Deletta Gillespie

Deletta Gillespie

 Baltimore, Maryland, USA
SoloR&BSinger/Songwriter

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.

Biography

A 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. 

Discography

TRIUMPH(ant)
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
6. Needed
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

Set List

To be posted on 2/12/2014