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Shades of Grey Featuring:Derryck Lawrence
Artist Information: Lead Vocalist/ Percussionist: Derryck Lawrence

Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, birth name Derryck Lawrence Weeden, Derryck grew up singing gospel with the Weeden Family Singers and toured the East coast at the early age of eight. Derryck is a soulful vocalist who over the years has been refining and mastering his musical craft, which allows him to reach every conceivable audience. He has been performing his "If Only for One Night" show, which is a tribute to the late Mr. Luther Vandross and the music of "M" Mr. Marcas Miller. Derryck considers them be one of the top premier writing teams of all time. Although this show has been touring over the last four years, due to the death of Mr. Vandross, this years tribute should be the highlight of the tour.

Derryck's first opportunity to front an R & B group was with The Triphonic Show Band from Indianapolis, Indiana. He was noticed performing by Pebbles at the Jack the Rapper convention. This put Derryck in the position of being chosen to become one of her backup vocalists while she toured. It was while touring with Pebbles that he recorded his first demo, which was presented to Glen Flends, A & R Vice President of Uni-Lable, then owned by MCA Records. Glen was so impressed with Derryck that he compared his voice to that of the very talented Luther Vandross.

Derryck has worked with several talented musicians and producers over the 15 years. One of his greatest accomplishments came from long time friend Tony Gonzales. As quoted by Tony "Working with Derryck Lawrence is like having the silky smooth vocals of Luther Vandross, the spirituality of Bob Marley and the soulful sounds of Eryka Badu all in one."

Derryck's talent can not be explained in words, you must simply hear his voice to know the extent of his creativity and ability to mesmerize an audience.

Location: Billings, Montana

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