Stevie Wonder Celebrity Lookalike impersonator
He was born in San Lorenzo (California) in 1969 into a musically inclined family. He had no idea that his life would so closely parallel the life of Stevie Wonder. At the age of 9 Steven was accepted into the prestigious San Francisco Boys Chorus, he performed with the chorus until the age of 12. During his years with the San Francisco Boys Chorus, he had the opportunity to perform at major functions across the United States including The White House Christmas special during President Carter’s Administration in 1978. At the age of 12 he was diagnosed with a rare eye disorder, Retinitis pigmentosa. At this time, he was informed that he would be blind by his mid-twenties. Although the physician’s diagnosis came true, just as Stevie Wonder, he would not allow this to hold him back. Being born into a family with strong Southern Baptist roots did not hurt at all, his grandmother born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi was a popular gospel vocalist in her own right. Traveling in the circle of gospel greats such as Mahalia Jackson, David & Delores Winan, her musical influence was passed down to her daughter and subsequently to her grandson. The vocal ability that was nurtured by his family since the age of 9 years old brought itself to the forefront. Tapping into this talent and his other senses, He soon became an accomplished vocalist and musician of his own. While in college, he majored in vocal Arts and minored in Stage Craft, during this time he performed in several University level musicals such as Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, and Fiddler on the Roof, to name a few. Graduating from Cal Berkley in 1992 he set out to pursue his musical career. From 1992 to 1994 he worked as a session vocalist at the renowned Fantasy Studios in Berkley, California. Shortly after this time he found himself fronting a popular Hard Rock group from the San Francisco Bay area by the name of Legion where he shared the stage with such names as Gregg Allman, Peter Criss, Jefferson Starship and White Snake and many more. During the late nineties he found himself on the other side of the Pacific in Australia where he was a cast member in the on stage musical Soul Train, which was a Tribute to 60’s and 70’s R&B. Upon his return to the States, not being able to stay away from the stage for very long, he auditioned for and got the position as lead vocalist in a Casino show band called “Memphis Rising”. Memphis Rising was an R&B review celebrating the music of Stacks Records, this show was quite successful performing in Las Vegas for several years. hi show is a remarkable tribute that celebrates the career of one of America’s musical icons, Stevie Wonder. The show is guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages and cultures. His portrayal of Stevie Wonder is nothing short of remarkable! It is amazing to witness him as Stevie Wonder for you will surely get lost in the resemblance. Will the real Stevie Wonder Please Stand Up.