A2D2 Experience with Antoine Diel & Arsene DeLay
"Antoine was born in Manila, Philippines. Hailing from a musical family, Antoine sang from childhood in church as well as competitions and public events. He grew up in Los Angeles, California where he continued singing in high school and studied in the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California earning bachelor’s and Master of Music Degrees - Vocal Arts. Antoines' credits range from operas, musicals, plays as well as solo and choral concerts in both secular and sacred music, ADR/voice-over and singing on recordings and demos for movies and various projects. He now calls New Orleans home and astounds audiences nightly all throughout the city with his outstanding soulful singing. DeLay’s long-standing familial jazz tradition certainly shows through her music. However, the singer also incorporates rage and catharsis of rock, along with a passion for the power of words. The result is a very particular Louisiana roots rock style, with an emphasis on the message. When she is not doing solo work, DeLay co-leads The Bayou Saints with Matt Clark. This southern rock group incorporates a smattering of funk and a hint of jazz to their mix. Additionally, she co-leads the A2D2 experience with Antoine Diel. The duo focuses on jazz, R&B – and really anything they enjoy singing."