Chicago's Own Award -Winning
Blues Artist/Bassist/Founder of The Bear Williams Band, and Bear Williams
& The Moonlighters is ready to entertain YOU!

Bear Williams & The Moonlighters fit the bill for any occasion or special event. They promise to amaze both you and your guests with world-class vocals, high-end quality musicianship, and entertainment value that's second to none.

They live to perform LIVE and they can't wait to bring their special brand of no-holds-barred Chicago Blues, Motown/Stax Soul, Rock, Country, Pop, and R&B to your very next event, be it a wedding, corporate gathering, Bar Mitzva, Bat Mitzva, concert or you name it.



Bear Williams: Bass, Lead Vocals
Alton Smith: Keys, Vocals
Bill Brickey: Guitars, Vocals
Chris "Chili" Winters: Lead Guitar, Vocals
Chuck Lacy: Drums, Percussion, Vocals
Dee Kimpel: Vocals, Tambourine
Dana Bauer: Vocals
Chyna Fox: Vocals




"Bear and The Moonlighters literally lit up the night! They made my daughter's wedding day extra special!"

- Neil Corcoran


"I Love This Band!"  Buddy Guy

Voted Chicago READER "Best Blues Band & Blues Performer" Runner-Up 2021











"They came, they saw, and they kicked butt!" They even let me sing with them on my favorite Blues song!" - Terry Blake

"Bear Williams has got a warm and gorgeous voice!" Alannah Miles (Grammy Winning Country Artist)


"I wish Bear all the best in his career!" Bobby Rush (Grammy Winning Blues Artist)

"Bear Williams is a talented singer with a distinctive, dramatic voice!"

Bruce Iglauer (Founder, Alligator Records)

"Bear's Big Loving Personality shines though when you meet him and also through his music!

The Bridget Kelly Band Feat. Tim Fik

"I like Bear Williams' CD Waters Of Love very much. It's as good as any new blues I've heard. 

Renny Godier - (CKCU FM Ottawa, Ontario Canada)


"Bear's song "Backyard" is a Blues Groove and a Half!" - Shirley King (B.B. King's Daughter)



















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booking & contact
The Bear Williams Team
Management & Booking:
Dee K. Kimpel
Office: 773+430+0336
Record Label:
GVR Records
Keith Reese
Record Distributor:
Ray Arceneaux