|Vocal ability:||Lead singer||Like to join a band:||Yes
Personifying soul, passion and charisma, Dee Lavell might be the latest name on the Australian soul and blues scene, but she’s definitely not the new kid on the block. A seasoned performer with more than 25 years experience on stage and in the studio in Australia and the US, Dee is releasing her new album, MAMA TOLD ME, on May 21 2012.
Dee has recently returned to Australia from living in Los Angeles for 8 yrs, and is hitting the Australian music scene once again. Originally from Sydney, Dee was a member of the soul group THE HONEYBEES along with Belle Hendrik and Tina Harrod. She was also a part time member of MOTHER JIVE with the fabulous, Liza Ohlback and Chiara Browne. Dee also headed up her own band, TOTALLY FUNKED UP with Calvin Welch & Eric Johns Rasmussen. In Los Angeles, Dee worked with FORMER MEMBERS of India Arie, Nika Costa, Barry White, Macy Gray, Stevie Wonder, and even former Motown producers, Frank Wilson, Clay Drayton and Laythan Armor. Dee released a gospel CD in 1995, entitled Sanctified. The Lavell family has a legacy of music, including niece Joanna Lavell and nephew Greg Lavell who are both making names for themselves in the Melbourne music scene.