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DreamFest: Memphis Soul with Chef Dee

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7:30 - Chef Dee
Chef Dee, also known as D’Andre Pyke, has had passions for both singing and cooking since he was 9 years old. Dee studied culinary arts throughout high school and into college, but just one year in, he decided that his priority is to pursue his music, and has been doing so since November 2016. With his culinary dreams on the backburner, but ever a part of his identity, Chef Dee is a figure in a new generation of complex, multi-talented individuals who are proud of it all. Chef’s father, Darrell Pyke, is his biggest inspiration. A man who had always sang to uplift spirits, he passed away in 2011, early in Dee’s high school career. Having loved freestyling and singing with his friends, Chef knows he can go far in music, and hopes to honor his singing father in doing so. Above all, Dee’s goal is to create a welcoming space for old and new fans alike to come together, turn up, and enjoy the music.

8:30 Memphis Soul
Memphis Soul is a classy, high energy 8 piece group showcasing a distinctive sound and style inspired by such artists as Earth, Wind and Fire, Otis Redding, Al Green, Sam Cooke, and Aretha Franklin. Memphis Soul features a solid rhythm section, fiery horns, and dynamic male and female vocalists. Our style displays the rich musical legacy of the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s, mixed with current popular classic soul and R&B styles. Memphis Soul also performs a variety of other popular standards from Motown to current dance music. Memphis Soul was started in 2004 and has been actively performing since. We have opened for and performed with artists such as Mary Wilson from the Supremes, Sister Sledge, members of Earth Wind and Fire, Morris Day and the Time, and Dazz Band. As Dallas’ top Motown band, Memphis Soul has also headlined festivals such as the Martin Luther King Celebration at the Ft. Worth Rodeo, Laughs by the Lake for the City of Irving, Dallas Arboretum’s Cool Thursday Concert Series and many more. Very talented, experienced and highly educated band members are our major asset. Our male lead singer, Rick has performed with Grammy award winners and for several former Presidents. Steffani, our female lead vocalist, graduated from the Performing and Visual Arts High School in Dallas and has performed with many top selling artists. Our instrumentalists are graduates of the famed University of North Texas music program and have been members of the Grammy nominated One O’clock Lab Band.

Categories: Downtown Outdoors / FREE / Music