ABOUT...

DeHaven~ 
Drummer, Vocalist, Songwriter & Producer for his band Olio and their label AD4 Records. Twenty years of versatility, from Metal to R&B, developed his in your face style which provides a solid base for Olio's natural rhythmic charisma. DeHaven's use of acoustic and electronic drums expand their sound design and his onstage presence  brings an explosive energy to the group. Olio is on their 6th CD project now. "Untitled" is their latest full length album (2014) this album returns the band to their roots of a more raw Rock, Funk & Pop sound. It also features 4 lead vocals by the drummer and another track where he and guitarist, Arif share the duties. A true throwback to the likes of Buddy Miles, Phil Collins, Don Henley and so on... DeHaven sings lead and background vocals, he raps and hypes the crowd, all from the throne. It’s something you just don’t see these days. He is a musician and a performer.
Working with a legend like Eddie Kramer (Jimi Hendrix, Kiss, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles…) for two EP projects was a great an invaluable time of lessons learned. Sharpening his studio skills as a drummer and vocalist. Currently DeHaven and the band are working with producer Joe Solo (Macy Gray) for a new single out 2016.
Recently DeHaven was featured in a Podcast specifically highlighting Drummers of some of the best Indie bands around. "Band the Drum Loudly" was the name of the show on Rockwired.com (
http://www.rockwired.com/bangthedrumloudly2.html )

He was also the Director of Music and Arts at the Friendship Baptist Church, where he was the drummer for 30yrs. He recorded 3 full album projects with FBC Mass Choir: FBC Mass Choir Live (1998), Soul of Christmas (2002) & Heaven in the Room (2003). The Friendship Baptist Church Mass Choir gained national attention with national radio play and Network T.V. projects on NBC, BET, WORD Network & TNT. DeHaven has been featured in Modern Drummer Magazine and in DRUM! Magazine in 1999 for his work on Olio’s debut cd Ain’t No Party Like an Olio Party Live.

In 2015 DeHaven was trying to find a way to support the drum community, other than just the normal chit chat on social media and conversations with drummer friends. So he started a blog called Talkin’ Chop . This website features interviews and profiles of drummers from all over the world. These players are the Unknown, Up & Coming, Unsung and Underground.
Providing a platform for some of these artists, who may never get an interview in a magazine or major publication a chance to tell their story and give some insight into their drum life.
In 2016 he will be releasing his own brand of drum shirts, signature drum sticks & swag items.

Endorsements:
You can always catch DeHaven online through social media or even better, catch him with his band Olio on tour or online.

“Supporting drummers and drum life is something very important to me. I think we have a unique bond among us and it feels good to help my fellow drummers out, in any way I can.”

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