Don Clark, aka “DC”, is the founder and band leader of Boston’s DC Project. DC was born and raised in Southern California and relocated to Boston to fulfill his musical dream. He was accepted to the world renowned Berklee School Of Music, where we majored and graduated with a degree in Performing and Jazz Standards.
During his time at Berklee he became connected to some very successful musicians. Some of the most notable names in music have shared the stage and/or studio with DC. Before the much-loved Black Eyed Peas found their drummer Keith Harris, DC was making music with him right here in Boston. DC has also recorded and performed at CD parties in NY and LA with the band The Air Pushers, which is lead by “Printz”, who also happens to be the musical director for The Black Eyed Peas. Before the band DC Project was formed, DC was in two other local cover bands, Felix Brown and Abandoned. His drummer in these bands was none other than Nikki Glaspie, which is now the drummer for Award- Winning Beyonce. DC was raised in a Christian home where there was plenty of gospel music being played. He found himself still surrounded by the roots of this music and opened at concerts for Gospel Award Winners, Shirley Caesar & Yolanda Adams.
Once his degree at Berklee was obtained in 2000, DC continued performing with his other cover bands until he formed his band and entertainment business, Project DCQ. DC works days as a musical teacher at two area schools. He teaches guitar lessons at Brookline Adult Education and also teaches numerous instrumental lessons at a private Jewish School, The Schecter School in Norwood. He volunteers his time for non-profit, as he loves giving back to his community. He hopes that his love of music will inspire other children and young adults to follow their dreams in music.
Since 1987, Kwesi Thomas (aka Kue) has been honing his skills as a singer and arranger. His earliest inspiration can be trace all the way back to his father, Dennis Thomas, an accomplished pianist and vocalist. It was his father’s love of harmony-driven, sacred hymns that set the stage for what would be a life long admiration of harmonic balance and musical expression. As a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, the fundamental concept of “many sounds: one voice” has reoccurred and resonated throughout Kue’s musical education and discovery.
Kue has earned many top honors as an instrumentalist, vocalist, and writer / arranger. Taking full advantage of his scholarships to the elite Humber College in Toronto, Canada; as well as his education at the world-renowned Berklee College of Music his time spent studying under Don Thompson, Pat LaBarbera, Tommy “Gates” Kamp & Dennis Montgomory III have both significantly influenced not only his musical style, but also his approach to professional writing & preformance It is his passionate pursuit of balance in musical expression which makes Kue a uniquely significant asset in all of his musical collaborations. Currently Kue is working in the New York and Boston areas and has projects with urban rock band Abandend, Boston based Project DCQ, Lisa Toussaint and The University of Toronto Gospel Choir, New York soultrist Amanda Brown, & international dance star Dianne Moore. Kue is also composing and sent to musical direct The Princess & the Golden Yam an Afro-centric musical from New York play-write and executive producer Dr. Cynthia Stevens.
Anna continued on to form her own original project as guitarist and vocalist drawing from a range of influences, including classic rock and both contemporary and classic RnB. She has been a fixture in the Boston club scene and has toured, and done live radio gigs throughout New England solo/acoustic and with her band.
Anna has recorded an EP of original material, and continues to gig in the Boston area with various original and cover projects. In addition to writing and performing, Anna also teaches guitar. She has been a teaching for the National Music Workshop at Daddy’s Junky Music for six years. Anna truly enjoys working with kids of all ages and feels great satisfaction in knowing she has helped to open up and encourage an interest in music for a student, whatever direction it may take.
My primary focus is to master my instrument, the drum-set as well as electric bass. In pursuit of this, I would love to tour the world, visiting all the countries of the world to continue to broaden my horizons. That, in my eyes, is “true” success.
Berklee College of Music – Boston, MA 2006-present
Boston Arts Academy 2004-06
Phillip Bailey, Boston, MA 2008 – 2009
VOCALIST/SONGWRITER /PERFORMER Performed alongside Philip Bailey at the Berklee Earth Wind and Fire tribute show, and also at the Commencement concert. Phillip Bailey was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Music from Berklee College of Music.
Rae is a 23-year-old singer, songwriter, and musician from Charleston, SC. She is currently living in the Boston area and studying voice at the world renowned Berklee College of Music, in addition to performing professionally with Project DCQ. She came to Boston to study music after she was awarded a scholarship to attend Berklee as a full-time voice student, and she has been performing in numerous showcases and events at the Berklee Performance Center, as well as in the greater Boston area for the past 4 years. Rae has worked with and performed alongside respected music industry professionals such as Donna McElroy and Jerome Kyles, both are high-profile Berklee professors and have each had successful careers in the Pop music industry. Rae has also shared the stage and worked with nationally-touring sidemen and new artists such as Louis Cato (of the Marcus Miller Band), Kevin Ross, Denise Hudson, Joshua Connelly, Dennis Montgomery, just to name a few.She is also involved with teaching and coaching aspiring young singers in the area, and worked as the singing teacher for a year at the Boys and Girls Club, which she did as part of Berklee?s Community Outreach programs. Rae loves sharing her passion and knowledge for music and singing with others, and plans to continue doing so all the days of her life.
Rae was also a part of “The Levitical Singers”, a small, select gospel groupput together and led by successful performing/recording artist and star of TLC?s reality show “Trial by Choir”, Jerome Kyles. In October of 2008, Rae had the awesome opportunity to sing background vocals on her father?s (Rob Keiter) upcoming debut jazz album titled “The Glory of Love”, on which the world-renowned, multiple Grammy award-winner, Randy Brecker, is featured playing trumpet on three of the songs.
Luis Figueroa-Roig was born in Philadelphia on September 18, 1989 to Puerto Rican & Dominican parents Elsa Roig & Rafael Fernandez. He started his artistic journey at the tender age of four, exploring and showing his talent in social and religious activities, community events and school recitals.
He has performed with Latin Music celebrities like Johnny Albino, Joe Cuba, and Graciela at the International Latin Music Hall of Fame in New York, and was selected to perform on the internationally known evening show “Sabado Gigante” Hosted by Don Francisco. He has been part of a post holiday concert “Octavitas de Reyes” in San Juan, Puerto Rico, with a variety of celebrities including the late Tony Croatto, Josie LaTorre, Irvin Garcia, Silverio Perez, and Victoria Zanabria. In August 2002 he released his first solo Album titled “La Diferencia”.
In 2003 He participated in the internationally renowned television program “Star Search” where he represented the Philadelphia area in the finals. In July 2005 he won the Teen Idol Search in The Lights of Liberty Show in Philadelphia directed by Peter Nero. The International show “Objetivo Fama” came to Philadelphia in 2006 to interview him and asked that he audition but was unable to due his age.