From: IL, United States
Genre: R&B, Soul, Gospel
Dre T. Turner
Dre T. Turner has entertaining in his blood. Growing up in Maywood, IL he sang in the family gospel group – the ‘Turner Family Singers.’ As an adult he’s become a renowned Chicago R&B / soul singer.
Before deciding to launch his solo career, Dre spent time on the road as a professional driver for several well-known entertainers including R. Kelly, Tyrone Davis, and Queen Latifah. In the mid-nineties Dre sang background for veteran soul crooner Lou Pride. Observing first hand these successful entertainers, he became convinced that he too had the talent to make a name for himself in the music business.
With the start of the new millennium, Dre began to record and perform live as Dre T. Turner. He became known for his crowd-pleasing live shows and started working diligently in the recording studio. He’s been featured on countless shows with such luminaries as Bobby Rush, Tyrone Davis, and Willie Clayton. In September, 2010 Dre had the honor of performing for the distinguished members of the Congressional Black Caucus in Washington D. C.
“Whatcha Gonna Do,” his first full length album, was released in 2008 and has garnered rave reviews including one in Juke Blues Magazine – a highly regarded magazine based in London, England. The website for Soulchoonz, another British publication, featured several songs off the album and gave it a glowing review. There is an excellent video for the song “Mercy” from the album that can be found on YouTube.
Dre is also an accomplished actor – recently showcasing his talent in several Chicago area productions. These plays include the Black Noise production “Shades of My Skin,”
Ralph J’s “I’m Marrying the Wrong Woman,” Jean Moore’s “Juneteenth Tribute,” James Mack’s “Connect the Dots,” and the Black Chicago production “My Black Chicago…a Renaissance Musical.”
For his latest - soon to be released - recordings, Dre has come full circle - returning to his gospel roots. Dre T. Turner is an exciting, uplifting, talented artist in his prime and the best is yet to come!