Singer/ songwriter and actor, Dorian, has captured audiences with a body of work that has crossed all artistic genres—from music to the stage and television.
His conscious acoustic/ neo soul music, has been called ‘balm for the soul’, ‘uplifting’, ‘necessary’ and ‘much needed for our time’.
Modeling his career after his idol singer/ songwriter and activist, Michael Franti, Dorian 'rocks out' to uplift the human spirit. He’s performed bedside as a music healer at Cedar’s Sinai Hospital in Beverly Hills; featured on the American Giving Awards on NBC ,encouraging folks across the nation to get out in the community and share their talents on a voluntary basis; sang at the Run For Her Fundraiser at Pan Pacific Park in Los Angeles, two years in a row, to raise money for Women’s Ovarian Cancer Research and with the Agape International Choir for Free the Slaves, a human rights organization, that campaigns globally against human trafficking.
Dorian has created a yoga and 'live' neo soul event (featuring his music) at Lululemon Athletica stores and indie yoga studios throughout Los Angeles. He’s performed at Whole Foods Markets throughout Southern California for events and to raise money for the corporation’s Whole Kids Foundation, an organization devoted to improving children's nutrition and wellness!
As with his music, Dorian’s acting career also makes a soulful impact.
He’s appeared as a guest star on CSI: Las Vegas’s “Unshockable” with country music group, The Rascal Flatts and had a major 5 episode guest star role as a veteran of the Iraq war suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and amnesia on the final season of NBC’s ER.
His acting career has landed him on projects with celebrities, like: Angela Bassett, Phylicia Rashad, John Stamos and Anthony Mackie.
Dorian’s mission as a recording artist is to inspire people to tap into their own power. He says, “I’ve trained as a Reiki Master, Kripalu Bodyworker and I still work a few days a week as a licensed community pharmacist – a modern day medicine man – in an industry that’s spun out of control. I see a need on the faces of people for a kind of medicine that goes beyond the body into the soul. Music can reach places in people that medicine cannot reach. Music can aid in the healing process because it speaks to the body, mind and most importantly…the SOUL!”
Dorian is currently working on a book version of his album, Everyday Warrior (set for release in Spring 2017) in which he tells the life stories behind the songs on the album! He is designing workshops around the book to inspire people - as he tours - to engage folks in community discussions about how to make it through life’s challenges in more enlightened ways!
Check out his highly acclaimed debut indie album, Everyday Warrior: Acoustic - Neo Soul for Your Soul! and his most recent release, Turn It Into Gold