Mellow Dee

Mellow Dee

 Ottawa, Ontario, CAN
BandR&BSoul

Soothing sound of soul / jazz with an updated style that captivates diverse audiences around the globe. A Piano Crusher and an amazing vocalist. If you like the music of John Legend, Jamie Fox, and Elton John you'll Love Mellow Dee. A velvet voice you will never forget.

Biography

Soul / Jazz artist, Dwight Roan Grant better known by his stage name Mellow Dee was born in Ottawa, Ontario in 1972. He grew up in a practicing Pentecostal family, embracing the sound of gospel and classic soul on Sunday mornings. At a very young age, Mellow Dee got involved in the church choir and developed his natural ability to sing. Impressed by their son’s God given talent and to further develop his musical abilities, Mellow Dee’s parents offered him piano lessons, which he judicially took until conservatory 12.

Mellow Dee surfaced in 2003, influenced by the soul and gospel music of his childhood and began to perform in restaurants and nightclubs in Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal; instantly winning over the hearts of many fans, young and old, with his baritone-alto singing range, his jazzy piano skills and enthralling performances. Shortly after his debut on the Canadian music scene, Mellow Dee won Molson Canadian Idol 2003, and Molson Canadian Rockstar 2004, and more recently got nominated for a 2009 HMM Award. He was also one of the few Canadians to be invited to perform at the world famous "Apollo Theatre" in Harlem NY.

In high demands, Mellow Dee continues to perform several nights a week in various venues across North America, thriving on stage and entertaining thousands. At the request of his fans, he is now launched his international debut album entitled "It’s About Time", which includes his hit single “Dancing at Home” and his soul version of Billy Joel's hit "Piano Man”. This updated soul / jazz fusion album is bound to astonish listeners worldwide. Available on Itunes

Lyrics

Dancing at Home

Written By: Dwight Roan Grant

As I stepped up to the door she was crying all alone
I left my suitcase on the floor I said "Baby don't worry now 'cause I'm Home"
With you alone yeah
I had been gone for so long, two months on the road maybe more
It was killing her inside, yes it was
But tonight I put my job behind me I want to dance with you alone at home
Dancing alone yeah

And the lights we'll turn down low
With no where left to go
We just dance the night away
We dance the night away
Me and my baby right at home

Helped her put the children down, now they're sleeping, sleeping sound
She wanted to go to the room I said not tonight go downstairs
She just smiled, she just smiled at me
I came downstairs with candle light massaged her feet and she just moaned
Oh she moaned!
She said "what got in to you tonight?" I'm getting you ready lady for dancing at home
Oh you and me

And the lights we'll turn down low
With no where left to go
We just dance the night away
We dance the night away
Me and my baby right at home

(spoken)
It's not just on the wedding day, it's not just on the wedding day, it's every day so put the dishes down and stop the wood working, whatever it is you're doing grab your loved one, now grab your loved one and mean it this time. That's right come closer

So all you business people on the road
You left your loved ones at home alone
Yes you did
I got some advice for you, so listen closely to what I got to say
Turn your laptops off, your cellphones off your Blackberries down
Right when you get home
Put 'em down, put 'em down
Move your couch to the left and move your table to the right
and lets turn your living room into a dance floor tonight

And the lights we'll turn down low
With no where left to go
We just dance the night away
We dance the night away
Me and my baby right at home

And the lights we'll turn down low
(Spoken: On the porch, on the patin in the kitchen)
With no where left to go
(Spoken: In the stairway no matter where you are in your house just do it)
We just dance the night away
(Spoken Dance right there)
We dance the night away
(spoken: dance at home yawl)
Me and my baby right at home

Discography

"It's about Time" coming out November 7th, 2009. Album includes hit single:
Dancing at Home
So Fine
Piano Man
I love you 2011 remixed avail on Itunes

Set List

Large repertoire of classics and popular urban songs, always adapting them to the audience. Sets can vary from an hour to a full 6 hour set (obviously with breaks)