D’Yani born Andre Chavanie McCormack, he hails from the tropical musical favored island of Jamaica. D’Yani artistic brand showcases him predominately with a fresh approach to the genre of reggae and dancehall, occasionally seeing him dabbling in open format productions that complete his personal brand, as well as being an advocate for positive and inspirational music.
D’Yani is described by peers a comical and jovial individual, often as “a young man with a big heart for everyone,” but most importantly females. His respectful popularity amongst females is a strong derivative of his love for his mother, whose influence has deepened his appreciation of females due to his upbringing in a single-parent household. His freshman single title “Give Away My Love” speaks to the hurt and pain associated with relationships, as well as the care, love and value he places on women.
D’Yani is a proud alumni of several prestigious Jamaican academic institutions such as Vaz Preparatory, Wolmers High School for Boys and Caribbean Maritime College, which speaks to his appreciate of self and professional development. However, it was during his years of high school at Wolmers High, that D’Yani discovered and nurtured his newfound passion for music. D’Yani has such an appreciation for the musical arts that he considers himself a student of the industry, actively engaging industry research and development of his craft at every given opportunity.
Influenced by fellow artist and friend Eva Hype, whom he met in High School, encouraged him to come to the studio, which he did. The journey of music became evident to D’Yani at that point, the shift from hobby to serious interest became the obvious course of action. During his period of college, he then became even more engulfed in the art of music, using every opportunity to improve his skills in writing and performing, more so focusing on developing his brand into a unique blend. This blend has since manifested in a sound which fuses catchy melodies, witty lyrics and situational concepts to convey his personal experiences and that of others.
According to Robert Livingston – Former Artist Manager to talents such as Super Cat Maxi Priest and Shaggy, now CEO of Scikron Entertainment/ BigYard Music Studios said ” you definitely have that unique sound and conversation (lyrics) which is lacking in the industry…. definitely a talented youth, and with a few tweaks in your melodies you gonna be wicked”. Taking that encouragement and professional advice to heart D’Yani has revisited his style and focused on his melodies to further cement his unique and quality sound from that of his counterparts.
D’Yani has performed at various events, concerts and festivals locally with the song being most noted for as ‘Lovers Go,” and will be actively promoting his new single. D’Yani pulls musical inspiration from several genres of music, which has contributed to his diversified catalogue. Musically his influences range from talents such as Jackie Wilson, Sizzla Kalonji, Jah-Cure to Tarrus Riley, hoping to one day collaborate and share stage credits with them.