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D.Shawn & Soul

Alan Thompson & The Next Life

Wednesday, May 01
Show | 9pm // Doors | 8pm
$10

Darius Middleton, known as D.Shawn, was born on October 27, 1993. Raised in North Carolina but moved around a lot. Middleton found interest in sports, travel, and education; however music was what he was most interested in. He started singing at age four, which opened the door for him to sing and lead the Praise and Worship group in church. Middleton received music a scholarship from Elizabeth City State University, and other schools. He attended ECSU from 2011 to 2013 and transferred to North Carolina Central University from 2013 to 2015, where he receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Music with a Minor in Jazz Studies. Middleton formed ‘D. Shawn & Soul’ with Howard Joyner in 2016 leading to numerous performances, winning an award, and recently going on tour as well as opened for numerous artists in the industry
as Meek Mill, Yo Gotti, Migos, Ty Dolla Sign and many others.

Howard Joyner known as Soul was born on March 12, 1991 in Atlanta. He was raised in New York and North Carolina. He first found interest in drums and later started playing piano. Joyner started producing and playing piano as a career in 2005. He has directed numerous church bands and services.Joyner attended North Carolina Central University to study sound engineering. He currently plays piano and produces for numerous artists, such as D. Shawn, Bruno Mars bass guitarist Jamero Artis and Jamla Records own: Heather Victoria, and Rapsody. Joyner also started “Give Em Soul” a music production company based out of
Durham NC.