Born in Detroit, MI – Detroit Memorial Hospital
Musicians Institute Alumni- Hollywood, CA
Voting Member of the Grammy Awards (Recording Academy)
Slight Return® LLC- Owner/Executive Producer/Writer/Guitarist/Vocals – band est. in 1996
Written/Recorded/Performed/Produced with George Clinton (Parliament/Funkadelic), Billy Cox (Jimi Hendrix), Dennis Coffey (Motown Funk Bros), Tony Green (Snoop Dogg, Dr Dre, Dramatics), Andy Vargas (Santana), Dennis Chambers (Santana, Steely Dan, P-Funk) , Davey Pattison (Robin Trower, Gamma), Pete Thompson (Robert Plant, Robin Trower), Glenn Letsch (Gamma, Montrose, Jonathan Cain), Victor Ghannam (National Arab Orchestra), Jack Endino and Chris Hanzsek (Nirvana, Soundgarden), Jim Diamond (Jack White, White Stripes) and many others.
3 Songs in the DRT Global Rock Charts in 2019- 2 Songs reaching #13
Have played shows with CCR, Tesla, Grand Funk Railroad, Gin Blossoms, Robin Trower, Huey Lewis, The Rockets, John Waite, Sponge, etc at venues including The DTE Energy Center, Freedom Hill Amphitheater, Sound Board Theater, Newport Music Hall, Jimmy John’s Stadium, Kalamazoo State Theater, The Laz-Y-Boy Theater, Henry Ford Museum, Orbit Room, Lexington Village Theater, Comcast Concert TV, The Mitch Albom Show, Motor City Casino, MGM Casino and numerous festivals.
Performed the Star Spangled Banner at – Huntington Arena, DePaul University, Jimmy John’s Stadium, Henry Ford Museum, and the Salute Our Warriors Event.
Endorsed by the Shin-ei Univibe Company (Vibe-bro and Vibe 2)- alongside Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Eric Johnson, Doyle Bramhall II, Oz Noy, Michael Landau and Scott Henderson.
2X Michigan Representative for District Advocacy (Recording Academy)
VP at Mi5 Detroit (Universal Music Group)
VP at Music Addict (musicaddict.org)
VP at Music Player Magazine
Axis Music Academy- Co-Founder and Educator
Welcome to the D® TV (Music Show) Host and creator for Middle Eastern America Television (MEA TV)
Board Member- NRM Streamcast Music
Board Member- DMAN Foundation (Danny’s Miracle Angel Network-Music Therapy)
Board Member- Axis Music Foundation
Board Member- Chaldean Chamber of Commerce (2 year term)
The D® Cap Show (Music Show)- Co-host
Board Member- Salute to Our Warriors Event
Board Member- America’s Safety First Event
Music Director for AFPD and MIRA for 2011-thru 2017
Chaldean Festival- Co-Chairman/Executive Board Member
Middle Eastern America- MEA TV Festival Board Member
DIME- Detroit Music College- Master Class
Owner of Federal Trademarks Welcome to the D®, The D®, So Detroit®, Hail the Heroes®, Shake Your Detroit Right®, It’s a Detroit Thing®, It’s a D Thing® trademark owner. Official Merchandise available at welcometothed.com
Testified in front of the Michigan Congress on the proper distribution of public benefits to help the poor get fresher products in supermarkets in urban areas considered “food deserts”.
Charities and Volunteer Work
Fallen & Wounded Soldiers Fund
Grace Centers of Hope Women and Children’s Center
United Youth 2000
Chaldean Ladies of Charity
Adopt a Refugee
Walk for the Cure
High Five Turkey Drive
Relay for Life
Horace Sheffield III – Sheffield Food Pantry- Detroit, MI
St Vincent De Paul
St Thomas Chaldean Church
Holy Cross Chaldean Church
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