LaVon Donnie Tatem
LaVon “Donnie” Tatem aka Donnie Tatem, was born LaVon Darnell Tatem - an American Singer/Songwriter and former member of the R&B Recording Act “TRU” from Camden, NJ. TRU stands for (Talented, Religious & Unique).
Donnie was co-founder of the Jazz Trio "Jazz Eternity" along with Ryan Bates, he also was a member of the group "The Gentlemen Of Leisure" that recorded the single "Never Had A Love Like This Before" in 1980.
In 1981 Donnie was a member of the legendary gospel group "The Stars Of Harmony", an accapella vocal group from Woodbury, NJ.
In 1995 Donnie was recruited to play the starring role in the off-Broadway play "If Only For You" by IJN Productions of Atlantic City, NJ.
During the late '80's through the 90's, Donnie toured as a solo Gospel Artist. In 2008 Donnie joined TRU and recorded the albums:
“With TRU Love” in 2009 on Sounds Of Philly Records and wrote and produced the song “You’re Not Alone”.
Recorded “I Have This Dream” by Michael Jackson, David Foster and Carole Bayer Sager in 2010 for Fusion Records (Unreleased)
My Love Is TRU in 2010 on Society Hill Records and wrote the songs “Night & Day Dreams” and “Who Do You See When You Look At Me?”
Recorded background vocals on the 2010 CD of Glenn Leonard (former lead singer of the Temptations) featuring Jean Carne entitled “Then and Now”
“Promise of the Future” in 2011 on LAVON D. TATEM MUSIC
Recorded background vocals 2013 CD of Jean Carne “Flash Back”
“Back For More” in 2014 on Society Hill Records
As a solo artist Donnie was recorded on the albums:
Background vocals on the movie score “The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh” on Lorimar Records in 1979
….thoughts… on LaBri Enterprises Entertainment Productions in 1995
Instrumentals on LaBri Enterprises Entertainment Productions in 1997
TOTALLY HUMAN in 2012 on LAVON D. TATEM MUSIC
Looking Forward To Looking Back in 2014 on LDTM Records
During Love Talk in 2016 on LDTM Records
Ain’t No Love in 2016 on Society Hill/ EMG Records
Butch Ingram Presents Merry Christmas From Philadelphia in 2017 on Society Hill Records
Wrote the title track to David Beasley’s Fabulous Ebonys 2016 CD “ Anything That You Want “ on Society Hill Records.
The Ebonys Interview | Soul Express www.soulexpress.net/ebonys_interview.html The slow title tune with impressive vocal interplay comes from the pen of a singer/ songwriter by the name of LaVon Donnie Tatem.
inner feelings brought to life
Stage debut starring in the Play "If Only For You"