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Published: Thursday, 7/26/2012

The Spotlight: Chavar Dontae

Lineup: I play with a band but the personnel is not set yet for a fall tour.

Year began performing: 2011 for my current project.

Style of music: alternative, electronic, rock, soul, indie, pop.

Sounds a little like: Foster the People, Drake, Gotye, Maroon 5, Kid Cudi, Prince, Phoenix.

Influences: Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, Prince, Talking Heads, Michael Jackson, The Bangles, Nirvana, Alanis Morissette, Radiohead, Miles Davis, Ravel, Queen, Culture Club, Genesis, Jodeci, Bob Marley, Bone, 2Pac, Dr. Dre.

Favorite local venues: Headliners, Frankie's, Ottawa Tavern, Mickey Finns, Mulvaney's Bunker.

CDs released: "indiesoulrocknroll: about a girl" EP. Available on iTunes and Amazon.

Upcoming gigs: Possibly a couple dates on the Linkin Park/Incubus U.S. Tour.

Web site: chavardontaerocks.com or facebook.com/chavardontae. "On My Way" music video link (Texas Film Festival 2012 Official Selection) youtube.com/watch?v=S1zenQAItQQ

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