LaVon “Donnie” Tatem is an American Singer/Songwriter, Producer and member of the R&B Recording Act “TRU” from Camden, NJ. TRU stands for (Talented, Religious & Unique), the other members of TRU are James “Jimi” Williams and Primo Wansley.
Donnie was co-founder of the Jazz Trio "Jazz Eternity" along with Ryan Bates, he also was a member of the group "The Gentlemen Of Leisure" that recorded the single "Never Had A Love Like This Before" in 1980.
In 1981 Donnie was a member of the legendary gospel group "The Stars Of Harmony", an accapella vocal group from Woodbury, NJ.
In 1995 Donnie was recruited to play the starring role in the off-Broadway play "If Only For You" by IJN Productions of Atlantic City, NJ.
During the late '80's through the 90's, Donnie toured as a solo Gospel Artist.
With TRU, Donnie has recorded the albums:
With TRU Love in 2009 on Sounds Of Philly Records and wrote and produced the song “You’re Not Alone”.
My Love Is Tru in 2010 on Society Hill Records and wrote the songs “Night & Day Dreams” and “Who Do You See When You Look At Me?”
Recorded background vocals on the 2010 CD of Glenn Leonard (former lead singer of the Temptations) featuring Jean Carne entitled “Then and Now”
“Promise of the Future” in 2011 on LAVON D. TATEM MUSIC, title track for the upcoming CD of the same name. It was written and produced by Donnie
As a solo artist Donnie recorded the albums:
Background vocals on the movie score “The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh” on Lorimar Records in 1979
….thoughts… on LaBri Enterprises Entertainment Productions in 1995
Instrumentals on LaBri Enterprises Entertainment Productions in 1997
TOTALLY HUMAN in 2012 on LAVON D. TATEM MUSIC
Looking Forward To Looking Back in 2014 on LDTM Records