Burst upon the music scene in 1995 with his debut song, ? I Refuse (What you want) ? which became a dance club anthem and an international classic, rated on the Top 40 Hits of 1998 in the United Kingdom. Damon?s dulcet melodious vocals have made him a favorite from Japan to Germany since his first release.
The success of ?I Refuse? was both a dream come true and a spur to continue his passion to bring written words to life through the aesthetics? of music. He felt the appreciation of his artistry while attending a club in New York City where he witnessed the dance floor erupt with the frenzied crowd singing the words to ?I Refuse?. ?For an artist there can be no greater joy than feeling the fire that you have helped stoke burn so brightly in your presence?, said Damon. His happiness was two-fold because he was not only just the featured vocalist, he was also the writer of the song.
?I Refuse?, as well as Damon?s subsequent hit, ?Take My Hand? have been included on numerous compilation?s produced by the Ministry of Sound, Virgin Records (UK), and Kevin Yost (Acid Jazz Artist) to name a few. Complimentary alliances with Rich of Filthy Rich, Todd ?the God? Edwards and Kaleek have produced rhythmic, vibrant and sultry tracks showcasing Damon?s vocal versatility and artistic acumen from house music to jazz to rhythm and blues.
Damon grew up in Dardago, Italy, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Colorado, now resides in the Washington, DC area. He equates his love of people and understanding of the human experience with his early exposure to many different cultural and social influences. Stretching to six feet, eight inches in the sixth grade also modified his sensibilities to being different. He grew into his height as he grew into his music through creative expression. Music and writing became his mode of exchange with the world because he believes that every one?s voice needs to be heard.
The latest international hit featuring Damon is ?Stormy Day?, produced by Filthy Rich and Todd Edwards. The Seattle Weekly Music Section stated, ?He subsumes the track vocals in a rich tapestry of constantly shifting tones over beats as thick as pudding?. The silky majesty of Damon?s voice is a staple that can only grow more magnificent over time. Feel the fire! Whether on the dance floor or perched at your favorite window on a rainy day, Damon captures whatever mood you?re in.