Bay Area's favorite American Idol returns home for a special night contemporary jazz & soul, performing songs from her new forthcoming CD including her beautiful new single,"Faith in Love", with special guest appearance by DYSON the Soulsinger.
Presented by Mickel London, Mark T. Elliott & The A-List Musiq Circle.
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LaToya Renee London (born December 29, 1978)
is an American R&B and soulsinger and actress who was the fourth-place finalist on the third season of the reality/talent-search television series American Idol. Her debut album, Love & Life, was released in September 2005 and spawned a number of moderate R&B chart hits. Since then, she has primarily concentrated on stage work, including an award-nominated turn in the national tour of the Broadway musical The Color Purple, but continues to record as both a solo artist and a member of the hip-hop/Europop act Urban Punk. She currently is performing as part of an extended residency with the Carolina Opry, while working on her new CD to be released in 2018 featuring her new hit single "Faith In Love" NOW AVAILABLE on ITUNES.
London was born in San Francisco, California and raised in Oakland, California, where she had her first public musical performance when, at the age of 7, she sang in her mother's wedding. Her interest in singing began when she was just 4 years old, when she frequently sang when attending Allen Temple Baptist church. As a teenager, she sang with the Oakland Youth Chorus from 1993 to 1996. In 1996, she graduated from Skyline High School (the same school actor Tom Hanks and basketball player Gary Payton attended). She also worked as a waitress and a bartender and even sang in a Christian rock group. She was also a backup vocalist and did frequent guest vocals for several Bay Area artists. When she began American Idol, she was the lead vocalist in a band, All-Star Jukebox, which usually performs at weddings.
has dominated the San Francisco and Oakland Bay Area music scene for over fifteen years. A native of Shreveport, Louisiana, Dyson graduated from Kennedy High School in Richmond, and is lead vocalist for the band Special Occasion.
Throughout his career, he has shared the stage with Aaliyah, Jay-Z, Fantasia, Lyfe Jennings, R Kelly, John B, LaToya London and Keisha Cole among others. Dyson has recorded in studio with Quincy Jones, T. I. , E-40, Backstreet Boys, Too Short, Khoree The Poet and Dewayne Wiggins.
Touring highlights include the Rose Bowl, House of Blues, Soul Train, and the iconic Apollo Theatre. Recurring engagements at bay area venues such as the Fenix Supper and Music Club, Everett & Jones Q’s Lounge, Geoffrey’s Inner Circle, the Historic BAL Theater, Yoshi’s, Oakland’s Art and Soul Festival, and Summer Jam round out his performance schedule. Frequently he lends his vocals to other local entertainers including Top Shelf Classics, But-tah, and D’Coco & Company.
In 2017, Dyson was nominated in seven categories by the Bay Area Black Music Association and Academy of America. He received five awards including Best Live Performer Male for the second consecutive year.
His new CD is a testament to his talent. Released in October 2017, the CD has something for everyone—dance songs, soulful ballads, and jazz, all with remarkable vocals from Dyson. The first single, “Break Away” is available on SoundCloud (soundcloud.com/dyson-thesinger).