What is Dovingall Music?
Alonzo: Dedicated to excellence in artistry and performance, Dovingall Music is a full-service music production company that specializes in original music composition and artist development. Supporting both emerging and established artists, our focus will be on artist development, production and other entertainment verticals, including film scores, commercial jingles, and engaging with marketers and corporations who want to sharpen their stories, create impactful synergies and bring urgency to their brand.
How did Alonzo Dover and Michael Mindingall come together to form Dovingall?
Michael: Through our common bond of music, Alonzo and I have known each other for more than 20 years. Both veterans in the entertainment business, it was during a period when I rehearsed at The Upper Room Entertainment Complex in Detroit, a popular venue owned by Alonzo and his wife Pamela, we renewed a discussion on our mutual love for music and the need to reignite that love not just in Detroit but across the country, while creating an outlet and platform for new artists to showcase their talents through the production, recording and performance of timeless music.
Dover and Mindingall, can you tell us about your background?
Alonzo: With a pedigree that includes a GRAMMY award and collaborations with icons from Aretha Franklin and Diana Ross to BET Network and Robert Townsend, and in the tradition of hitmaking music teams like Holland & Dozier, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, and Babyface & L.A. Reid, Michael and I are poised to take the music world by storm as the industry’s next great dynamic duo. Accomplished songwriters, producers and musicians, we have been blessed to have collaborated with a virtual who’s who of award-winning music icons.
Michael: I’ve been in the music business professionally for over 30 years as a producer, musician,
Alonzo: I started my
Tell us about the VIP launch event you recently held in Detroit?
Michael: We recently hosted our company launch with a VIP celebration at Motor City Casino’s Club Amnesia in Detroit. The evening featured a breakout performance and CD release of background vocalist and protégé for Motown superstar KEM, L’Renee who performed songs from her new solo project, “I’m Done.” Label artist and Detroit native Elijah J, who began his career as Young Simba in Disney’s Broadway production of “The Lion King,” also performed songs from his upcoming debut project. Detroit’s undisputed style guru and media personality Chuck Bennett served as host.
Alonzo: The night also featured a fur fashion show curated by Bricker Furs and a post-event meet & greet VIP party. Additionally, the event was live streamed for viewing to both domestic and international audiences. In addition to the featured performers, several notable guests were in attendance including U.S. Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence, local NBC anchor Evrod Cassimy, The Right Productions CEO Shahida Mauisi, Pulsebeat TV host Greg Dunmore, vocalist Gwen Fox and Earline Franklin.
What can we look forward to from Dovingall Music?
Alonzo: Michael and I are beyond thrilled to officially launch Dovingall Music. Central to our collaboration vision, we recognized early on
Michael: That void is real. Through our new company, we are committed to bringing back timeless music, while celebrating the rich heritage and history that is the Detroit sound. In addition to debuting new music, artists and collaborative partners, stay tuned to both the small and big screens as that next commercial jingle or movie soundtrack may be credited to Dovingall Music.
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