R&B singer/songwriter Dali Blu or “Blu” as she is known by her fans, is a captivating and innovative performing artist whose powerful yet sensual, sultry vocal style brings to mind soulful powerhouse divas like Etta James, Aretha Franklin or dynamic rockin’ queen Tina Turner.
Born into a family of musical talent, her Caribbean father played piano in upstate hotel venues and her mother's powerful theatrical voice is the foundation of her unique vocal style. Her edgy vocal sound is strong but then her soft, sensuality expresses itself when singing ballads like “Do What You Want” or “Could Never Say Goodbye” an original tune written by Blu in memory of her late sister on the new CD “Diamond in the Ruff”.
After the death of her parents, she returned to writing, recording and performing with a knock-down passion you feel whenever she’s on stage. Dali has performed with many bands in the New York City area including Rus Paul, son of the late Les Paul, legendary musician and inventor, Les Paul credited with inventing the solid-body electric guitar. Also, Hard Bargain, a local New York City band chosen as one of the "30 Best Bands" by Cornerband. Hard Bargain’s latest release, “More Than You Bargained For,” includes new originals by the group as well as Grammy nominees Jon & Sally Tiven, who have written and produced for Robert Cray, B.B. King, and the late Little Milton and Wilson Pickett.
In December of 2008, she sang the National Anthem at the Prudential Center Arena in Newark, New Jersey on behalf of the New York Titans, a Professional Indoor Lacrosse Team, and a military benefit in Times Square featuring Aretha Franklin covered on Today, Weekend Edition on NBC. Dali performed at resorts and venues such as the legendary Apollo Theatre in
Harlem, The Bitter End, New York’s China Club, Sunset Station in San Antonio, TX, the magnificent MGM Grand in Las Vegas, and Nashville's Gaylord-Opryland Hotel.