The Myrtle Beach Jazz Festival is pleased to announce the addition of the R&B/pop group Da-Voicez to the slate of 2018 performers. They’ll be part of three days of live jazz, soul and R&B music as the third annual Myrtle Beach Jazz Festival returns to the Grand Strand on Sept. 28-30, 2018.
Founded in 2013 in Conway, S.C. and led by Benny Randall, Da-Voicez has previously appeared at the Andrews Heritage Festival with Victor Orlando, Horry County chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha’s Emerald Ball, the Books and Boogie benefit for Freedom Readers, at Taste of Andrews and various other special events. “From the very start,” Randall says on their official site, “the goal has been simple: to provide excellent entertainment.”
Described as “bold, empowering, and confident,” Da-Voicez released a well-received song titled “Shero” in early 2018. “The heartfelt sound and sentiment of the new single,” the review site Sleeping Bag Studios enthused, “is bound to resonate with those looking for an uplifting anthem to energize their playlist.”
Critic Dave Franklin was impressed by the way “Shero” took on big issues, including “relationships, empowerment, confidence and being strong and patient enough to wait for the right partner to come along.”
Da-Voicez also released a “stylistically shot” accompanying video for “Shero,” which Sleeping Bag Studio said only added to the “powerful emotion on display in the lyrics, vocals and music. … Featuring multiple dance-moves and the sparkling personality of Da-Voicez onscreen, they entertain through both sight and sound.”
Victor Orlando is a Grammy-nominated percussionist who’s collaborated with the Gap Band (1985’s Gap Band VII, 1986’s 8 and 1988’s Straight from the Heart), Yarbrough and Peoples (1983’s Heartbeats and 1985’s Guilty) and many other legends.
Daniel D has already been announced as a headliner for the third annual Myrtle Beach Jazz Festival. Once again, the festival is free. Bring your lawn chairs for this special event, to be held on historic Carver Street in Myrtle Beach. In addition to all of the great music, there will be food and merchandise vendors, children’s activities and a wine and beer garden.
More exciting lineup announcements are on the way, so check back here often. You can also follow the Myrtle Beach Jazz Festival on Facebook for all of the latest information.