Recording Artist, Producer, Musician, and Music Director Deron "DB" Bell has shared the stage with many national recording artists opening for: Kim Waters Gillys Boney James, Walter Beasley TROTWOOD JAZZ FESTIVAL - Mint Condtion, The Stylistics, Pieces of a Dream SAWYER POINT PARK - Kirk Franklin DAYTON CONVENTION CENTER - Alex Bugnon Gillys and Jazz in The Park Lounge Marion Meadows GILLY'S, The WARE Banquet Center and Cincinnati - Peabo Bryson and Kelly Price RIVERSCAPE - Cameo and The Deele WEST VIRGINIA - James Brown, Marvin Sapp, Howard Hewitt and The Manhattans DAYTON HARA ARENA - Phill Perry at THE WARE BANQUET CENTER and THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS tha also included The Barkay's and Tom Brown - The SOS Band and Trouble Funk RICHMOND INDIANA - Mel Waters and The Floater's 801 UNION HALL and Oletta Adams VICTORIA THEATER. "DB" has played in concert on drums and keyboards for: Kirk Whalum Sawyer Point Park and THE DAYTON MASONIC TEMPLE - Zapp with Shirley Murdock DAYTON HARA ARENA - Pamela Williams THE 88 CLUB - Thomas Troutman "No More Pressure TOUR" as his Music Director, Bootsy Collins GREATER CINCINNATI URBAN LEAGUE GALA - New Horizon, Mark Woods (Lead Singer of Lakeside) GILLY'S - Rance Allen SPRINGFIELD, OH. CHURCH - Miles Jaye DAYTON MEMORIAL HALL and "DB" on BASS Guitar for Nikki Ross RIVERSCAPE DAYTON, OH. and Keyboardist for D-FUNK (The Dayton Funk All-Stars).
Bell has also performed on drums with the GMWA (Dayton, OH. Chapter Choir) and The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, formerly directed by Isaiah Jackson. Bell also has performed for The Blue Man Group, Lion King, Young Frankenstein, Wicked, Jersey Boys Cast and Pre-show Parties at the Shuster Center and is currently the Music Director of The Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (DCDC) In the Spirit Of... production since 2009 that included national recording artists Kirk Whalum and Shirley Murdock, as well as a 100-Voice community choir and full band. The DCDC 2010 Tour titled "Highest Praise" is sweeping the country followed up with the 2011 Winter Concert "In The Spirit of... The Spirit Within Production and Summer 2012 In The Spirit of... REJOICE! featuring a Children's, Youth, and Adult Choir featuring Shirley Murdock and other Local Artist. The 2016 production is scheduled for the month of March with once again Mr. Bell as Music Director. Bell is also a BMI Song Writer and Member since 1988. He also was a former Grammy Award active voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS)