A homeless man who roams the Bronx singing soft R&B songs in the streets has become an unlikely celebrity thanks to his undeniable talent – and YouTube.
James Percell, 49, was approached by music manager Kenneth Williams by the Bruckner Expressway who decided to take on the crooner and help get him off the streets.
Mr Percell has found fame on YouTube, where more than a million people have tuned in to hear his golden voice – while producers and filmmakers are already scrambling to work with him.
Mr Percell’s story is similar to that of Ted Williams, another homeless man who skyrocketed into the spotlight after the world heard his song.
‘His voice is incredible. You heard about Ted Williams, this guy’s name is James Percell.’