LaVance Colley’s interest in music began at age three while listening to gospel music. He has fused the presence, range, creativity and fervor of a gospel vocalist with the versatility and ins and outs of Jazz and the heart of Rhythm and Blues to develop a style all his own. By age 18, LaVance could be found singing background for Recording Artists Kenny Latimore, and Chante Moore. He began touring with them, and from that experience, learned the ins and outs of the music industry. His ability has afforded him many opportunities all of which LaVance carries with utmost humility. Other artistic works to his credit are as follows: Beyonce Knowles, singing back up for Pharrell Williams on the Ellen Degeneres for the Hidden Figures movie, being the emcee/lead singer for Postmodern Jukebox, Diana Ross, Kat Graham, Shoshana Bean, Mary Mary, Shanice, Sy Smith, New Hip Hop artist Eamon, and Eric Roberson to name just a few. All of which have been blessed with the smooth background stylings of this priceless voice. Musical Directors and Producers such as Ray Chew, Ricky Minor, and Buster and Shavony, (Grammy award winners for the Prince of Egypt Sound Track) are well acquainted with the person and the talent that is LaVance, and have also taken advantage of his rare gift.
A special highlight in LaVance’s life was when he was afforded the opportunity to be a featured Artist at the NAACP Theater Awards in 2013. Another highlight of his career to be his appearance and performance in the promotional commercial for the hit movie “The fighting Temptations”. Graciously, along side Ms. Beyonce Knowles. His most recent accomplishment is his accompaniment for Ms Diana Ross on the Tsunami Victim Telethon. From 2005 to 2008 LaVance was afforded the opportunity to live in Osaka Japan and perform in a number ofshows for Universal Studios Japan. One in particular was a tribute show to the late Michael Jackson. His time there was spent honing his gift even more, and preparing for the next stages of his life. After Japan, LaVance became the Lead Singer, Co Band Leader, and Vocal Director of a band called Xpress that traveled throughout Asia singing at five star hotels. With that experience he learned that being a good leader is just as important as singing onstage.
This sensual and yet angelic voice captivates audiences abroad commanding and maintaining their full and undivided attention with every note. Mr. Colley has overcome many obstacles and is no stranger to hard work and dedication. This self made, self driven, self sufficient vocalist is a strong believer in perseverance and the power of the heart. LaVance sings from his soul. There is nowhere else to go but upward and his intentions are to do just that. LaVance Colley, Simply great!!!!