Dave Conley Bands

The element to your evening's success!

Unity

 
Dave Conley Bands

Telephone
(561) 333-4082

FAX
(561) 333-4083
 
dcbands@comcast.net

 

About Us


David Conley • Band Director & Leader/Vocals/Guitar
David Conley

Dave's love and gift for music was apparent as a young boy performing in Gospel church. Dave studied piano, guitar and trumpet and spent time developing his own natural vocal tone. For many years Dave was a member of several original music acts and as a studio vocalist before embarking on his "professional" music career on cruise ships. This gave Dave the ability to develop his knowledge of different styles of music while entertaining people of all ages. Back in South Florida Dave has spent the last 10 years creating and performing in his popular bands - Element, Surf Dudes and Unity and has established himself as one of the most talented, versatile and professional band leaders in the industry.

John Camacho • Co-Leader/Vocals/Keyboard 
John Camacho

Coming soon...

Jordan Welch • Co Leader/Drums
Jordan Welch

Coming soon.

Emily Cavinee • Vocals 
Emily Cavinee

Born and raised in Florida, Emily discovered her voice at the age of 12. Growing up her talent won her competitions and the adoration of her local community. Professionally, Emily became the "Wedding Singer" for the western communities and this path led her to Dave Conley. She has been singing with Dave for 5 years at resorts, weddings and corporate functions all over the South Florida area and Bahamas.

Kerrie Roberts • Vocals
Kerrie Roberts

Born in Ohio into a very musical family, Kerrie grew up singing in church her whole life and continued performing in highschool, pursuing mostly musical theater. She graduated with a degree in Studio Music and Jazz Vocal Performance from the prestigious University of Miami. She has toured the world as a background singer and continues her personal career through writing and recording in the studio. Kerrie is very happy to be a part of Element.

Steve Dupree • Drums 
Steve Dupree

As a drummer, originally from New York  Steve Dupree was signed to a band with Tommy Boy Records (Everlast, Day La Sol, TKA) and recorded with producers who worked with Jessica Simpson, Stevie Nicks, Cher, and Belinda Carlile.  Steve’s band opened for Fast Ball, The Go Go’s, Eddie Bricalle, Flock of Seagulls, and Berlin.  After working on the reality TV show, “30 Days Until I’m Famous” in 2006, Steve decided to move to South Florida.  As a drummer with Christ Fellowship, one of the largest churches is the US, with over 10,000 members and playing in a U2 tribute band, now Steve is  also proud to be a musician in Element!

Tony Smith • Bass 
Tony Smith

Bassist Tony Smith was born on the tropical island of St.Thomas in the Virgin Islands. Growing up in an environment bursting with rhythmic music and a colorful culture is an experience that has given Tony a solid foundation on which to develop a tremendously diverse vocabulary of rhythmic styles. An early exposure to Calypso, Reggae, Soca, and R&B can be considered a delicacy in the world of the contemporary rhythm player.

Jean Caze • Horn Leader/Trumpet 
Jean Caze 

Jean Caze was born in Haiti and began playing the trumpet at age nine. While in high school, he performed live on NBC with the legendary rock group Chicago. He earned his bachelor's degree from the Manhattan School of Music and his master's degree from Florida International University. Caze was the winner of the 2006 International Trumpet Guild Jazz Competition and the 2004 National Jazz Competition. He has played with Herbie Hancock, Al Jarreau, and George Duke. Most recently, Caze placed second in the 2007 Thelonious Monk Competition.

Carla Sandgrove Conley • Administrative Director
Carla Sandgrove Conley

Born and raised in London, England Carla was destined to be a performer. Trained as a professional dancer she studied at one of the most prestigious performing arts colleges under the guidance of top commercial and TV choreographers, West End musical directors and renowned and respected dance teachers. During her dance career Carla has had the honor to perform at London Palladium, Royal Albert Hall, Adelphi Theater and many more theaters and venues across the country.

Dancing on cruise ships led to meeting Dave Conley and the 2 have worked together ever since. After singing with Dave for a few years Carla hung up her artist's hat and now helps manage, develop and promote all the bands of Dave Conley. She is also the owner/operator of a successful talent agency, Talent & Entertainment Company, bringing together both artistic and business knowledge.