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Simply Music Incorporated

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Doris Hall-James

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Doris J. Hall-James
Al Davis



Simply Music Incorporated 501©3 is classified as a Public Charity.  SMI was incorporated in 2008 by its founder and CEO Doris J. Hall-James.  Its mission is to provide music education, music programs, music activities and music lessons etc. to children, youth and adults.

SMI is exempt from Federal income tax under section 501©3 of the Internal Code.  Donations and contributions are deductible under section 170 of the Code. 

Donations and contributions can be made by going to Simply Music’s Website:


Simply Music Incorporated’s contribution to Wake Up, Rise Up – LIVE4Peace, will be piano pieces played by some of our students.



Doris J. Hall-James


Music Producer, recording artist, songwriter (published over 100 songs), music coach and music instructor.

In the music industry for the past 20 + years and has worked and recorded with artists such as Fat Larry’s Band, Slick, Brandi Wells, David Simmons, Sweet Thunder, Butch Blade Ingram and Timmy Ingram, Philly Cream, Phillis Fine’, Brandi Wells and a host of Philadelphia artist.

As a performer, recorded and released albums on the WMOT/Fantasy/ and Virgin Labels.

Studied music with Berklee School of Music, Settlement School of Music and Al Johnson’s School of Music.  Bachelor’s Degree in human services,

Master of Science Degree in Business Administration

Publishing companies, James Gang Music and Hall-James Music.

 A member of Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI).

Community Involvement includes:

Music Lessons to children, youth, and adults

Providing food for the indigent population

Child Care, foster care

Nonprofit organization Public Charity 501©3


Music Education, Music Lessons, venues and events, studio production, and radio exposure, to enhance lives through music.  Owner/CEO


The Doris Hall-James Indie Show

Keeping Live Music Moving Forward

The DHJ Indie Show targets, Artists, entertainers, musicians, singers, songwriters, promoters and all people involved in the music industry, Live and Online Interviews. Owner/CEO


Vice President, Philly Live Radio.


Al Davis

Sounds are part of our universe, nature, and urban cities, everything has its own melody that eventually evolves into music. Within the music, there became an order a structure which thru the decades humans learn to become masters in their craft. An energy force was created in Macon, Georgia. At an early age this prodigy, watched his belated father, James Davis, perform in a male travelling group and simultaneously he would listen to his mother playing and singing blues songs. So he became a product of his environment, so growing up he began singing and touring with the Silver Stars Gospel Quartet and various community choirs as a travelling musician, he constantly learned about music and the industry.

He has played for Southern Soul Artists: “Jeff Floyd” & “Nelson (Sugaa Shack) Curry. Not to mention that has had the honour of sharing the stage with many other artists such as Fantasia, Gladys Knight, Bobby Rush, Keith Sweat, Betty Wright, Bigg Robb, Sir Charles, Mint Condition and many more.

During the Pandemic this genius orchestrated his time to produce an amazing project. His enthusiasm created a virtual arena to capture audiences with the release of his first single entitled: ‘It's My Time to Party On The Weekend’, which is also the title of his upcoming debut album. His new single reached the charts in eleven countries. "Its My Time to Party" was also awarded for top streams, landing top 3 on various southern soul radio outlets, as well as a spot on Jackson Music Awards Spotlight of the week.

"Put a Twist in Ya Dip" ft. Jeter Jones & "Big Booty Baby" ft. Willie Morris, are currently available on all digital platforms. Both singles have been highlighted in Jackson Music Awards Spotlight of the week, not to mention placing on many Southern soul charts. His goal is to stay in the top five in order to become the second Southern Soul Artist in history to get signed to a major record label. This 2021 ZBT AWARDS BEST NEW MALE ARTIST NOMINEE, believes with God’s guidance and protection he will soar into greatness, so are you ready for the ultimate experience of one of the best Southern Soul Performers, are you ready to go on a sound voyage of a lifetime so without further a due I present to you the Great Al Davis.



Vincent L. Gray

Lyricist, Singer & Composer

“V the M.U.S.I.C. Entertainment”



New Jersey-born & Alabama-raised singer, storyteller & lyricist, Vincent Latef Gray.  He began writing R&B Soul songs at a very early age.  During his teenage years, he won several songwriting, poetry and dance contest.  Vincent created a hip-hop group called the Fragile 5.  They won their first song contest which aired on a commercial across the Gulf Coast.   In 2008, Vincent entered the John Lennon International songwriting competition, and he came in 2nd place with an original song entitled “Gotta Be A Reason.”  In the year of 2020, he won Song and Video of the Year with his hit single entitled “Black Man with the University of Kentucky.”  Vincent has a unique smooth voice and has been influenced by artists such as Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Jodeci & Kem.  Vincent is also known for his unique dance moves.  He is C.E.O. of  V the M.U.$.I.C. Entertainment which stands for “V Making Universal Sounds Incognito.”  Vincent has a unique God Given talent that will definitely leave the crowd in awe.



Maaly Maal (aka Major League Maal)


Maaly Maal (aka Major League Maal), started his career as a hip hop/R&B artist at an early age.  He was born and raised in Macon Atlanta Georgia, where his Musical Journey began. His unique talents as a songwriter, record producer, and recording artist have led him to establish a solid career as a talented entertainer, songwriter, and performer. Maaly Maal owns his own Record label (Major League Stash Records) and publishing company. He currently has 6+ albums and still recording.

Together with Coffee Entertainment Group and other entities, Maaly has and continues to have a successful musical journey.

His music is his passion, but he is very knowledgeable about the music business.

Maaly’s music can be found on all music platforms, songs such as, Run Up a Check, Eyes on U, & Testimony (the true life story of his life), Are a must to hear.

The Chestnut Brothers

The Chestnut Brothers (Al and Ty) are a very talented singing, songwriting, and production team born in Columbia, South Carolina and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They have entertained audiences in major U.S. cities, throughout the United Kingdom, Europe and the Middle East. In addition to major label affiliation with Paramount, Mercury and MCA Records, they have been privileged to perform and record with a vast array of artists such as Luther Vandross, Grover Washington, Jr., Najee, The Oak Ridge Boys, Harry Connick, Jr., James Ingram, Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, The Trammps, Billy Paul, Phil Perry, B.B. King, L.L. Cool J, Cheap Trick and Pete Seeger to name a few.
This talented twosome has used their God-given singing, songwriting and production gifts to uplift the masses and since becoming actively involved with the international peace movement, they have attained a passion for social change. This can be heard in several of their original songs. Especially their theme, “Stop the Violence.” As a result, they’ve been anointed globally as Goodwill Ambassadors, Musical Messengers and Princes Of Peace. Many of their popular songs are also, loved by audiences for their romantic appeal and with a repertoire that covers a host of musical genres from Bach to Rock, their electrifying stage show has mesmerized audiences around the world.
Included amongst some of their most notable performances are: the Hard Rock Café grand opening, Presidential Summit, Inaugural Marian Anderson Humanitarian Award Gala (honouring Harry Belafonte) and Benefit Concert for National Union Of The Homeless, Philadelphia; 1996 Olympic Games festivities and the Heritage Festival, Atlanta; Lincoln Theater, Washington, D.C.; Birdland Theater, New York; Total Experience, Los Angeles; High Desert Music Festival, Adelanto, CA; Gasparilla MusicFestival, Tampa; Konover Hotel, Miami; NOBLE (National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives) Awards Ceremony at Resorts Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City; Jazz Café, London; Barnaby Joe’s Café & the Diplomat Hotel, Bahrain; Parliament Jazz Club, Cyprus; Mojo & Q Jazz Bar, Istanbul.
The Chestnut Brothers' music is rich with infectious, irresistible grooves, backed by inspirational lyrics and tasteful arrangements. Throughout their illustrious career, they have maintained a standard of musical excellence that clearly sets them apart and from all indications, the legacy continues.

Cuca Echevarria

Cuca Echevarria is a Hispanic/ African American female, who loves to sing and create music.

Although she is a true “native” of Philadelphia, cuca graduated from high school in Camden, NJ.

She attended Camden County College but quickly decided to make a career out of doing what she loves the most, music. Cuca worked with many artists that were generated in Philadelphia, later landing a deal with her siblings (Venus on Columbia records), then a solo release “young love” on alpha international records since the pandemic, there are (8) singles releases.

3 on the sound cloud website:

“i”, “if it takes all Nite”, and “Baila con Migo”.

under lambchops curry

on the Bandcamp website:

“There can only be one queen” and “Esta Noche” under “lambchops presents new music 2020.”

On the TuneCore website:

“Serve him now” “We are all god’s children” and “unconditional” (on the album as well).

From Feb 2020 until the present god has made a way for Cuca to use her gifts in creating a full album, featuring songs written, recorded, and produced, inspired, and gifted by God!!!!!! 

Vincent L. Gray
Maaly Maal (aka Major League Maal)
The Chestnut Brothers
Cuca Echevarria
Andrea VAN Voorthuijsen

Andrea VAN Voorthuijsen


Meet Andrea VAN Voorthuijsen coming to WURU 23' from Simply Music Incorporated. the stage hosted by Doris Hall-James. Welcome.

Andrea VAN Voorthuijsen is a String Teacher.

She is a multi-instrumentalist who teaches violin, cello, guitar, and piano. She has learned these instruments that she loves through the Suzuki Method.

Playing for over 40 years and developing a love of teaching through the push of parents and students who needed a music teacher. She also had the pleasure of training with a

local jazz legend Alfie Pollitt and continue to apply what she has learned when teaching her students.






Calvin University


Played in Orchestra


Florida Atlantic University


Applied Music-Violin, Cello, University Symphony




Redeemer Lutheran School, Stuart, FL. Violin Teacher



Taught violin, coached performances, and played violin accompaniment for programs.


Zion Lutheran School, Deerfield Beach, FL. Teacher Assistant



Led songs with guitar, violin, and cello, and taught guitar club and private lessons.

Imagine School, West Palm Beach, FL. Violin Teacher



Taught violin, arranged field trips to community events, scheduled visits from local musicians, and conducted student recitals.

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