Meet The Team
Born in London, England to Mary Goodridge, at the age of 17 years old, he began his journey of putting thoughts to melody and music. By this age, he was trained in piano and bass guitar. After graduating high school, Oliver received an opportunity to attend the world renowned Berklee School of Music in Boston. After a few years of studying, he decided to explore the music industry as an artist. By the early 90's, Oliver had also engaged in songwriting and production. "I'll Get By," and "Boston" are just two of many albums he produced and recorded. Oliver met Olympic Heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield in 1999. Later that year he was signed to Holyfield's Real Deal Records/EMI. In 2000, Oliver toured the world, continued studying and worked under R&B legends. After being active several years, Oliver decided to pass on his skills and industry knowledge to support up-and-coming artists.
Inspired by the new era of music, Oliver re-launched Denore Music Group. Originally birthed in Trenton, New Jersey in 1992 and now celebrating 30 years of work, this organization focuses on collaboration with new and younger artists. "After raising four children in the new home of R&B, Atlanta, Georgia, and exposing them to my generation of R&B, they've been able to identify and relate to good music. For men and women of a mature age, we vibe to Babyface and Sade telling their love stories, or heartbreak. For my kids, they have Adele, and Anthony Hamilton telling the same love story, but with different lingo for a different demographic. That's the role I'm taking now. I was blessed to be an artist for so long telling my love stories, and even more blessed to come out of the business wiser than I went in, and I am proud to know that I am creating a legacy to continue the stories I started, but put them in a language that everyone can relate to. Denore Music Group can guarantee great music, great artists, and great stories," says Oliver in a recent interview.
Born and raised in Chicago, Lee started showing interest in music at the age of 5. His father Leroy, a musician himself, would be his first musical influence. He played in many churches and clubs around the city. From there, Lee began to mimic records he heard from the Jackson 5, and the Temptations to Sly Stone E.W.F, Led Zeppelin and many more. As he matured Lee continued to hone his skills by playing with various musicians and bands around Chicago. Lee eventually got the opportunity to play bass guitar for the legendary Chicago-based group, The Chi-lites, where he gained valuable experience on the road playing for huge crowds around the world. That experience led to other opportunities to perform with legendary groups such as The Delphonics and the funk band, Cameo. Those experiences were important in his development as a producer, composer, multi- instrumentalist and in expanding his musical palette.
In 2007, Lee relocated to Atlanta Georgia where he would expand his musical opportunities. Lee rapidly became one of Atlanta's highly sought after musicians, composers and producers. Soon thereafter, Oliver and Lee would meet through a mutual colleague. This introduction would begin a friendship that continues to this day. Oliver and Lee continued to work separately in their respective fields, but came back together in 2013 under the DMG umbrella to form one of the best partnerships since Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, boasting work with Artists such as Kenjah McNeil, Letita Martin, gospel sensation Calvin Manley, one of Atlanta's hottest bands, The Soul Cartel, R&B soul artist, KrisO, JoJo White and more! This collaboration has afforded opportunities to score music for the upcoming independent film, "Transit", and television pilot, "Meet The Malcoms". Lee continues to push boundaries in his musical approach, intersecting technology and live musicianship, which continues to make him a force in music.