“Ladies. Gentlemen. Boys. Girls. Non-Binary Individuals. Undecided, Unfettered, and Un-bothered. This… is “ The Doyénne”.”
Syeed DiJon Poole, known professionally as “The Doyénne”, is an Black American and openly gay singer, lyricist, songwriter, performance artist, master of ceremony, (butch) drag queen and record producer based in Phoenix, Arizona. Originally from Flint, Michigan, his musical training began in the Southern Baptist church as a member of the choir before he began writing and producing his own music using the Fruity Loops digital audio workstation software suite in 2006. While the sonic contributions from the likes of Prince, Janet Jackson, and Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott would serve as a huge influence to Poole’s sound, it would be his discovery of chiptune and software plugins that were capable of emulating lo-fi video game sounds that would become his production trademark as seen in signature tracks such as “Party Girl” and “Ass Like Beyoncé”.
His 2011 debut long-play project, “Body of Work” and the sophomore effort “QUEEN” were met with positive critical reception. In 2016, Poole took time away from performing live and focused on recording music as well as completing studies towards the pursuit of an associate’s degree in music business as well as a Bachelor’s of Arts in Interdisciplinary Media Arts and Performance from Glendale Community College and Arizona State University respectively, a focus shift that led to six consecutive releases of original music throughout that same year. Poole now looks to continue making appearances through the foreseeable future in support of future recordings and to support the re-release of his material on major streaming services such as Tidal, Spotify, Google Play Music and Deezer, the debut music video for the song “Strange Kind of Love” and his next full length release “The Gestalt”.
“And I thank you.”