Deondre is one of Bermuda's explosive talents hailing from the central parish of Devonshire.
With musical backgrounds on both sides of his family, it wasn't long before he started his own romance with rhythm. Starting early, Deondre learned violin, piano and even brielfy flirted with the recorder: all before he reached his teenage years. At the age of 16 while developing his understanding of poetry, he discovered his talent for rhyming; and his call to outreach for his fellow islanders.
He humbly slid onto the music scene in 2007 with a plethora of live performances and a three-song EP titled 'Kingset Presents Da Pre-Mix.' With his conscious lyrics and passionate, unforgiving delivery, he turned casual listeners into avid fans. Since then he has performed island-wide non-stop; making landmark appearances opening for several internationally recognized artists along the way.
2008 was a breakout year, kicking off with his appearance in 'Jesus The Password Concert' performing alongside international reggae artists Monty G, Dano Rolle, Reubin Heights and Bermuda's own Troy Anthony, Fyah B, Big Snipes and songstress Canjelae Taylor. He performed 'Hustla Fa Christ' live off his 'Kingset Mixes Volume 1: Diligence' mixtape with Jamaican-born deejay Septimus and was even interviewed by Jamie Thomas of popular carribean music channel Tempo’s Rise & Shine Show. He sealed the year with his fall release of 'Kingset Mixes Volume 1: Diligence,' which recieved much favorable feedback.
He released his follow-up mixtape 'Kingset Mixes Volume 2: Growing Pains' in the fall of 2009.
2010 was busy year for Deondre as he participated in Soul Food Promotions' 'Praise Pon De Beach' and the missionary ship Logos Hope's youth concert during their first visit to Bermudian shores. He capped off the summer with the huge 'Operation Seed Sower' party at Horseshoe Bay, Bermuda's premier tourist beach, performing with Monty G again as well as international reggae artists Mr. Lynx and Positive, and Bermuda's Big Snipes and DJ Fyah B of Fyah Beat Unlimited Sound. In the fall he participated in Pastor Ronnie Smith's debut 'One in the Son Gospel Fest' concert next to New York saxophonist and Gospel Jazzations 89.1FM radio personality Tony Smith, fellow personalites/artists Don Corey Washington and J.P., and several other Bermudian talents.
He again proved he was one of the island's fastest growing names in 2011 when he was recruited to perform in the Island Soccer League's Hope 4 Life Gospel Nights, again along with Monty G, Positive & DJ Fyah B.
2012 proved to be another landmark year. Deondre is now promoting his June 15th release 'I, Win' internationally with lead single I'll Never Leave (My Island's Crying), and celebrated it in style with a release party branded "Ego Lucror - I Win": an all-Bermudian affair. For the concert he introduced debuting recording artists like Nova, Mizola & Theo; and called on the help of Big Snipes, DJ Missian and Bermuda's international reggae star Geneman.
I, Win 2: The Old Normal is currently in production. Keep eyes and ears open for the lead single in first quarter 2013!