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Label: Righteous Music
Manager: Miles Anthony
Bio: pur·pose 1. doing something with willful intention, 2. the reason for which something exists or is done.
Darien Dean is an artist with a purpose. Hailing from Mount Vernon, New York, this soul singer burst onto the scene with alluring vocals and a distinctive stage presence. Fed a healthy... See Full BioMore Info
Songwriters Association of Washington and Blues Alley present a Soul and R&B spotlight. Dumi Right, Lea, Eric Scott, Sol Roots, Levi Stephens, Jamie Boyd, Devin Kowl, Kriss Mincey, Dionne, Deborah Bond, TolumiDE featuring DARIEN, the winner of 2010 Budweiser Superfest "Battle for the Crown" & 2010 Soultracks.com artist of the year. THURS NOV 3--Two shows 8 & 10 pm. Twenty bucks for a mind-blowing night. The Songwriter's Association of Washington will feature Dionne, along with other emerging artists, in the first Soul/R&B showcase held at Blues Alley located at 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW Washington, DC 20007.
Oct 1st is the next Saturday Soul Social. featuring the classic soul sound of Rodney "The Soul Singer". In the tradition of legendary soul singers like Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, and Stevie Wonder, Rodney sings and writes from the heart creating audible imagery with his rich vocals and bluesy guitar rhythms. Rodney represents the "true" evolution of Rhythm and Blues for this generation. See him live at Saturday Soul Social celebrating the release of his first LP "The Soul Survivor" LIVE Addis Ethiopian Restaurant October 1st, 2011 7-10pm. The Only Acoustic Open Mic in Central Va dedicated to Indie Soul. See you there!
This year's "Sounds of the City" series closes with a Tribute to "King of Pop" Michael Jackson, featuring emcee Laura Stylez, DJ Wil Milton, Les Cleveland (musical director, drummer), Eric Parker (keyboards), Dave Joubert (keyboards), DJ Ginyard (electric bass/synth bass), Chris Morgan (electric guitar), and performances by Angela Johnson, Bradd Marquis, Dachone Nicole, Darien, Darius Booker, Kenny Wesley, Lisala, Lorenda Robinson, Monet, Patrice Covington, Elijah Bland, Mike Hammond, Shelley Nicole's blaKbüshe, and Tiffany (T'Zelle). Presented by Sounds of the City and Purpose Music Group.
Angela Johnson & Darien