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Many of you have been asking me for ages to play up north. Well, we’re gonna do just that! Two shows! Be lookin for ya. Bring friends and your appetite. 



Friday, October 27th • 7:30pm & 10pm • $35



First it was just 1 show. Tickets flew out the door. We sold 400 seats in two weeks! Then it was 2 shows. Tickets went wooosh! 400 seats in 9 days! Now it's 3 shows!




Treat yourself and your loved ones to a self-indulgent night of live music – A Tribute to Marvin Gaye by the Dorian Holley Band! You won’t want to miss out on this one-night only concert dedicated to “The Prince of Motown.” We can’t wait to see you here at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center! Dorian Holley’s credits include former lead singer of the Ricky Minor Band,(The Tonight Show with Jay Leno), American Idol coach, and vocal director for Michael Jackson's “This Is It’ Tour to name a few. Dorian honors the ‘Prince of Motown’, Marvin Gaye, with an evening of soulful, sensual and socially relevant music.SECOND SHOW ADDED!! TICKETS AVAILABLE – Sunday, August 27 at 7 PM.


Revolution Songs

Dorian and Nayanna Holley perform ”Revolution Songs,” a concert woven with the musical tapestry of the Civil Rights Movement.

The Nate Holden Performing Arts Center

4718 W. Washington Blvd. 
Los Angeles, CA 90016 United States + Google Map



Annual Pops Concert

Who/What: College of the Canyons Jazz Ensemble presents its “Annual Pops Concert”

Details: College of the Canyons Jazz Ensemble welcomes guest vocalist Dorian Holley to its “Annual Pops Concert” at 7:30 p.m. May 12 at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center. Holley has sung with such greats as Stevie Wonder and the late Michael Jackson. He performed on all of Jackson’s solo tours and was vocal supervisor on the documentary about the late performer’s final tour “This Is It”. He was the lead singer in The Rickey Minor Band during the last three years of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”. Most recently he was part of the Bee Gees tribute on the “59th Annual Grammy Awards”. The Jazz Ensemble is conducted by Music Director KC Manji. The Lab Band will perform at 7 p.m. and during intermission.

Where:  The Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita

Contact: For tickets and information please visit




If you saw the movie THIS IS IT, you saw Dorian Holley on the big screen. Dorian was Vocal Director for the late Michael Jackson’s monumental, final tour. He was responsible for auditioning singers as well as the sound of the group. In fact, he performed as vocalist on all of Jackson’s solo tours.  He was the lead singer in The Rickey Minor Band during Jay Leno’s last 3 years. Dorian is a featured soloist touring with Queen Latifah, James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt and Rod Stewart. He has toured with Lionel Richie, Don Henley and Jimmy Vaughn. He has sung with Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Meghan Trainor, Usher, Cristina Aguilera, Little Big Town, Jason Derulo, The Dave Matthews Band, Gladys Knight, Fantasia, Dave Grohl, Stevie Nicks, Patti Labelle, Herbie Hancock, Jon Legend, Chris Daughtry, Mary J. Blige, Joni Mitchell, Jennifer Hudson, The Backstreet Boys,Joss Stone, Seal, Fifth Harmony and many, many others. His voice is featured in The Jungle Book, Toy Story 1 and 4, Star Wars Rogue One, The Princess And the Frog,  Happy Feet, Gulliver’s Travels, American Gangster, Ice Age 2, South Park The Movie, and he was the voice of Choirboy in The 

Five Heartbeats. He has goo gobs of television credits. Dorian was in the house band on Don’t Forget The Lyrics, and was a featured soloist on Dancing With The Stars its first three seasons. On American Idol, Dorian was Associate Music Director and Vocal Coach for 10 years. Last summer he was in the house band for the new tv show, Greatest Hits and was proud to be a component of the opening of the Black History Museum television special. His first solo cd is called Independent Film, and he tours with his own band. For 3 years he was Artistic Director and taught Performance at The Los Angeles College Of Music in Pasadena, California.  Dorian also conducts Master classes.   He was part of the Bee Gees tribute on 2017 Grammys. His latest adventure is 3 sold out shows at The Nate Holden performing Arts Center, presenting a Marvin Gaye Tribute.2 plus hours of the Prince of Motown’s music at this 400 seater. Holley lives in Los Angeles. He is married to Uber Lawyer, Shawn Holley and has three daughters, Nayanna, Sasha and Olivia. There are also 2 dogs in the house. But he doesn’t know how they got there.

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