An endless passion for music, for voices,
for discovery, for people, for life.

Raised in Detroit Michigan, the household of Dorion James was enveloped in music from his beginnings. His father a singer and blues guitarist, and his mother an aspiring opera singer. Naturally falling into all things music, Dorion wrote his first song at the age of 14 and from then on, he committed to writing his own material. With musical inspirations such as Same Cooke, Maxwell, Rachael Ferrell, Take 6, Silk, De’angelo, and even Prince, they all contributed to the heart, soul, and voice of the Dorion James today.

After many years later, performing around the Detroit club scene with his band, Dorion decided to branch away from his group and pursue solo endeavors. Moving from city to city, performing countless shows and open mic nights, Dorion finally ended up settling in Florida. Not long after, he met and joined forces with Marley the Messenger, a talented rapper in the local scene. They instantly hit things off and are in the process of writing a new record together, due to be released in March 2019.

Dorion’s debut album, The Dorion James Project, is already available on iTunes, Spotify, and SoundCloud.


Marley the Messenger & Dorion James

As of January 2019, Marley The Messenger and Dorion James have announced that they will be performing and recording music together as an official group/duo. Their first single, “The Light” is the final record by Marley The Messenger under the Electric Media Group (EMG) record label.

Marley and Dorion have confirmed that they are also currently working on a project with Gainesville, Florida-based producer, Thomas Swanson and an official album is expected to be announced sometime in March. A full site dedicated to Marley The Messenger & Dorion James music is currently under construction but for now, please visit and share this page to stay up-to-date with shows, music, and other important announcements.

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