This site is a space for Dez to share her original music, musings on life and music in general, and her journey to becoming a better person.

Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, music has always been a part of her life. Her mother, a minister of music, taught Desirae to direct choirs from age 13 while she was at the piano unable to direct while playing. Dez traveled all over Louisiana with youth choirs in her teens and began writing and recording in her 20’s. In 2002, she formed Out Roun’ Back with engineer/producer Mike Gardner as a band and production company. Out Roun’ Back produced and recorded for Apostle CE Proctor and the DFW Community Choir, Micah Stampley, Vickie Baker and have continued to work on an upcoming Out Roun’ Back CD release. Over the past 10 years, Desirae has been an integrel member of praise and worship teams leading worship for Shreveport Community Church, Oasis Church, and worked on numerous choir recording projects. Currently, she performs around DFW with R&B/jazz cover bands K2K and The Inspiration Band. She arranges and records background vocals for numerous artists, the most recent project with Zetti Carnell. Her vocal style is a unique blend of jazz, soul, funk and pop. Her biggest musical influences are Chaka Khan, Prince, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Mavis Staples, Jill Scott, and Bobby McFerrin.  

 Available for:

  • Vocal arranging
  • Background vocals – recording and live performances
  • Co-writing
  • Vocal producing
  • Performer: 

– available with guitarist for small acoustic settings

– can put together a full band any size 3-8 piece for corporate events, clubs, larger venues, parties

– can fill in for your band – see performance list for songs I already know (under the music page) and I can learn anything you give me with enough notice!

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