Dovingall Music’s Alonzo Dover and Michael Mindingall are poised to take the music world by storm as the industry’s next great dynamic duo. Accomplished songwriters, producers and musicians, like the award-winning artists they’ve produced, their new company, Dovingall Music, is dedicated to excellence in artistry and performance. We had the opportunity to speak with Alonzo and Michael about how they formed the company, their background and what we can look forward to.
What is Dovingall Music?
Alonzo: Dedicated to excellence in artistry and performance, Dovingall Music is a full-service music production company that specializes in original music composition and artist development. Supporting both emerging and established artists, our focus will be on artist development, production and other entertainment verticals, including film scores, commercial jingles, and engaging with marketers and corporations who want to sharpen their stories, create impactful synergies and bring urgency to their brand. We provide the best equipment, some of which can be found at hifisystemcomponents.com, so that the artists can create the best music possible.
How did Alonzo Dover and Michael Mindingall come together to form Dovingall?
Michael: Through our common bond of music, Alonzo and I have known each other for more than 20 years. Both veterans in the entertainment business, it was during a period when I rehearsed at The Upper Room Entertainment Complex in Detroit, a popular venue owned by Alonzo and his wife Pamela, we renewed a discussion on our mutual love for music and the need to reignite that love not just in Detroit but across the country, while creating an outlet and platform for new artists to showcase their talents through the production, recording and performance of timeless music.
Dover and Mindingall, can you tell us about your background?
Alonzo: With a pedigree that includes a GRAMMY award and collaborations with icons from Aretha Franklin and Diana Ross to BET Network and Robert Townsend, and in the tradition of hitmaking music teams like Holland & Dozier, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, and Babyface & L.A. Reid, Michael and I are poised to take the music world by storm as the industry’s next great dynamic duo. Accomplished songwriters, producers and musicians, we have been blessed to have collaborated with a virtual who’s who of award-winning music icons.
Michael: I’ve been in the music business professionally for over 30 years as a producer, musician, and writer. My collaboration with the “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin for a Luther Vandross tribute earned me a Grammy award for her recording of “A House is Not a Home.” As well I’ve worked with Motown legend Diana Ross, R&B star Tyrese, gospel superstar Yolanda Adams, and a host of other top artists including Jenifer Holiday, The Dramatics, Four Tops, Keith Washington, and Holland & Holland to name a few. My credits also include working on Whitney Houston’s last movie “Sparkle” where I was honored to serve as piano coach for the film’s star, Jordan Spark