Williams was born October 1971 in
Daytona Beach, Florida. He enrolled in Bethune-Cookman College, but
dropped out at age 21 and moved to Yonkers, New York to further his
career. He made an appearance on "Amateur Night at the Apollo" in
2001 and was later was invited to sing on the title track of Petey
Pablo's album, "Diary of a Sinner: 1st Entry". In 2005,
Williams appeared on the track "I-95" on rap group The L.O.X.'s
mixtape "Peer Pressure", earning him notice in hip-hop
magazine The Source. Williams also put the track on his mixtape, "The
Street Gospel". Then, in 2006, Williams was featured on "Let
There Be Light" on Ill Will Records founder Nas' album, "Hip Hop
The Revelations featuring Tre Williams
"Deep Soul (EP)" (Decision 2008)
1. Stay Free
"The Bleeding Edge" (Traffic Ent. 2009)
1. Stay Free
**** A rarity these days. An actual classic Soul-styled group rather just a singer. Of course vocalist Tre Williams does receive additional billing. This tight set features all live instruments, plenty sweaty Rhythm And Blues and old school soul arrangements. "Everybody Knows" was the big hit off this album. (The Revelations recorded one more album with Williams ("Concrete Blues") before continuing on without Williams for the decent "The Cost Of Living". Meanwhile Williams went straight into modern Southern Soul on his very successful "Chocolate Soul" in 2017).
"Concrete Blues" (Nia 2011)
1.Something's Got To Give 03:38
****1/2 Excellent follow up to "Bleeding Edge". Tre Williams and the Revelations launch another vessel carrying organic Rhythm & Blues manned by living, breathing, sentient beings. Highlights include Ronnie Lovejoy's "Until You Get Enough Of Me" and the hit "I Gotta Have It" featuring Vick Allen. The thick, bass heavy mix is rather hypnotic. A truly great record.
"Chocolate Soul" (Advantage 2017)
1 I'm Gon Get over
**** Tre Williams was the lead singer for The Revelations that made two critically-acclaimed Soul albums...but for whatever reason Williams has gone the Southern Soul route but it's another success all the same. There's a plethora of hits here. "Put Those Cups Up", "3 Rounds", "B.Y.O.B Party" and "Caught In The Middle". Those hoping for all live instruments like The Revelations' albums may be disappointed but the album features a reasonable amount of live instruments because as I've said before this market prefers synth horns. That said synth horns have come a very long way. It sure sounds like real horns on "3 Rounds". (As a footnote the Revelations have continued on without Williams).