Songbyrd Presents
Downstairs, All Ages

DOORS: 7:00 PM // SHOW: 8:00 PM

$15 / $17



Songbyrd Presents

Saturday February 16, 2019


Combining the sound of classic Motown with an edge of modern R&B, multi-instrumentalist Dante’ Pope releases his debut EP, After 5 Music,a soulful recording that explores the memories of a blossoming love, let downs and hope. As a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, he gives an intense, unpredictable show full of variety and passion. His recent singles, “One Summer’s Eve,” and “The Promise,” have catapulted him to the front of the stage as a smooth, engaging band-leader. He has presented this project at the House of Blues in Chicago, Amp by Strathmore, and The Hamilton in Washington, DC.

His upbringing in his church in the city of Chicago gave the spark that has been showcased all around the world. Most recently,Dante’ toured with Kenny Wesley and the Soulful Nerd Band to Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Madagascar, Gabon, and Rwanda through the State Department's, American Music Abroad Program. He served as Music Director for grammy-nominated soul artist Raheem Devaughn and the Crossrhodes, toured the country with Grammy award-winning artists Dom Flemons and Old Crow Medicine Show and has collaborated with a host of many other artists based in various genres from jazz to afrobeat. His versatility as a percussionist is indicative of his outlook on life. Whether teaching or performing, Dante’s smile and happiness is palpable to all around him.

The After 5 Experience is waiting on you.