For 13 years soul vocalist and bandleader Dwele has made five recordings and toured endlessly around the world. The Detroit, Michigan native has brought another voice to that great lineage of vocalists and musicians that hail from the Motor City. Dwele's latest E One Music release "Greater Than One" further showcases his expansion as a artist taking music listeners for a retro-80's ride, producing music that he pays homage to as a child growing up. Groups like Midnight Star, Prince, and the S.O.S Band. "Greater Than One" features special guests Black Milk and vocalist Raheem DeVaughn.
Born Andwele Gardner, he developed his musical style from the age of six when he began writing songs for his mother.Dwele took up the piano and when he began middle school he began taking trumpet and bass lessons. When he was ten years old, Dwele lost his father to a tragic shooting but that didn't stop his passion for becoming the Grammy-nominated singer he became. In fact, he credits his father for becoming the musician he never became. It was though his dad that Dwele came to know soul muslc via his record collection.
In the early 2000's Dwele came out of what has been hailed as Detroit's "Second Renaissance" with a cadre of artists that put the music world on the map just like the glory days of Motown Records during the 1960's. Artists like Kem, Amp Fiddler, Jay Dilla, Slum Village, Uncle Kracker, Eminem, D-12, The White Stripes, and Kid Rock.
Dwele released his debut record "Subject" on Virgin Records in 2003 and hasn't missed a beat ever since. His other recordings "Some Kinda...."(2005), "Sketches of a Man"(2008),"W.ants W.orld W.oman,"(2010) and his current "Greater Than One" showcases the many different music styles that he's produced over the years.
Currently, Dwele is on tour and will be coming to a city and venue near you. For upcoming info, please visit him online at dwele.com.