Sonic Spotlight: Milliage Williams, IV Christ

George Blacks (from left), Jerremy L. Williams, Milliage Williams, and Timothy Bryant are members of IV Christ.

Age: 37


OCCUPATION: Music director at Mount Transfiguration Baptist Church in North Augusta and owner of Williams Financial Solutions

BAND: IV Christ

STYLE: R&G (Rhythm and God)

MUSICAL INFLUENCES: The Winans, Commissioned, Boyz II Men, John P. Kee, Take 6, Witness, The Rude Boys and Riff

FAVORITE CONCERT ATTENDED: Commissioned at Township Auditorium, Columbia. "Commissioned is one of my favorite groups and biggest musical influences. ... It was an incredible concert."

MUSICAL ROOTS: "I've been singing ever since I could walk, I guess about 2 or 3, at my home church at Mount Calvary (Baptist Church) in Johnston (S.C.). I sang in a family choir. My grandmother at the time was the director of the choir."

Pre-show ritual: "We try to fast leading into the concert, and of course we always pray before each concert."

Catch the act

IV CHRIST'S ALBUM release concert will kick off at 5 p.m. March 19 at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 1223 Laney-Walker Blvd. Also performing will be Lowell Pye and M.D. Stokes & Victorious Praise. Tickets cost $12.50 in advance and $15 at the door; Call (706) 945-8297 for more information.