The Invisible Orphans are New England’s fastest growing blues sensation. High energy, tasty, get up and dance, rockin’ blues, that is. Initially, the band started as a live outlet for Kevin Williams’ solo album, “Hollywood Endings” that featured warm vocals, hook-laden tunes, and tasty guitar licks. It was this solo debut that earned Williams a nod from Uber Pro Audio calling him, “Rhode Island’s best kept secret,” in 2010. After a few months of playing together, it soon became clear that this power trio clearly had a mind—and a sound—of its own. Williams, retaining the role of primary song writer, started churning out classic sounding blues originals like, “Bourbon by the Bedside,” and “Trust Me, Baby” while retaining the pop sensibility and rock and roll spirit of some of the earliest songs The Invisible Orphans performed like, “Please Ms. Fury,” an innuendo filled, hook laden blues-rock song reminiscent of Cream-meets-Tom Petty and “Dawn,” a fun, rocking, familiar 12 bar tune sounding more like Buddy Guy on steroids. “Dawn” was the blues original The Invisible Orphans debuted during their live premiere at the Blackstone in 2009 and along with original sounding renditions of classic blues-rock crossovers helped the band hone it’s unique sound as a fresh take on a classic genre.
Laying down the rhythmic canvas behind Williams is the dynamic duo of Attleboro native and jazz/funk/R&B bass guru Ron Pacheco, Jr. and Adam “the Swiss Watch” Chamberlain on the Drums. If Williams’ playing, writing, and charisma are the collective driving force of the trio, Pacheco’s bass lines are the sensuality. Sexy, smooth, and funky, his delicious virtuosity beckons beautiful women to the dance floor, transforming even the most banal 12 bar blues into a sultry and unique listening experience. Ron’s bass lines don’t just walk; they walk straight into the kitchen and cook for you. And if Pacheco’s playing is the band’s sex appeal, Chamberlain’s drumming is the glue. Tasteful and in the pocket, he can be found behind the kit with a smile of pure joy laying down rock solid grooves like no other drummer you’ve ever heard. If you ask him about it he’ll tell you, “It’s a matter of taste… and it’s all about 2 and 4.”
Hard at work on their debut release of "Bourbon by her Bedside," (due out Summer 2013) their live performances remain an astonishing experience. If you haven’t seen The Invisible Orphans yet, you simply need to.