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ABOUT DREION

DREION is a singer-songwriter, musician, and performing artist from Omaha, Nebraska.

He currently is a student at Berklee College of Music as a Songwriting Major with a minor in Africana Studies who balances his academic and

performing life while also being a husband and a father.

 

DREION’s goal is to influence and inspire generations internationally through performance. His vision is to create music that makes the listener feel good, while also imparting a message of inspiration and hope. His music can be described as a combination of gospel, soul, funk, and R&B, taking inspiration from Prince, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Michael Jackson, Percy Bady, Smokie Norful, Daryl Coley, Kim Burrell, The Clark Sisters and many more.

DREION is a recipient of both the Bill & Melinda Gates Millennium Scholarship and the Warren & Susan Buffett Scholarship (full cost of attendance awards for outstanding academic excellence). DREION has had the privilege of performing at many venues including the Boston Boy and Girls Club, College World Series, Gillette Stadium, and the legendary Grand Ole Opry.

As an audience member at one of DREION’s live performances, one can expect to be guided on a journey through the good, the bad, and the indifferent parts of life. The soul and emotions he embodies on stage are the products of the unique experiences DREION has faced throughout his life, and allow him to reveal who he truly is to his audience.

IN THE PRESS

 

Berklee Groove 

Throughout the show, entitled Made for This, DREION stunned a full audience with his highly coordinated dance moves, virtuosic vocal performance, and his unparalleled confidence and charisma. The energy in his showmanship was a contagion comparable to the likes of James Brown, Prince, and Michael Jackson, whom he cites as his most significant artistic influences.

Berklee Songwriting Department

“DREION has been a standout writer, performer, and producer in all of my classes and there's no doubt in my mind, if he keeps the fantastic focus and motivation he's already demonstrated, he will be a major success story in the music business."

”There is nothing that DREION can't do: a fantastic singer, songwriter, and musician with a promising career ahead of him. His songs are incredibly graceful and soulful works of art.

 

Berklee College of Music

A few seconds into the video of DREION's performance live from Symphony Park in Boston, you'll understand why audience member and Berklee staffer Abria Smith took out her phone and started filming. DREION's energy as he and his band sizzled through a James Brown tune took command of not just the audience present for the performance, but now of viewers all over the world. 

 

Principal Thomas Lee at Omaha Northwest High Magnet School

“DREION is very talented, very mature and truly knows how to impact his community and our society. He is a difference maker and true change agent. I am very proud of DREION and all of our students who have gone on to college and have excelled.”

WBUR 90.9 BOSTON

“ A lively video of musician DREION's band performing James Brown's "Get On Up" was posted on Facebook after a show held at Symphony Park this summer. That video has now garnered over 1.3 million views. It caught our attention because of the energy and joy of his performance. So, we invited him in to talk about music and to perform a new song."

 

 

 

College Possible

College Possible helped DREION focus on academics and find financial resources. He said this was critical in his motivation to succeed.