Ah, yes, only in America can a pre-med student, bred on hip-hop music, wind up spinning on the 1’s and 2’s for—of all things—a country music superstar from Australia! You can’t script such a wild scenario, but it’s true. DJ DEBONAIR is the young man who was entrusted to get audiences hyped to see and hear the legendary Keith Urban in action during his 2007/09 world tour. And DEBONAIR delivered exactly what Urban had in mind: Bring a wide range of music –not just country – to Keith Urban’s legion of faithful followers.

DEBONAIR is no stranger to getting a party started. While attending high school in his native Ft. Lauderdale, DEBONAIR was privy to an FM radio station at a nearby high school where Deejay K-N-S invited him to co-host the popular “Bump Show.” Upon enrolling at Florida State University, DEBONAIR parlayed radio shows on both “The World of Hip-Hop” on FAMU's WAMF-FM Tallahassee, and “The Underground Railroad” on Florida State University's WVFS-FM into “must-tune-in” opportunities in the city of Tallahassee.

From 1999 to 2000, he held three titles simultaneously at WVHT-FM Tallahassee as an on-air personality, music director, and mix show director boasting the highest Arbitron ratings for the market in his timeslot. After graduating from F.S.U. in 2000, and armed with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology, DEBONAIR realized his passions lay not in medicine, but in music. A move to Los Angeles later in 2001 prompted a shift to promotion and marketing, where he worked for several major record labels and established airwave presence for numerous artists including Snoop Dogg, Lil’ Jon, and Naughty By Nature. In 2003, DEBONAIR created Flawless P & M, a successful promotion and marketing company that helped break new music for 50 Cent, Jaheim, Eminem, D12, Timbaland, Common, Field Mob, Lloyd and Rich Boy. In addition, DEBONAIR also wore another hat, that of producer and musician (saxophone and bass), creating tracks for Mario, Brian McKnight, Trina, Trey Songz and Mistah F.A.B.

DEBONAIR kept his turntable chops up spinning in Los Angeles hot spots and at Stevie Wonder-owned KJLH-FM’s “Saturday Night Mixdown,” where he became one of the city’s most respected DJs. His high-energy approach and uncanny sense to read a crowd grabbed the attention of Urban’s management team, who approached DEBONAIR in early 2007 to join Urban’s worldwide tour. The combination of Keith Urban and DJ Debonair fit like a hand in glove. “It was Keith’s idea to have a DJ open for him and warm up the crowd,” DEBONAIR says. “Keith likes a wide variety of music, not strictly country, so he lets me play pretty much whatever I feel: Bruce Springsteen, Black Eyed Peas, Prince, John Mellencamp, AC/DC, 50 Cent, Michael Jackson and Led Zeppelin. The best thing is that everyone loves the open-format mixes. I get inspiration seeing thousands bobbing to my beats. Touring the world with Keith Urban justifies my belief that music is the force that unifies everybody. I’m proud to be a part of a major act that brings that point home nightly.” While working on Keith Urban’s incredibly successful world tour, DEBONAIR also had the honor of opening for superstars Carrie Underwood, Gary Allan, John Rich and his crew, The Muzik Mafia.

Ever the entrepreneur, DEBONAIR co-created the world’s first online DJ School, TurntableU, in 2009 along with DJ Icy Ice of the "World Famous Beat Junkies & KPWR Power 106 FM Los Angeles." Turntable University is the first DJ school on the world-wide web to give students direct access to high quality tutorials, taught by the most respected names in turntablism, and presented in high-definition utilizing cutting edge videography and graphics. Later in 2010, after the passing of mix show promotion legend, friend and mentor Ricky Leigh, DEBONAIR, along with the help of friends Rory McAlister, Jimmy Jamz, Kevin James, and Charles Dixon, resurrected the DJ Vatican Conference Call©. The DJ Vatican unites key tour, club and commercial radio DJ’s in all major U.S. markets. For more info about the DJ Vatican check out www.DJVatican.com

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“I have known and worked with Debonair for many years, he is a great DJ!  DJ Debonair is an industry vet who has consistently shown a knack for innovation in DJing and helping run the DJ Vatican. The Record Pool, and the DJ Vatican Conference Call© are great assets to any music company try to get their music to key DJ’s.”
“DeBo helped us plan our 2016 Honda Civic Launch Party event from start to finish, because of his efforts we had an immensely successful launch, DjDeBo is the best!”
“DeBo is one of the most valuable people I have ever met, He has been a fantastic person to work with in our long list of events. Honest, reliable, and hard working. DeBo gets the party going! He is a very motivated professional and I strongly recommend working with him.”
“I hired DeBo to co-headline our rave at the Middle Tennessee Anime Convention (MTAC) in Nashville. He was a great guy to work with and he REALLY worked the crowd. DeBo did his homework and made the video side of his show fit our anime convention well.  Debonair is great guy to work with, he really knows his stuff.”
“DeBo is very creative, able and trustworthy. He is very connected in the industry and has been a very effective organizer for a longtime. DeBo is my go to person when I have incredible projects his expertise is invaluable.”

Keith Urban   

Country Superstar &

American Idol Judge

[excerpt from CMT’s “Country Countdown USA” with host Lon Helton]

Robert Holly

General Manager

Crest Honda, Crest Cadillac,

& Crest Audi Nashville, TN

  Marcus Moore | Owner

  Ultimate Games & Comics
  Middle Tennessee Anime Convention

Motti Shulman

Vice President Rhythmic Promo Atlantic Records

Chris Sizemore
President/Founder Joyride Nashville

Sizemore Event Sollutions LLC

   Richard "Prince Ice" Alveran

     Universal Music Group /

       The World Famous Wakeup Show

        with Sway & King Tech 


“DJ Debonair is an industry vet who has consistently shown a knack for innovation in DJing and also in helping run the DJ Vatican”

  Jennifer Norwood

  Senior Dir. Radio & Video Promo

  Universal/Republic Records

“I‘ve hired DJ Debonair on three separate occasions for festivals this year and he has done a remarkable job. Hiring a DJ is tricky, but DeBo is able to quickly adjust to the target audience of each event and customize his musical sets accordingly. He has a strong background in several genres, and he is a pleasure to work with. DeBo knows how to get the crowd moving. I would suggest him for any size event as he has played with some of the biggest names in the biz”

Josiah Corbin

Talent Buyer/Event Producer

G7 Events & Ent. Marketing

 “Dj DeBo, Debonair-cranks up a real diverse amount of music.. when people get in the arena, it's not a cold sterile place it’s Jammin”