Any kid growing up in Tampa Bay in the 60's
knows the name Vic Waters. The red head was lead singer for The
Impacs , and then his own group Vic Waters and The Entertainers.
Vic’s band mates with the Entertainers included local legends
Jerry Michaels and Lance Aber, two musicians who went on to score
big in the music industry. Lance’s daughter is a backup
musician with The Back Street Boys.
This Georgia born bundle of high energy can
light up a stage in a nano second. His voice can do many things,
While with the Entertainers, Vic recorded for
Capitol Records and released “Taking Inventory”. This
Eddie Floyd composition was a local hit in Florida, and got a
lot of national air play. Vic also recorded “I’m White
and I’m Alright”, an answer to James Brown’s
“I’m Black and I’m Proud”.
Vic Waters and The Entertainers would pack
local clubs, I remember a going away party they played for me
in September of 1969 when I was leaving WCWR heading to North
Carolina. They jammed “The Patio Lounge” on a regular
basis, and always left them wanting for more. Thousands would
show up nightly to catch the hottest band in town.
Vic Waters moved back to his native Georgia
in the early 70s, and has stayed active in the music business,
scoring 3 CDs of original tunes. “Lord Victor’s Near
Misses”. Volumes 1 and 2. And “Lord Victor and The
Lizards Fishing Naked”. Vic has also written a book “The
Boys of Belleville”, released in 2000.
Vic Waters has made quite an impact on the
Tampa Bay music scene, his style, his presence will always be
felt. Vic, thanks for the many memories.
Web Site: www.vicwaters.com