Divine Brown

Divine Brown

BandR&B

With Divine Brown, it's mostly the voice. Bend a note here, extend a phrase there, scat somewhere else to suit the mood of the rhythm track. Most urban-pop music aficionados have already known for the last few years that when you need a vocalist to shut the house down, you call Divine Brown.

Biography

Divine's voice is captivating, her range limitless. Witnessing a live performance will wake up your senses, as she has been known to blow the roof off!

Her musical aspirations began in her childhood dreams. She spent many hours near the radio, mimicking the great voices of the day - Chaka Khan, Minnie Riperton and the Queen of Soul herself, Aretha Franklin. Divine has matured into a multi-dimensional talent since her debut more than a decade ago. Her songs are honest and sincere, stirring and introspective. They reflect the challenges and triumphs of her life and provide a gateway into the soul of a woman.

Divine's first introduction to the stage was Salome Bey's "Rainbo World" (1988-1990). In the spring of 1990, Divine landed a role in the highly acclaimed off-Broadway hit, "Mama, I Wanna Sing!" where she understudied the principal character Doris Winter. Divine also appeared in the Toronto production of Jonathan Larson’s “Rent” as the “Season’s Of Love” soloist.

In October 2000, Divine toured as a background vocalist with Nelly Furtado, performing on "Saturday Night Live" and "The Jay Leno Show". She also had the opportunity to open for Nikka Costa, Jill Scott and Erykah Badu at the Molson Ampitheatre August 29, 2001. But to date, Divine's most memorable moment was performing for Quincy Jones at the World Leaders Festival.

Over the past few years, her talents have taken her abroad. She was invited to perform in Israel at the Tel-Aviv Jazz Festival, has participated in the International Women's Festival in Bremen, Germany and has shared the stage with music legends The Temptations, George Benson, Taylor Dayne, Maceo Parker and hip-hop pioneer KRS One. Her many performances also include numerous charitable causes including the South African Women for Women Awards Presentation in August 2000 where she sang in tribute of the march on Pretoria, South Africa to protest the law forcing black women to carry passes.

The future holds plenty of promise for Divine Brown. She is currently writing for her long overdue debut album in Toronto. She has also been perfecting her skills on the project of her lifetime: motherhood. With the drive and determination of this exceptional talent, stardom is only a fleeting moment away.