KING OF B-BOY SOUL
Soul Singer “DEMO” was dubbed by a Long Beach DJ who gave notice to DEMO’s singing talent and versatility in playing a variety of instruments. He said he was like a walking demo, and the name has stuck ever since.
Born into a musical family, this legacy passed down from his grandfather, an extraordinary guitarist and pioneer in New Orleans music, to his father, a bass guitarist and recording artist.
DEMO’s early influences are anchored in some of the greatest names of the past, including gospel singer, Fred Hammond, Bob Marley, and James Ingraham. DEMO has been writing music since the age of 12, influenced by the music of the 80’s and 90’s and his formative years growing up in Long Beach, CA.
During his early years, he was part of a group called EastSide. The harmony of these four young black men caught the attention of people in Michael Jackson’s camp, and soon EastSide was being groomed for developmental deals and performing opportunities. Sadly, over the next two years, the group dismantled, with each member going his own way. Several years later he decided to embark on a solo career.