James Dore' is a singer, choreographer, songwriter and TV host. Dore' has been performing music, appeared in billboard ads, fitness commercials and fashion shows including The venue of Scottsdale, The Herberger theater, The Press Room, Int'l, Blur, The Nile Theater, The Orphium theater, The Underground and many more.
Dore' started off a doing voiceover's for the Seattle School District at 6 years of age. Dore' dove into Breaking and "Pop-locking", or Popping as it was originally called in Portland, Oregon as it was exploding on his neighborhood streets and underage clubs. Later James joined the OSU Breakers performing at football half time shows, university events and crashing fraternity parties on campus.
At age 21 Dore' began traveling all along the West coast, from Canada to So-Cal, and Hawaii performing his unique blend of street and club dance styles. While in Hawaii Dore' was invited to perform at the prestigious Hilton Hawaiian Village on a weekly basis impersonating Michael Jackson. Dore' was offered to go to Japan and Bermuda to continue doing Michael Jackson impersonations but instead, due to a deep desire to explore and further develop his own style of dance and create his own music, turned the offers down.
Back on the mainland Dore' had the opportunity to do some more hosting on a show called Destination TV which he also wrote and performed the theme song for. And had the privilege of having four of his songs in a movie called Vampire Slayers.
His CD "Private Party" 2003 began turning heads at numerous fashion shows and upscale dance lounges through out Arizona. Dore' gained the title, "Most Featured Artist" on KEUG, G105.5 FM Radio Oregon, were he was hailed as, "One of the best up and coming artist." on The Tim Ryan Show Live.
Late 2011 Dore' teamed up with Producer Chris "Starr" Walker who is responsible for producing Omarion's first mega hit, "O" in 2005. Together Dore' and Walker created a 5 song CD tittled The EP. Dore' teamed up with Voight Thornton of SIX MIC FILMS and Michael Cardoza of Glasswork Media early fall of 2012 and went to work on his first official music video, from the EP project, "See You again". And in 2014 dropped his second music video for his EDM dance anthem "Shut Up and Dance" feat. Arizona native Fenix along with a an Entourage of some of Arizona's top dancers.
May 2012 Dore' was asked to narrate an educational documentary- Crossing the Jordan Together: An Exploration of End of Life Care in the African American Community. The documentary was filmed in St. Croix in the Caribbean Islands. He also wrote and recorded the song "Reach Across" for the documentary.
To sum it all up, in the words of Platinum recording artist and Grammy award winner Be Be Winnans, describes James Dore's music as, "Good music with integrity."
“James Dore's song ‘Shut Up And Dance’ hit the #1 position on Power FM and its affiliated network stations during the month of March 2015. This accomplishment is a tribute to his talent, hard work and perseverance. Many of today's successful artists broke their first single on this radio network. There is a rich history in this franchise and now his music has become a part of it. In addition, the remix of his song is currently being featured on other radio mix shows. Be sure to tune in to hear his song being spun to hundreds of thousands of listeners. -The Academia ”
“"Behind the scenes of making a video promo for the James Doré worldwide music tour. James and his group will be performing locally and then will be off to Hawaii and Europe." Danny Raustadt ~ Arizona Foothills Magazine ”
“"Let's start by asking, "Have you ever listened to a song that touched you so much . . . you couldn't sit still? The mind says "Be cool!" but the body says "Move!" That describes my reaction to Dore' singing and groovin' to his song Shut Up and Dance." Dr. Mamie Smith Radio Host ~ The Duane Parham Show at Kats Radio ”
“"Choreographer, singer-songwriter James Dore attacks this track with precision and poise delivering an instant club smash." Ken Wilson ~ The Akademia Music Awards ”
“James Dore's music is in regular rotation on 99.9 KMGG FM The Beat! Byron Powdrell ~ 99.9 The Beat ”
“"James Dore's Music is in rotation on The Mellow Mix broadcast at WBP Radio in Atlanta!" WBP Radio Atlanta ~ WBP Radio Atlanta ”
“"James Dore' works hard everyday to instill the same love of music in his students, that he has felt since he was a boy." -Trish Arana ~ North West Valley Magazine ”