…is a driving force in the music industry today. Hailing from New York City (Brooklyn), “Demetrius” is one of the most sought after music professionals in the country. With over two decades as an accomplished recording artist and vocalist, Vocal Coach and instructor, songwriter and arranger, choral director, consultant and music industry executive, he has soared to phenomenal heights. Known for his sensual baritone voice, his style is uniquely diverse with sounds of jazz, gospel, and classical genres evident to the ear. With experience in the performance arena from early childhood, he has been showcased in many musical productions (On & Off Broadway), concerts, live recordings, and session work. Demetrius is actively involved with many music conventions, workshops, and conferences as a facilitator or organization executive. He has a passion for writing and teaching and uses the platform of motivational speaking, traveling extensively nationally and internationally, to share his expertise in the music industry to challenge others to excel in their craft.
During his extensive music career he has worked with some of the top names in the gospel and secular music industry to date and has collaborated on many recording projects, concerts, or written hit songs for many notable artists such as:
Desiree Coleman- Jackson
Bishop Nathaniel Townsley, Jr.
Bishop Hezekiah Walker
(The Late) Rev. Timothy Wright
Bishop Albert L. Jamison Kurt Carr Bishop Paul Morton
Demetrius is the founder & CEO of GrifCo. Entertainment Group, an entertainment production company that enhances the performance capabilities of many talented artists with affiliations to many noted national media/entertainment organizations. He is also the founder of the School of One Voice; a training school for vocal music in Brooklyn, NY.
Demetrius is a 23 year member of the Gospel Music Workshop of America (GMWA) and serves on the Board of Officers for the Eastern New York State Chapter as co-chair of Media and Public Relations, Administrator to the ENYC Music Department, Choir Director for the Mass Choir and is one of the executive staff members to the current Chairman of the National Board of Directors of the GMWA, Bishop Albert L. Jamison.
One of his greatest accomplishments is the recording of his first “Live” gospel CD in May 2008 with a release in April 2009 entitled Demetrius Griffin & The Griffin Experience – “The Sound of Worship”. This CD has made major impact already in the gospel industry and is continuing to soar up the charts and is receiving immediate national attention.
The Griffin Experience
The Griffin Experience is a total worship experience in song. This anointed group sings the songs of the Lord as penned through the creative musical mind of veteran gospel artist, songwriter and group leader Robert Demetrius Griffin. This family ministry is no stranger to the gospel music industry and Christian community locally or abroad. Named officially in 1980 by their father Rev. Dr. Robert L. Griffin Sr. as "My Babies...The Griffin Specials", they sang melodious songs of praise & worship right before the preached word. Over 2 decades of music ministry later this phenomenal group now known as the “Griffin Experience” has traveled extensively and ministered in many churches, cathedrals and venues across the United States. They have performed with such notable artists as CeCe Winans, Hezekiah Walker, Donald Lawrence, James Hall, Kurt Carr, Bishop Albert Jamison, Michael McDonald & Kim Burrell just to name a few. It is true that families that SING together STAY together! All of the Griffin siblings can accredit the impartation of their musical gifts to God and to their Mother, Evangelist Shirley Griffin, whose melodious voice has been heard all over the eastern seaboard singing and preaching the Gospel. She is an awesome vocalist, musician, preacher, teacher and prayer warrior. Influenced by many of the prominent family ministries of our time such as The Hawkins Family, The Clark Sisters, The Winans, Andre & Saundra Crouch and many more, this anointed group has a unique blend with sounds of traditional, jazz, and classical genres evident to the musical ear. With an urban flair, contemporary effect and traditional foundation, The Griffin Experience is one group that will be a blessing to all those that hear & witness their ministry. Demetrius Griffin always says..."There is no harmony like FAMILY HARMONY".
Group Member are:
Robert Demetrius Griffin
Shiretta Griffin – Hayden
*P. Renee Credle