Devon Eric Dennard, aka DeMo was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, home of Motown. He developed hearing difficulties as an infant. Son of Eric and Jannet Dennard, singers and actors of the groups, The Motif and Peddy Players. He is also the nephew of Quentin Wayne Dennard, one of the drummers for The Temptations and the Supremes. Devon was born in the musical environment. Eventually, as he got older his mother would have to relocate to Miami, due to his ears. After his surgery he would gain his hearing which would allow him to grow into his southern charm and absorb that into R&B and Hip-Hop music.
Starting a rap group in high school of 1993 called RSE Raw Soulz Est. With DJ Suga Ray (Ray Chambers). They opened up for major groups like Wu-Tang Clan, Notorious Big and Outkast. After graduating high school they would part ways and DeVon would move to Los Angeles. Living in Long Beach, he would now gain a West Coast vibe to add to his style. Now with three different major cities, cultures, styles and techniques, Demo was born. Being able to be a lyricist from Detroit with a down south Miami style, and then adding a west coast swag mixed with a neo “soul-jazzy” feel to it…made his style complete.
Demo is able to sing, rap and compose music all on his own. With the help of his cousin, Quentin Dennard, Cudda Brown, Jimmy (Awon) and Silk, helped produce his music. Demo just has the utmost respect for Neo Soul, R&B, Jazz and Hip Hop. Enjoying artists such as Anita Baker, Lionel Richie, The Temptations, A tribe called Quest, Busta Rhymes, Mos Def, Mint Condition, Earth, Wind and Fire, George Clinton, Erykah Badu and finally Bebe & CeCe Winans. Tragically in the year 2014, Demo would lose his hearing becoming deaf completely. After having surgery and being able to save one of his ears with the help of a hearing aid, Demo decided to change his music direction to gospel. With all these attributes, let’s see what Demo brings to the world.