It may have been in Hollywood that Delvin won over America and blew away all four judges as he soared to the finals on NBC’s The Voice, but that talent was home grown right here in South Carolina! In fact, Choice was recognized by the state with two resolutions in appreciation of musical accomplishments and contributions.
A singer from birth, Delvin is an Alumni of Greenville Fine Arts Center, where he studied classical music for four years, and a graduate of Wade Hampton High School. Delvin’s diverse background includes numerous awards and theatrical roles in The Greenville Little Theatre’s production of Ain’t Misbehavin’, Roger and Hammerstein’s Carousal, Motown Magic, Little Shop of Horrors, Smoky Joe’s Café, Ragtime the Musical, South Carolina Children’s Theatre’s production of Seussical The Musical, and Pippin.
In recent years, Delvin has been honored to perform the National Anthem for the Charlotte Hornets and the Carolina Panthers. Recently completing a tour with multi-grammy nominated artist Musiq Soulchild, Delvin is ready to set some new roots in Myrtle Beach.
Delvin can be seen nightly in The Carolina Opry and Time Warp shows. Help us welcome Delvin to the family!
Q: Who has been your biggest inspiration?
A: My parents have been by my side since Day 1. My mom is the strongest woman I know and my pops is the most hard working man I know, they have sacrificed so much for me over the years in order for me to be able to chase and achieve my dreams; Without them I would not be who I am today.
Q: Who are some of your favorite musical personalities from the past and present?
A: I would have to say that my all time favorite artist is Donny Hathaway, there is so much power and passion in his music; his lyrics were haunting at times but that’s only because he wrote songs that spoke about where he was in life and what he dealt with. I also can’t forget about Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, John Legend, Bilal, Musiq Soulchild and so many other artists who have played such huge roles in my music background.
Q: What has been one of your biggest career achievements so far?
A: Joining the cast of The Carolina Opry. People might think about The Voice, but here I am finally able to do what I love for a living and on top of that I share the stage with some of the most talented musicians and singers on this side of the Mason Dixon. I’ve been blessed to travel all over this country and overseas performing on many different platforms but nothing beats the stage here at the Carolina Opry, it feels like home.
Q: What instruments do you play?
A: I play the piano and drums and I am learning guitar now.
Q: What is the strangest thing that has ever happened while you were on stage?
A: That would have to be during the last musical I was in, Ragtime. There was a power outage during the second half of the show and the lighting tech was about to call it a night but I suggested that we at least find a way to tie the story together for the audience, and that we did. We ended up performing the last scene of the show with no stage lights, props, no mics, or anything, just our voices and passion for what we do. It’s now known as “The night the lights went out in Greenville”. It was such a powerful moment in that theatre, being able to tell a hard story such as Ragtime with no distractions.
Q: What do you do when you are not on stage?
A: I enjoy relaxing at home, cooking, shopping and going bowling. I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends. Traveling is a must as well!
Q: If you could blink and be in your favorite place, where would it be?
Q: What is your favorite TVshow?
A: Anything CSI, I think in my past life I was a crime scene investigator.
Q: What is your favorite food?
A: I LOOOOOVE anything seafood!
Q: Do you have any pets?
A: I have a three-year-old French Bulldog named Bane, he is my son and he is so full of personality.
Q: Which sports teams have your heart?
A: Steeler Nation and C-L-E-M-S-O-N T-I-G-E-RRR-S, FIGHT TIGERS, FIGHT TIGERS, FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT!!!