808 Dallas Texas is a production company that likes to keep it local with their shows that bring their pick of Dallas artists to the lime light. “Reverb Volume 4” was the fourth installment in the “Reverb” series, and they brought three artists to perform for an intimate night. To help set the mood for what they described as a “Dallas Unplugged” event, there was a small stage, band, and audience to help bring their idea to life. It was a night filled with live, personal performances, Q&A with each of the artists, and a couple of games of Hip-Hop Trivia hosted by Mo Classified! It was a really great time that showcased some talented R&B artists in the Dallas area. It has me wondering why there aren’t more events like this in the area?
First up, Demi Lavoyce set the bar high for the show! She has a petite figure but a huge voice! She took her time in previewing some songs and allowed herself to open-up to the audience. Demi is a R&B artist from Dallas that you definitely should be listening to, she reminds me a little of Ravyn Lenae. She has cleverly written songs that describe often relatable moments within our lives.
The next artist had a different vibe, Blythe Dennis. Her voice is powerful! She set it off and warmed up the crowd with some familiar covers from past favorites, such as “Crazy” by Gnarls Barkley and “Is It The Way” by Jill Scott. Her sound truly reminds me of a smooth jazz, I immediately imagine myself in a jazz parlor with her voice. Her EP – The Heartbreak brings up some real-life situations, such as “Situationship,” which she performed during Reverb Volume 4 as well!
Finally, the last artist, Reuben Lael was the an impressive act to close the show. His voice sounds like Sunday dinner after church, with all the fixings! I was impressed, and a little disappointed that this was the first time I had heard of him. His performance was high energy and showed that he is the type of artist to give it all when he is front and center on stage.
Overall, I am so glad that I attended this show and I would like to give a huge thanks for 808 Dallas Texas for having me! I absolutely loved how this event was curated, it was fun, interactive, and it took a moment to highlight R&B artists in the Dallas area. This is what the city needs!