The pandemic placed a pause on many things in our lives, but that time also gave us the chance to see new opportunities. For me, it became the catalyst to begin giving songwriting instruction and critiques online, to start writing and recording remotely for producers all over the world, and to finally move back to the Nashville Area. In the Spring of 2022, my family packed all of our belongings and moved to Goodlettsville. We are proud to have built an inviting studio and music space to work from, and prouder still to call Tennessee home. But prior to the pandemic, my life and my music career looked very different.
I began recording my original music in professional studios at the age of 12, with the first being a demo that was pitched to MCA Nashville. By 14, I had demo'ed and auditioned for Quincy Jones and Maverick Records, and by 16, for Clive Davis. Berklee College of Music in Boston offered me a full Songwriting and Vocal scholarship, which I turned down for some very big opportunities...
Between 2002 and 2004, over 20 of my songs appeared on National Daytime Television (ABC's "All My Children"), as well as receiving spins on over 200 terrestrial radio stations. This momentum allowed me to independently release my first album, and land my first national commercial, singing for Coca Cola's Coke Zero Campaign, ChillTop. Philadelphia became my home, and I continued on an upward trajectory in my music career, signing with an independent record label, and opening for artists like Amos Lee, John Legend, and Leon Russell. Later, in 2008, I moved to Nashville (for the first time).
Shortly after arriving in Music City, some difficult personal circumstances led me to abandon my music career. Despite this shift, music remained at the center of who I was; so in 2010, a move to Albuquerque, New Mexico saw me take on the role of Director of Contemporary Worship for a Methodist Church, where I served as band leader and worship coordinator for almost a decade.
In 2018, I left my post at the church and joined the cast of Artrageous as both their Lead-Female Vocalist and Lead Audio Technical Director. The show toured and performed in theaters across America, as well as special performances, including the NBA All-Star Weekend. We also developed and presented performance workshops, through our ArtReach program, to school students in grades K-12. In the few short years leading up to the pandemic, I also developed my own theater show and workshops, was named "Best Vocalist" twice by Albuquerque The Magazine (2018 and 2019), arranged for and performed with the 300+ piece New Mexico Philharmonic and choir for their Holiday Pops! concert, charted at #8 on Billboard's "Heatseeker Albums" Chart (June 16, 2019), and became an IM TOUR roster artist under the Westerm Arts Federation program. Additionally, I hosted a weekly radio show on 99.9 The Beat in Albuquerque ("Sunday Night Grooves with Delphia").
My motto has always been, "Make Music, Help People". It is my greatest joy to use my skills and experience in music, to help guide and join others in their musical journeys. Let me know how I can help YOU!
~Delphia, Owner of Delphia Studio