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Desmond is a classically-trained Acoustic Reggae/Soul Singer/Songwriter currently based in Brooklyn, New York who has been performing internationally for a number of years, touring the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean several times. His music combines jazz, gospel and rhythm & blues influences and focuses on lyrical storytelling and simple melodies with the emphasis being put on inspiring his audience. Desmond started out at the age of eight as a gospel music boy wonder, opening on tours around the Caribbean and North America for prominent gospel acts such as the Gospel Proclaimers and Sunshine Echoes. One ovation on one of those memorable occasions lasted for 10 minutes. Desmond got into Classical music in high school when he became baritone soloist for the world famous Kingston College Chapel Choir for several years, touring the Caribbean and North America with them several times in that capacity as well as in the capacity of Assistant Conductor. Desmond also spent 6 years playing principal roles in the musical theatre productions of the Pantomime Company of Jamaica, which is Jamaica’s equivalent of Broadway. This took him on several tours around the Caribbean, to North America and to Europe where he was often singled out for special praise. Desmond also had a long stint as one of the foremost cabaret acts on Jamaica’s famous North Coast hotel circuit, which is where almost all the famous Jamaican performers such as Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, honed their performing skills while they were under the radar of international renown. Desmond migrated to the United States in August 2004 and has since that time performed several times in Fredonia, NY, Rochester, NY, Miami, Fl, McKenzie, TN, Nashville, TN and in New York City earning thunderous ovations at prominent venues such as Bar 4 in Park Slope, Brooklyn and at the Sidewalk Café in the East Village. He was actually booked to return to do a full length show the first time he showed up at the latter venue and sang 2 of his original compositions a capella at an open mike. This is unprecedented at this venue. This is typical of the reaction to his music around New York City and elsewhere. This is not bad for an artist who started taking the craft of song-writing seriously as recently as 1999.


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