Conya Doss

Conya Doss

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There’s a reason Conya Doss looks so comfortable onstage, gently swinging her hips like a day lily caught in a summer’s breeze, singing in a voice that’s equal parts honey and hellfire. It’s because she’s used to it. As a teacher of children with special needs within the Cleveland public school system, this thirty something soul songstress faces an audience tougher than most, nearly every day. Of late, this audience has also come to include throngs of R&B and neo-soul aficionados enticed by Conya’s sweet, supple delivery and heartfelt lyrics. Conya possesses an indistinguishable reverence to the soul divas of yesteryears by encompassing invigorating vocals with thought-induced messages that silhouette charismatic, rhythmically charged production that simultaneously blazes a trail for her brand of melodic soul. Her music is not lost among the pantheon of new crooners, but instead invokes the spirits of legendary composers-singers such as Chaka Khan, Betty Wright, Natalie Cole, Me’shell N’Degeocello and Alanis Morisette.

Her music is an organic experience- a hybrid collection of up-tempo jams and fluid slow grooves that artistically join her sleek voice with intoxicating melodies. Through it all, Conya’s remained grounded. And therein lies much of her appeal. In a time when many pop stars have become further and further removed from the folks that they speak to with their custom made looks and unattainable lifestyles, Conya remains a lot like us: a tender, tough, self-possessed young lady who puts her community before commercial concerns. When summing up what her music is about, Conya offers a simple answer: “Life in general.” Not just hers, but ours as well.
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Conya Doss Discography

Albums

DOME CD 95 Conya Doss A Poem About Ms. Doss (Album) Nu Mecca Records, Orpheus Music DOME CD 95 UK 2002 Sell This Version
61592 Conya Doss Just Because (Album) Conya Doss Songs 61592 UK 2004 Sell This Version
DOMECD72 Conya Doss Love Rain Down (Album) Conya Doss Songs DOMECD72 UK 2006 Sell This Version
Dome CD 92 Conya Doss Still... (Album) Conya Doss Songs Dome CD 92 2008 Sell This Version
10756 Conya Doss Blü Transition(CD, Album) Conya Doss Songs 10756 US 2010 Sell This Version
421 Conya Doss A Pocketful Of Purpose(CD, Album) Conya Doss Songs 421 US 2012 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

12DOME 199 Conya Doss Damn That / Miss'n You / Ain't Giving Up(12") Dome Records 12DOME 199 UK 2004 Sell This Version
12 DOME 201 Conya Doss Here We Go Again / Just Because / Stay(12") Dome Records 12 DOME 201 UK 2004 Sell This Version