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Gary “Devon” Dotson lives, breathes, and sleeps music. The Chicago native started out playing drums at age 3 at his grandfather’s church.
In addition to being a talented drummer, Devon plays violin, upright and electric bass, congas and other percussion, piano, organ and keyboards and also DeeJays.
With his edgy sound and out the box musical thinking he embeds his sound in the minds and hearts of music lovers, comparing his music to Quincy Jones production for Michael Jackson or Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis.
Devon’s musical chemistry with artist Vernac compels crowds and caused quite a stir with A&R’s from Def Jam, Universal, Warner Bros. Interscope and more at Los Angeles A&R Showcases.
His Pop / R&B Artist, Mandi Leigh was nominated for two categories by Star Shine Magazine co. Was only out voted for Best Female Artist by the pop superstar Lady GaGa. Her album BLVD. which was produced, arranged, and co-written by Devon did win Breakout Album for 2010.
Other artists and music that receive airplay via Radio and Internet are
Furyus ft. Ms. Lu – Electrify (produced & co-writen by Devon)
Vernac – You Can’t Stop Me (produced by Devon)
Mandi Leigh – Hotter than fire & Whipped Cream (produced by Devon)
In the near future Devon is looking forward to working with a plethora of artists in the music industry, having already produced music for major networks like MTV, VH1, Fuse TV, Bravo, NBC just to name a few.
Devon’s journey may sound detailed, but trust me he is just getting started.
Gary Devon Dotson production credits include:
CMT – 1 Music and A Movie
MTV – 10 On Top
VH1 – 40 Most Shocking Hip Hop Moments
TLC – Toddlers & Tiaras
Lifetime – Dance Moms
OWN – The Nate Berkus Show
FOX – Dish Nation
CMT – Dog and Beth on the Hunt
Bravo – Flipping Out
Bravo – Married to Medicine
MTV – Guy Code
NBC – Last Call With Carson Daly
Telemundo – Levantate
VH1 – Love And Hip Hop 2
WEtv – Mary Mary
NBC – The Nate Berkus Show
CW Network – Remodeled
TLC – Say Yes To The Dress
MTV – Justin Beiber “Beiber Live”
VH1 – The Greatest
WEtv – Shannen Says
Fuse TV – Lil’ Wayne Takeover
Fuse TV – SXSW (commercial)
Fuse TV – Promo
Fuse TV – Hip Hop Shop
BET – Promo
Bravo – Newlyweds The First Year
Bravo – Housewives of Atlanta
MTV – Nothing But Net
MTV – Retromania Team USA
BET – Single Ladies
MTV – Stevie TV
Oxygen – Chasing Maria Menounos
Furyus – My Thoughts
Mandi Leigh – BLVD.
Lifetime – Double Divas
VH1 – 100 Sexiest Artists
VH1 – Gossip Game
BET – Run’s House
MTV – MTV Live
Fuse TV – Top 100 POP Breakthroughs
Esquire – Knife Fight
Bravo – The Kandy Factory
MTV – Jobs That Don’t Suck
Fuse TV – Trending
MTV – Run’s House
MTV News – Sex, News, and Rock N Roll
Style Network – Big Rich Atlanta
Lexus – (Online Commercial)
And the list continues to grow.
The latest of Devon’s talents requires a merge of all his musical skills as a Music Producer and Songwriter for his Record Label Nite Vision Entertainment
WHO IS DEVON :
Devon challenged himself to be the best in every aspect of his music, and through practice and preforming with church, school, and even playing with the Sacramento Symphony he formed his own musical identity. Drawing inspiration from a long list of songwriters and musicians to include Sting, George Clinton, Quincy Jones, Prince, and Michael Jackson.
Devon’s talent stood out and he was selected to tour and play for music greats like Latin percussionist Pete Escovedo and his daughter, Sheila E, percussionist for Prince. Jazz Saxophonist Najee & late great NBA player and Bass player, Wayman Tisdale, Gospel artist Kirk Franklin, Daryl Coley just to name a few.
Devon has been well known in the Sacramento area and has shared the stage for a number of major recording artists including Tony, Toni, Tone’ , The Roots, Super producer Timbaland, Missy Elliot, Ginuwine, the late great Aaliyah, and many others.