The Legacy Continues
|Joe Lance Williams (AKA JW)
He has performed live on stage with Carl Gardner Sr. for several years, personally hand picked by Carl in July 2001.
Born June 16,1949. Has performed live on stage with Carl Gardner the original lead singer and founder of The Coasters since 2001. He grew up in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, just 60 miles from the music capital of the south,his birth
place New Orleans, Louisiana, known as the “The Big Easy”. He grew to love the musical sound of country and western music. At the early age of nine years he was encouraged to develop his talent of singing and playing the guitar when he realized he could play the rubber band box and finally the guitar in New Zion Baptist Church of his hometown. Mr. Williams is a very talented singer , musician/ song writer. J.W. Can sing bass,baritone and tenor and has continued to be a asset to the continuation of the Original Coasters. J.W lives in the Bronx, New York.
ANDERSON - baritone
Dennis Anderson- joined the group after the death of Carl Gardner in 2011.
Born October 11,1946 Started playing bass guitar for many groups including the Broadways and the Escorts. He came from a gospel musical family and began singing in church at a very early age. In 1979, Dennis played the role of Judas in Jesus Christ Super Star and 1982 Ain't Misbehavin'. Over the years he performed on stage with other groups before joining The Coasters in 2011 after the death of Carl Gardner.(The original lead singer and founder of The Coasters). Dennis lives in Jackson, New Jersey.
- Born September 3,1961 (Replacing Eddie Whitfield in 1/2015)
Robert has performed on several Broadway shows such as “The Producers”,
“Beauty &The Beast”, “Dreamgirls” and most recently “Smokey Joe's
Cafe” where he was singer, actor and choreographer. He is also very
involved in his church. Robert lives in Jersey City. He is our bass
singer and has a very distinguished bass/baritone voice.
He joined the Coasters in October 2008 after an audition for Carl Sr.
Born October 3,1952 . Joined The Coasters in October 2008 after an audition for Carl Gardner. Primo has been singing since he was 10 years old. He teaches choreography and also produced many shows. He was also with the group Chapter One for several years and sang with the Intruders and many other professional groups. He has been a great asset to the continuation of the Original Coasters. Primo lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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