Call it a response to fan outcry for "REAL MUSIC"… real voices… real personalities.
It began as a simple, just-for-the-fun-of-it, Youtube video, but it quickly turned
into an informal debut. Fans watched Dierre, Eric, and Michael sing an a cappella
rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner", and - by the thousands - voiced their
amazement. The harmonies were described as "Heavenly", while fans marveled at how 3
singers sounded like many more. As one Youtube spectator put it, "take note there
only 3 but it sounds 5-10 people."[sic]
The demand was clear… listeners wanted more.
The three vocalists quickly garnered the attention of producers Chris Barz (Wale's
"Don't Hold Your Applause"), as well as Monty Wells (Island/Def Jam Recording
"D.E.M." was born shortly thereafter. "D.E.M", as an acronym, represents the names
Dierre, Eric, and Michael respectively. As a homonym, it makes light hearted
reference to how early fans often referred to the group: "Man, have you heard dem?"
"Dem dudes is tight!", "Dem boys can sing!", "Check dem out!".
Despite already receiving offers and inquiries from record labels, the group has
decided to focus independently on taking their time to produce the best album
possible. In the meantime, fans can watch new videos and hear tracks via internet
resources (Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, etc. )
We can only speculate on what will become of this group, but one thing is certain...
the future of music is already looking a little brighter.