Jesse Liam Band
Jesse Liam Gauthier is an award winning vocalist and the lead singer of the Jesse Liam Band. Jesse is joined by his father, Jack Gauthier, a life long musician and award winning recording engineer/producer with 2 Grammy Nominations and multiple Blues and Roots music awards. He has also managed and is the recording engineer for Blues Legend, Duke Robillard.
This father and son duo have been a touring band for over a decade, performing professionally all around the New England area and beyond. They reside in Rhode Island and have garnered a fan base performing at multiple outdoor concert venues and festivals, including representing the state of Rhode Island at the Eastern Exposition in Springfield, Massachusetts. In the summer of 2019 the duo completed a European Tour in Finland. In the winter of 2020 & 2022, the duo also toured throughout South Florida where Jesse sang the National Anthem for the Tampa Bay Rays. In Jesse’s resume he has sung many National Anthems for the Pawtucket Red Sox (now know as the Worcester Sox), and many local college sporting events.
In the summer of 2020 Jesse was honored by RI Army Major General Reginald A. Centracchio with a “Challenge Coin” for Jesse’s excellence as a performer. Jesse recently released his 6th studio album, produced by his father. Jesse’s latest single, Elite, can be found streaming on all digital platforms including Itunes. Jesse and his dad, along with their incomparable band, Mike DeQuattro on drums and Steve Johnson on bass, perform popular, multi-generational hits, as well as fan-favorite original songs making it a fun and interactive show for the whole family.
“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