Although born in Washington DC, jazz and soul singer Dihann Moore calls herself a New Yorker, having lived in the Big Apple for many years. Singing since the age of three, music has always been in her blood. “I always had my own group of some kind,” she says. “I sang in elementary and high school. I’m really good with harmony. So, I led various groups and bands, and sang in a classical choir.
After leading a few groups post graduating from Howard University, she decided to become a solo artist and write and produce her own music. She signed an album production deal while living In DC with one of the producers who helped record the hit Give Me Luv – Alcatraz. With this hit, she was able to tour in Asia, the US and Europe, where she appeared on Top of The Pops in London, as Give Me Luv became a Top 10 hit on the Billboard Dance Charts. From there, Ms. Moore started getting calls to do a lot of dance music records, even though she never intended to be a house music artist.The original recording of Give Me Love, in addition to being licensed on various labels over the years, was also included in The Wolf of Wall Street soundtrack.
Dihann left Washington DC for New York to further her career. “When I moved to New York, I began playing with a wedding band while continuing to work on my own music,” she says. “Playing with the wedding band helped me to focus on learning more jazz, pop and classic rock tunes”. In New York she formed The SheGroovee Band. Expanding her repertoire also led to Dihann and Shegroovee doing a wide variety of gigs internationally.”
Her passion for singing has taken her all over the world, including Africa, Europe, Asia and many places in the US. Her venture into the Middle East came from a chance encounter in New York, where a Syrian man saw her perform and urged her to consider going to Dubai. She has since played in the UAE, Qatar and Bahrain. Dihann and the SheGroovee Band were the first resident performers at Coda Jazz Lounge in Juffair Bahrain. They were also the first American band to perform in The Bahrain Jazz Festival.
Dihann has a few projects in the pipeline and manages her own record label, SheGroovee Records.“I want to focus on my writing and recording more while continuing to perform live locally now that I have returned to USA” she says. “I really want to finish the project that I’m working on, which will be a six-song EP with singles. Very soon, I want to tour doing my own original music.
Dihann enjoys all kinds of music: anything that moves her, be it jazz, soul, rock or opera, and says: “I just love music – period.” Some of her favorite artists are Ledisi, Jill Scott, Hiatus Kaiyote and Tedeschi Trucks Band, as well as classic artists, such as Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder.