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Burt "Bubba" Wilson / About This Artist

Artist Details and Stats:

Hometown: Orlando, FL

Label: Applehead Music

Management: Burt Wilson

Website: www.burtwilson.net

Genre: Comedy

#1
Comedy charts for Orlando, FL
  • 9,042
    Total Fans
  • 10,986
    Profile Views
  • 223
    Recent Plays
  • 702
    Widget Hits

Biography:

Bubba "Whoopass" Wilson was born Donald Burton Wilson Jr. in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he began honing his musical and comedic skills at an early age. After graduating from high school in the seventies, he was one of the founding members of Clutch, the phenomenal 50s &60s-type show band, which toured extensively nationwide. Clutch was very widely known across the Southeast, and especially here in Florida. It was also during this time when the character of "Bubba" began taking shape.

During the 1980s, Burt created, scored, and produced the musical shows that were the cornerstone of the Showbiz Pizza Place chain, nationally. He also provided the loveable voice of “Fatz the Gorilla.” His combination of creativity, musical talent, and comedy delighted children and adults alike.

In 1984, the New Orleans World Fair opened -- with the theme song, "Mardi Gras City”, written by none other than Burt. His original song triumphed over compositions written by thousands of songwriters internationally, including people such as Dr. John, Aaron Neville, and Allan Toussaint. Actually, Burt had written two songs for the contest, and BOTH songs won -- being awarded 1st AND 2nd place, respectively.

By the early 1990s, Universal Studios, Florida, was the recipient of Burt's skills, where he was one of their showcase talents, singing and arranging music for the well-loved acapella group, "The Hollywood Hi-Tones." And, it was also here that Burt revived the character of "Bubba," to much success -- so much so that the character became the inspiration for the acapella country group,"The Country Review and Bubba Too."

In 2003, Burt (long-time, die-hard Beatles fan) entered his song “Southern Girl” into the nationally recognized John Lennon Songwriting Competition, and he was honored to receive “Best Runner-Up” in the Pop Category.

For the over 12 years, Burt has been a musician, comedian, and an integral part of the Monsters of the Morning, the #1 hit show during the 6 a.m.-11.a.m. slot on Real Radio, 104.1 Orlando, and heard nationwide on XM SATELLITE RADIO, Channel 152. There on the Monsters, he has been stretching his comedic legs as the character we have come to know and love as Bubba "Whoopass" Wilson, resident Cajun-Florida Redneck. He daily presents unique and humorous outlooks on life in a segment called "Correct Me If I'm Wrong," as well as writing, producing, arranging, and performing over 2,000 original songs (to date) for the show. Despite his reputation of being "slow on the uptake" (or possibly BECAUSE of that fact), "Bubba” has been a source of much amusement for both the listeners of the show AND his co-workers alike. But, behind all of his best efforts is always Burt "Bubba" Wilson's heart-felt desire to entertain and provide laughter to those he comes into contact with, whether it be over the airwaves, or in person.

Press:

"a very funny comedy songwriter who has the greatest name of all time ...for a boxer"
Bill Burr - On Monster of the Morning 104.1-Orlando,FL.

“Okay, I freely admit this is a shameless plug for a good friend of mine, but I'm justifying it because it was my idea to plug him here, not his (really!). Please check out a very talented, funny, creative (and did I mention "funny"?) friend of mine, Mr. Burt "Bubba WhoopAss" Wilson. He's been writing music and performing for over 30 years, and I just wanted you guys to check him out. Some of you (okay, probably most of you) may better know him as the voice of "Fatz The Gorilla" from the Rock-Afire Explosion band at the old Showbiz Pizza Place. He wrote almost all of the original muss for that band, and arranged the covers they performed which were then used to program the robots which entertained/terrified an entire generation of children and adults for a good 20 years! ”
Paul Smith - http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/the-musical-stylings-of-burt-bubba-whoopas

"For over 12 years, Burt has been a musician, comedian, and was an integral part of the Monsters of the Morning, the #1 hit show during the 6 a.m.-11.a.m. slot on Real Radio, 104.1 Orlando, and heard nationwide on XM SATELLITE RADIO, Channel 152. There on the Monsters, Wilson has stretched his comedic legs as the character we have come to know and love as Bubba “Whoopass” Wilson, resident Cajun-Florida Redneck. He has presented his unique and humorous outlooks on life in a segment called “Correct Me If I’m Wrong,” as well as writing, producing, arranging, and performing over 2,000 original songs (to date) for the show. “Bubba” has been a source of much amusement for both the listeners of the show AND his co-workers alike. But, behind all of his best efforts is always Burt “Bubba” Wilson’s heart-felt desire to entertain and provide laughter to those he comes into contact with, whether it be over the airwaves, or in person."
Spacecoastdaily,com

" I've shared the stage with Bubba many times and just as many I have been an audience member. There is no other entertainer in the Orlando area that can have as much fun with the audience as he does. Bubba is an excellent musician, songwriter, and most of all entertainer!
Micheal Ray and Jeff Hurst

“Wilson was only scheduled to play at the bar for two hours, but stayed and entertained the crowd for over three hours.”
Katie Sartoris - A Nightcap with Katie

“I love his personality and the way he interacts with the crowd... He’s just such a down to earth good guy.”
Bill Alcock - Winner's Circle, Lakeland, FL - Owner

"Bubba Whoopass Wilson, the longer the musical genius plays, the more the crowd wants to drink."
Russ Rollins - Real Radio 104.1

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