Russell “Russoul” Pike Jr.’s presentation of diverse musical genres combined with his vocal acrobatics, hip dance moves and charming good looks will light up any room with satisfied patrons chanting for more!!! Russoul has opened for artists Stevie Wonder, Kanye West, LL COOL J, New Edition, Eryka Badu, Chaka Khan, Cameo, Frankie Beverly, Maze, and Sam Salter. Russoul recently won the IMWS Midwest Regional Showcase, beating out 2000 bands in his region, and has performed for major events such as the Taste of Chicago 2004-2008, the Winter Music Conference 2006-2008 in South Beach, Miami with world-renowned house DJ Mark Grant, and at the Milwaukee’s Summerfest. In 2004, Russoul was declared the Chicago Idol winner by celebrity judges Kanye West, Common, No ID, Selena Johnson, Tiffany Green and contest sponsor, Elroy Smith. Grammy Award winner Kanye West produced the song, “Second Chance” on his self-titled release, Russoul.