Dorian Holley

Dorian Holley

Vocal Director

You’d be hard-pressed to find a Michael Jackson fan who doesn’t know Dorian Holley.

Beginning his professional singing career as a backing vocalist on the BAD World Tour in 1987, Holley went on to perform with Rod Stewart where, along with fellow Jackson alumni Darryl Phinnessee; he received critical acclaim.

In 1991, Holley returned to Michael’s team as a backing vocalist on the DANGEROUS World Tour completing the 69 date mammoth schedule before joining the backing group for five time Grammy winner, James Taylor in 1994.

Holley received the call to join Michael once again as he headed out on the HIStory World Tour which lasted for 13 months from September 1996 – October 1997.

Moving in to television in the 00s, Holley served as a featured vocalist on Dancing with the Stars and as Associate Music Director and Vocal Coach on American Idol. At the same time, he released his debut solo album Independent Film described as a New World Soul Beat Project, the first of its kind.

In 2009, Holley was once again re-united with Michael for This Is It where he served as Vocal Director and Backing Vocalist and would have joined Michael at on stage at the O2 in London.

Having worked with the likes of Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, Christina Aguilera and Kanye West, Holley is one of the industry’s most consummate performers and we are delighted to welcome him to Kingvention 2017 – Access All Areas to celebrate Michael Jackson.