,” Daniel Lopes “, and” The World’s Greatest “(RTL 2), etc., performed in the pre-program of the” Hermes House Band “,” Vulture Draft “,” Revolverhelden ” , A .. You continue to support various youth and children’s projects.

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