Friday, Aug 28, 2009: 8:30PM
"Influenced by the works of Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and Luther Vandross, Desi's music is derived from his soul with the hopes of truly inspiring his listeners. He works with seasoned writers and producers who understand his direction, like Al Johnson (former member of the Unifics) and Paul Minor."- Performance magazine.
"My message is about pure love, about being together forever - true, spiritual love that is an institution: the kind everybody yearns for. And that's what comes across in my music. I stress elegance ( in my performance ) that is enhanced by my choreography. I want my show to be a class act. I don't want to feed them sex. I want to mesmerize them with my talent, not my body. I want to be a household name that people of all nationalities can relate to emotionally."- Desi, Performance magazine.
"Originally from Wilmington, N.C., Desi was raised in Washington, D.C., and has played D.C. venues including the Ascot, Takoma Station and The Ritz, as well as Los Angeles venues like The Troubadour, The Music Machine, Marla's Memory Lane, The Comedy Store, and Carlos and Charlie's." "He has performed on promotional club tours in the D.C. area and New York, and has been billed with acts ranging from classic to rap to hip hop such as Jeffrey Osbourne, Run D.M.C., Angela Bofield, and Mellow Man Ace. In March 1995, Desi starred in the critically acclaimed Broadway-bound musical, "Where Eagles Fly" at the historic Lincoln Theatre in Washington, D.C. The musical's origin and inspiration came from a song of the same title on Desi's album. In September of 1996, Desi sang the National Anthem for the Mike Tyson/Bruce Seldon fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas."- Performance magazine.