Jesse Liam Band
The Jesse Liam Band is led by Jesse Liam Gauthier, a Rhode Island College graduate, and his father Jack, a Grammy-nominated recording engineer and former producer of Dispatch who also manages blues legend Duke Robillard.
With their signature family-harmony sound on display, Jesse and Jack perform as a duo or with a full band alongside drummer, Michael DeQuattro, and bassist, Steve Johnson. Their deep catalog of cover songs spans popular music from the Everly Brothers and Beatles to the current charts including Jason Mraz,Train, Bruno Mars..
In the winter of 2020, these two embarked on a Tour in South Florida, where Jesse sang the National Anthem for the Tampa Bay Rays. Jesse and his father had a successful summer 2019 nation-wide music tour in Finland. In the fall of 2019, the Jesse Liam Band was selected to represent Rhode Island at New England's Great State Fair, the BIG E (Eastern States Exposition), performing as the main act on the main stage at the Rhode Island Building, during RI Days Celebrations.
Jesse’s fourth album, “So Much More”, produced by Jesse and Jack with three songs co-written by the pair features “Yeah, Yeah Dance,” which earned Jesse and Jack a spot in the Rhode Show Big Break top 5 finals, in a field of 50+ entries to the annual WPRI TV12 contest.
Jesse was named Best Male Vocalist 2013 for Limelight Magazine and Best Male Vocalist 2012 at Motif Music Awards .
Jesse’s debut album, "Father from a Man", was nominated in 2010 by Motif Magazine for Americana Album of the Year and the father/son duo was nominated for Best New Act.
Jesse’s 2nd album released in 2012, "One Step Closer", featuring guest appearances from Duke Robillard, Mark Cutler, Thom Enright and other great session players, has garnered accolades, as well.
Jesse was the winner of Rhode Island College’s 2010 Idol competition, and advanced to the finals at the 2009 series of New England’s Community Auditions. He has sung the National Anthem for the PawSox, URI and PC basketball, and PC hockey games.
Jesse and Jack were also top-12 finalists in a recent talent showcase held at Scullers Jazz Club. They have played clubs, concert series and countless stages across Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
“I’ve watched Jesse grow as singer and as a performer who can command an audience with the obvious love of entertaining an audience…His enthusiasm is limitless…” Duke Robillard
"Jesse Liam has an original voice. It's rare these days to come across singers with real soul. Catch him locally while you still can!" Pete Francis Dispatch
"The Jesse Liam Band was a breath of fresh air on a hot summer night! We will definitely invite the band to perform again. Jesse is a talented vocalist and the most genuine and energetic of performers. And, his band keeps right up with him! The Band's selection of music was perfect for a crowd ranging in age from 2 - 82!" Joyce May, Adult Services Librarian, East Providence Public Library
“I had a wonderful time being part of your concert and you made me and others listening smile as well! You have an energizing presents about you Jesse. Keep doing what what you do. It’s so awesome to see you and your dad together! I subscribed to your YouTube account! Take care and hope to see you at another concert soon!” Lori Marcoux
“Thank you Jesse for participating in the FDP Harvest Festival this past Saturday. You guys were a big hit and I am glad we were able to make it happen. We look forward to having you participate again in the future.”
Lisa Piana Franklin Harvest Fest
"Jesse's performance at our 2011 Concert Series was exceptional. He and his band were professional in every way and were well received by our audience. It didn't take long for the crowd to be on its feet, clapping and enjoying his upbeat show. It's rare that an act appears two years in a row at our Concert Series, but I'm bringing them back in 2012 to perform the material from his new One Step Closer CD" -- Ray Lavey, Music & Entertainment, Bristol RI 4th of July Committee
"Jesse and Jack Gauthier not only sing from the heart to reach the heart of the audience, but also provide a poignant model of the power and possibility of father-son mentorship. They have a very special chemistry that touches all who meet them, and when they start to play music and sing, it's hard not to smile inside!" -- Linda Marks, Board Co-Chair for Boys to Men New England
"...take notice of this young man's gift. This disc is loaded with infectious folk/Americana/country-pop. … He has the voice of an angelic choir boy and croons about love. He delivers the perfectly crafted tunes and the accompaniment lifts him higher on the musical scale..." -- John Fuzek / Motif Magazine: Roots Report