Singer, Songwriter & Entertainer, Aaron DePonce, is making his presence felt
in the music industry with his smooth, sultry voice and high energy-packed
performances. DePonce is a gifted, innovative, and influential music
figure who started singing at the age of 5 in Indianapolis, Indiana. At age 16,
his singing talents soon became obvious to industry heavy hitters, Darryl
Simmons, Kenneth “Baby Face “Edmonds, and Antonio “L.A. “Reid. In 1992,
they quickly signed him to Laface Records as a member of the R&B group, “A
FEW GOOD MEN”. The group first appeared on The LaFace Family Christmas
album in 1993 singing their very own rendition of “Silver Bells”, which
still to date is played in heavy rotation, getting us in the Christmas spirit
each and every year.
The group’s debut album, “Take a Dip”, featured two successful singles
‘Tonite’ and ‘Have I Never.’ The Babyface produced, ‘Have I Never’, was the
group’s biggest success, reaching #32 on the R&B charts and #76 on the Hot
100. The Dallas Austin produced, ‘Tonite’, managed to reach #44 on the R&B
charts. Unfortunately, due to front office reconstruction at the record label, their project didn’t receive the necessary support it needed.
In 1997 the group disbanded, and in 1999 DePonce signed to an independent
recording label, Imperium Records, in Miami, Florida. His solo debut album,
“From My Window”, which spawned the songs “Just The Way You Are”, and
“Tight-Tight”, opened his eyes to all the benefits of controlling his
vision and reaping the many rewards of doing so. After a successful solo debut,
DePonce decided to take his career in his own hands and create NEW MERGE,
Inc., which released the labels first album, “Devotion”, in 2005.
Aaron DePonce then realized that by using the power of internet sales with
networks such as MySpace & Cd Baby, he could connect with distribution companies
in other countries. His music began to reach audiences as far as Japan, Europe
and Africa. In 2007, while in Atlanta, Georgia working with other recording artists signed to Usher Raymond’s manager, J.Pat, he gained the attention of Terrence“T-Low”Brown & Robert“RL“Huggar, both members of the Multi Platinum R&B Trio “NEXT”. With the third member no longer a part of the group, DePonce was given the opportunity to fill that void. Touring and eventually recording with “NEXT”, he never stopped perfecting his craft as a solo artist. Because of his driven personality, and his strong desire to succeed, he wasted no time in recording his new album, “HEREAFTER”, set to be released Aug 18, 2011.
His resume of career achievements not only includes singing, songwriting,
and production, but he also possesses extensive knowledge and experience in sales,
marketing and promotions. Aaron DePonce’s wide variety of talents and gifts has enabled him to reinvent himself and stay relevant in today’s music industry.