This is Soul music, World music, a truly special kind of upbeat music; Dorian Holley has a one of a kind classic voice served up with a fantastic stage presence and superb live show. Dorian Holley sang on all Michael Jackson’s solo tours and was Vocal Director in the documentary “This Is It”. He’s also toured with JamesTaylor and Lionel Richie, backed up Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys, sang on The Jungle Book and Star Wars: Rogue One; and his band is fire. Holley was also the lead singer on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, “Dancing With The Stars”and was Associate Music Director and Vocal Coach for 10 years on American Idol. Make sure to catch this one of a kind singer when he comes town, as you will surely see his solo career exlpode like that of his mentors!
If you saw the movie THIS IS IT, you saw Dorian Holley on the big screen. Dorian was Vocal Director for the late Michael Jackson’s monumental, final tour. He was responsible for auditioning singers as well as the sound of the group. In fact, he performed as vocalist on all of Jackson’s solo tours. He was the lead singer in The Rickey Minor Band during Jay Leno’s last 3 years. Dorian is a featured soloist touring with Queen Latifah, James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt and Rod Stewart. He has toured with Lionel Richie, Don Henley and Jimmy Vaughn. He has sung with Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Meghan Trainor, Usher, Cristina Aguilera, Little Big Town, Jason Derulo, The Dave Matthews Band, Gladys Knight, Fantasia, Dave Grohl, Stevie Nicks, Patti Labelle, Herbie Hancock, Jon Legend, Chris Daughtry, Mary J. Blige, Joni Mitchell, Jennifer Hudson, The Backstreet Boys,Joss Stone, Seal, Fifth Harmony and many, many others. His voice is featured in The Jungle Book, Toy Story 1 and 4, Star Wars Rogue One, The Princess And the Frog, Happy Feet, Gulliver’s Travels, American Gangster, Ice Age 2, South Park The Movie, and he was the voice of Choirboy in The
Five Heartbeats. He has goo gobs of television credits. Dorian was in the house band on Don’t Forget The Lyrics, and was a featured soloist on Dancing With The Stars its first three seasons. On American Idol, Dorian was Associate Music Director and Vocal Coach for 10 years. Last summer he was in the house band for the new tv show, Greatest Hits and was proud to be a component of the opening of the Black History Museum television special. His first solo cd is called Independent Film, and he tours with his own band. For 3 years he was Artistic Director and taught Performance at The Los Angeles College Of Music in Pasadena, California. Dorian also conducts Master classes. He was part of the Bee Gees tribute on 2017 Grammys. His latest adventure is 3 sold out shows at The Nate Holden performing Arts Center, presenting a Marvin Gaye Tribute.2 plus hours of the Prince of Motown’s music at this 400 seater. Holley lives in Los Angeles. He is married to Uber Lawyer, Shawn Holley and has three daughters, Nayanna, Sasha and Olivia. There are also 2 dogs in the house. But he doesn’t know how they got there.