Show Me Love
Donnell Dantzler is a multi-talented singer, songwriter and musician, producing a smooth blend of classic R&B, Hip-Hop and Contemporary Jazz, displaying that he is truly a new artist on the rise. As an only child growing up in Kansas City, Kansas, Donnell's incredible musical gift was displayed early in life as his love for music drew him to several instruments at an early age. He taught himself to play keyboards at age 6, began guitar lessons at age 7 and learned to play violin and saxophone by age 9. At age 12, his guitar lessons were under the tutelage of Warner Bros. Recording artist Norman Brown. Donnell's raw musical talent made it possible for him to play virtually any instrument. His exceptional ability to play anything he heard was evident when he first picked up the harmonica and played by ear along with Lee Oscar, Roger Troutman or Stevie Wonder on their harmonica-laced songs. En route to becoming a multi-instrumental, songwriting and vocal talent, Donnell spent countless hours listening, studying and analyzing the songs of other artists, until his own songs began to take form. Significantly influenced by a variety of artists and musicians, Donnell's musical style spans the funk grooves of Roger Troutman and Prince to reaching the sensitive lyrical genres of Babyface and Brian McKnight. Though influenced by these artists, Donnell has developed a unique style all his own, blending smooth R&B and Hip-Hop. During the time he spent in college, Donnell experienced a series of challenging events (the break-up of a long-term relationship, loss of a close cousin, and the academic stress of his engineering major) that forced him into a world of isolation where he poured himself into his music to endure difficult times and find solace. While writing and composing new songs each day for self-expression and understanding, Donnell realized his true potential as a singer, songwriter and musician. Now an engineer by trade and a musician by heart, Donnell brings forth an exciting meld of musical styles, culminating in the tight sound and pulsing rhythm of his newly released album, 'Show Me Love.' With a surprising blend of smooth vocals and enticing grooves about love and life, the 'Show Me Love' CD touches on emotions experienced in life and relationships today, while resonating smooth grooves and an overall pleasing sound.