Deletta Gillespie is a singer/songwriter/performing artist that fronts her own variety band, Deletta & Company. The band plays music from nearly all genres except gangster rap, metal, and classical.
Deletta also performs as Deletta Gillespie when playing her own music. She released her first cd 'TRIUMPH(ant), an eclectic blend of r&b, blues, pop, reggae, dance, and a latin in May of 2013. The cd was featured on the Indie-Music-Network podcast for 9 weeks since it's release.
native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Deletta Gillespie is a multidisciplinary performing
and teaching artist in which both parents were musicians that backed musical
icons of the 50s and 60s such as The Ink Spots and The Shirelles. She made
her professional debut at the age of five in her mothers nightclub act.
Delettas trademark is her vocal versatilityshe can comfortably sing nearly every
style of music but she claims to live at the intersection of classic and neo
soul, contemporary jazz and blues. She is a songwriter, a playwright, and voice
over artist. Her musical highlights include opening for acts such as New York
Voices, Hiram Bullock and Lalah Hathaway, and for British music legends Paul
Carrack and Judi Tzuke. Shes also performed for the late Michael Jackson.
Deletta has worked in Canada, Bermuda, the UK, and all over the US, and fronted
an award winning showband in Atlantic City and on the Nevada Casino circuit.
Deletta has also sung alongside Broadway performers like Michael James Leslie,
Carolee Carmello, and Sharon Wilkins. Gillespie originated the role of Chloe in
7:32, an original musical and national runner up in the 2009 Kennedy Center
American College Theatre Festival. She also spent a year at sea singing onboard
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Upon moving to Baltimore from Bermuda five years
ago she took a hiatus from music to get a masters degree in theatre, but is
now returning to the music world.
Released in May 2013, Gillespies first cd release, TRIUMPH(ant) has enjoyed 9 weeks on the Indie-Music-Networks podcast, and continues to receive airtime on internet radio stations all over the world.
Deletta is a certified voice teacher, and offers private coaching in voice and acting.
1. Hurts So Good
2. God is All I Need (Dios Es Todo Que Necessito)
3. If You Loved Yourself
4. Surrender (featuring Shameeka Dream)
5. Somebody Else's Dream
7. No Victim (with Shameeka Dream)
8. Wild Card
9. TRIUMPH (ant)
10. Come to the River
2. A Bermuda Christmas - A Soca Christmas
3. Vic Glazer - Inside My Mind: So What
To be posted on 2/12/2014