|Billy Dean & Dawn
are one of the most versatile musical groups today. They can easily
perform the high
energy nightclub dance music, as well as the laid back jazz standards
preferred at many of Southwest Florida's prominent country clubs, and then
turn around and mesmerize crowds with their Broadway and classical
Audiences find Dawn's ability to
blend her classical training (graduate studies in voice at the Cincinnati -
College Conservatory Of Music) and popular style, impressive to say the least.
With her 3 octave range, she makes it possible to emulate artists like Sarah Brightman, Linda Eder, and Karen Carpenter to Mariah Carey and Cher.
Although Billy is the more
reserved half of the duo, his talent is certainly not. His piano playing,
keyboard arrangements, saxophone solos and vocal ability provide the perfect
combination of artistry.
Billy and Dawn met in 1991
at Caesars Pocono Resorts where Billy was the musical director. Their
musical and personal chemistry led them to marriage in 1993. From the time
of their meeting, they performed at the Mall Of America (Bloomington, MN), the
Grand Geneva Resort And Spa (Lake Geneva, WI - 4 seasons), and were the house
band at the prestigious Coeur D'Alene Resort in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho. They
also had the honor of opening The Club at the Ritz-Carlton, Naples, FL in
They now permanently reside in
Southwest Florida, and in season perform at the majority of the country clubs in
the area. Off season, they like to travel. In the summer of 2000 they
performed at The Luxor and Imperial Palace in Las Vegas, NV, then boarded
the Disney "Magic" cruise ship, to finish out the summer.
In June 2003 they had
the trip of a lifetime performing in Monaco for the International Seakeeper's
Both Billy and Dawn are over six
feet tall, and avid golfers!
In addition to dinner
dances and concerts, Billy & Dawn often join forces with their good friends Don
& Lesly Hale of CAHLUA & CREAM to form
the group ESSENCE.