December 2016

New Year’s Eve with Dezi 5 and 88 Killa

Artwork by Kaia Bellanca Beggs 

This Saturday 12.31.16 N.E. celebrate the last night of the year with Dezi 5 | 88 Killa | Ursa Minor | Eric Trich at Three Links – Deep Ellum, TX. 

Three Links celebrate their DOMA winning “Best Live Venue under 500.” Dezi 5 also celebrates his “Best Live Act” title with “Best EP/Mixtape” winner and friend 88 Killa. Dallas new sensation, DJ Ursa Minor will be spinning and local artist and curator Eric Trich will be projecting visuals. Can’t wait to see you all there!!!!!!!! 

“The power of 5” Dezi 5 gets featured in the Dallas Voice!

I always wanted to be a singer growing up, but I was afraid to sing because I thought “no one wants a gay singer.” I was afraid because I had been talked about in school and at home. I still sometimes feel like that awkward kid. As an entertainer I’ve broken barriers in a sexist city as a homosexual man of color and according to the Dallas Observer I was voted “Best Live Act.” 

I am so honored to be featured in the Christmas edition of the Dallas Voice. Thanks Arnold Wayne Jones for allowing the community to know my story. This is the best Christmas present ever…… thanks Adrian Kolby for the find

Dezi 5 performs an intimate stripped concert with Sofar DFW 12/11/16

Picture taken by Fela Kodak Raymond at Shipping & Recieving Bar. 

On December 11, 2016 N.E. Dezi 5 will be performing a stripped and intimate concert for Sofar Sounds DFW. 

What is a Sofar?

Bringing the magic back to live music. Amazing artists in intimate spaces, performing stripped-back sets to carefully curated audiences. Please, arrive on time, stay to the end. Sit down, settle in and just listen. You’re gonna love it.
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Dezi 5 wins “Best Live Act” at the Dallas Observer Music Awards

Picture taken by Mike Brooks for the Dallas Observer 

Dezi 5 won Best Live Act at the 28th Dallas Observer Music Awards and of all the nominations I received, I am most honored to win this particular one. Since grade school I have always been known as the show stopper. I’ve always done everything with concept, precision, and integrity since the moment I saw the “Shake a tail feather” scene from the movie “what’s love got to do with it.” I learned from the Ray Charles movie you have create a flair in your voice from the “mess around” scene. The moment that Billie Holiday sang “all of me” at the club for her audition on “Lady sings the blues.” The countless Michael Jackson, Janet and Madonna concerts that I study and the freedom of Freddy Mercury. I study Beyoncé on the regular and I am a huge advocate of Lady Gaga. I mean I could go on but I’m sooooooooooooooo happy. 

Dezi 5 takes the stage at The Bomb Factory with an ALL FEMALE BAND………….

Dezi 5 will be performing Tuesday, December 6, 2016 for The Dallas Observer Music Awards Ceremony. 

On November 20, 2016 at Ghost of Blind Lemon hosted their music awards at Three Links. Dezi heard The High Moons on stage and instantly asked “The Ghost” who they were. Dezi went to lead singer Jordan Henderson and asked if they would perform at the DOMAs Ceremony with him. He also brought in friend and harpist Jess of to perform along with solo percussionist Chelsey Danielle.