Karen & Rick: Karickter (Karen & Rick) is a jazz-R&B duo of female vocal and guitar that provide smooth, sophisticated music for weddings, corporate events, lounges, cruises, and private parties throughout the Tri-State area.
Karickter performs live over their own studio recordings of piano, guitar, bass, and drums that have been commissioned by the duo and performed by a selection of talented musicians. The result is a unique, dynamic sound that has the fullness and energy of a six-piece band while still retaining all the intimacy and versatility of a duo.
You have waited patiently: ...for her return and yes, it's been a long time coming; in fact, it's been years. You have remained on her mind and in her heart. And now . . . without further ado, she's back with a vengeance - - the Award Winning Songstress and Queen of Smooth on indie label, V-Records - - VERTICE WILLIAMS!!!
While away, Vertice continued performing in public venues and establishing many beautiful musical relationships with the best-of-the best in the industry. One of these many musical relationships with the awesome and amazing saxophonist, Will Donato, led to an introduction to Billboard Jazz Instrumentalist and multi-talented singer, songwriter and guitarist, Steve Oliver. Vertice and Steve became fast friends and collaborators on Vertice's long awaited sophomore CD entitled, "All Good."
Vertice never stopped warming the hearts of many and continues to light up every stage she performs on, whether jazz festivals, concert venues or private events. If you've been paying attention, then you've had the opportunity to see her perform at Humphrey's in San Diego, Spaghettini Jazz Grill in Seal Beach, the Wilshire-Ebell Theater in Los Angeles, Pasadena Civic Auditorium, the historic Baked Potato in Hollywood, The Getty Center in Brentwood and many other venues. Vertice has also had the privilege of sharing the stage with saxophonist Kenny G., Melissa Manchester, actors and former Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, John Lithgow, Dyan Cannon, movie director of the original Ghostbusters and Animal House fame, Ivan Reitman, Comic Dennis Miller, opened up for Ronnie Laws and recorded with Charles Wright of "Express Yourself" fame, Motown Records producer, Leonard Caston, Steve Oliver, Will Donato, Fattburger, Terry Wollman, Patrick Yandall, Darryl Williams, Barbara Morrison, Alex Al, Phil Upchurch just to name a few.
When Vertice isn't singing, performing, recording or writing a song, she's sharing her talents and skills as a savvy, licensed, full-service Realtor and investor in her State and serves her local community as the Singing Realtor!