Singing in seventies themed attire, Rory Darvel, Songwriter, Actor, Entertainer and 2012 StarQuest finalist pays tribute to Michael with his performance of Pretty Young Thing (P.Y.T.) at the Vintage Hollywood The Dose show.
Rory started pursuing music after high school when he was about 18 years old. He first started off in song writing and began singing in public when he was 21 years old. However his prime focus was on being a song writer. He was fortunate enough to work and write for Barry White for a few years.
Rory said, “My childhood friend (now music partner) and I winded up writing for his last CD entitled ‘Staying Power’ in late 1999.”
He won a Grammy for the title track, ‘Staying Power’ as well as for the CD. Since then Rory has been writing and performing in plays as well as doing R&B live shows.On singing, Rory had this to say, “Although I enjoy singing Prince a lot, my biggest inspiration and influence is Michael Jackson. The Jackson 5 is the reason why I even got into music. “A seventies and eighties themed show just wouldn’t be complete without some Michael Jackson in it.
Watch Rory’s performance of P.Y.T. at The Vintage Hollywood The Dose:
Source: Tracy Walker – Videomakersworld and MJWN, with special thanks to Rory Darvel.