Deaon "Forever" Smith a native of Gary, IN, began his musical journey at the age of 7 singing in the church choir. Guided by his mother evangelist Lee Gerther Smith, Deaon attended Emerson Visual and Performing Arts High School, where he began training in classical and jazz vocally along with piano. Deaon received further training in classical music while attending the University of Miami. Deaon’s vocal range is from 1st tenor to bass baritone and his genres of music is R&B soul, Jazz, Classical and Gospel.
In 1989 he formed his first group called 'Message' and won the Indianapolis Black Expo Star Quest Gospel Competition. In 1993, Deaon formed the R&B group called 'Standing Room Only' which opened for artists such as Gladys Knight, R.Kelly, Chaka Kahn, Baby Face and the Isley Brothers. Standing Room only then recorded their debut album titled "Du the Du" with Waterproof Music.
Deaon has since evolved into a solo recording artist with not only strong vocal ability, but also the ability to pen his own singles. Performing some of the most action packed live performances, with his band and background singers. Deaon has amazing vocal versatility and a strong soulful sound; his live shows exhibit his passion for the music and his remarkable talent. Deaon has opened for artists such as The Ohio Players, Angela Winbush, Enchantment, Joe, El Debarge & The O’Jays. To top things off Deaon seized the opportunity to sing with Madonna in the 2012 XLVI Superbowl in Indianapolis, IN.
Deaon debuted his official music video for his hot single "Holding On" off the Forever Album now back with the follow up single "Mind Tease" off his upcoming untitled L.P. Deaon has been told by many that he has a “Luther Vandross” tone and the vocal swag of Dave Hollister. His vocal performances have been described as “Food for your Soul”. When Deaons not at the studio or performing live shows he can be found doing commercials for Helen Wells Agency or at the theater performing in stage productions such as Color Purple, Betrayal Runs Deep, Dream Girls, Birth Of Soul, Hand Me Down Heartache and has also been featured in an independent film title “Avery Blues”.
Recently relocating to Atlanta, Georgia to further his pursuits Deaon will be featured in the upcoming stage production of " Five Heartbeats The Musical".
Deaon Forever is available for live shows, features, singing teleagrams, voiceovers, event hosting & stage plays.