Singer / Songwriter / Composer

Singer / Songwriter / Composer

Emile Welman is a contemporary Jazz singer who infuses an R&B twist to the classic Jazz genre. Originally from Johannesburg, South Africa, Emile emerged from the South African a cappella band, Overtone. Emile quickly became a local sensation for his dashing appearance and remarkable vocal range as the lead-singer and frontman of the band.

Emile experienced his first claim to international exposure when the band performed a Queen tribute show in Cape Town, South Africa. Dina Eastwood, wife of legendary actor and filmmaker Clint Eastwood, was present at this show and was immediately captivated by Emile’s exceptional vocals and the band’s powerful presence.

Dina brought Overtone to the attention of husband Clint, which led to him using the band for a number of tracks on the soundtrack to his 2009 rugby film, Invictus. One of the tracks included the standout song
“9,000 Days” which was co-written and performed by Welman. Overtone went on to promote the film, by performing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and Lopez Tonight.
While with Overtone, Emile worked with artists like Academy Award-winner Charlize Theron, hotelier Steve Wynn, and musical icon Tony Bennett (who later compared Emile’s vocals to that of Frank Sinatra). Their past stage performances include concerts with OneRepublic, Grammy Award-winner Corinne Bailey Rae, actor Kevin Bacon, and producer David Foster. The band is also the proud recipient of several awards from South Africa’s well known musical organization, VONK.
Focused on spreading word of their talent, Dina featured Welman and Overtone on her hit reality show Mrs. Eastwood & Company in 2012, televised nationwide on the E! Network. Soon after the success of the show, Emile committed himself to starting his solo career.
Emile’s voice ranges over three octaves, which naturally lends itself to the jazz and swing eras. His goal is to make jazz popular again by infusing it with a hip-hop/R&B influence. Emile released his first single,
“Love Away” back in 2013 on iTunes. Since his initial solo release, Emile has gone on to perform a variety of shows throughout Los Angeles. He joined the California Crooner’s Club in late 2015 alongside Hugh Sheridan and Gabe Roland to perform on highly anticipated tour in Australia. At the tour’s end, Emile will return to Los Angeles to finish up the final touches to his debut solo album scheduled for release in late 2016.
With his great looks, smooth vocals, and commanding stage presence, Emile’s passion for music will surely connect with audiences worldwide. His incomparable talent will continue to attract fans to his unique sound for years to come.

Emile Welman – One night Only

Friday, September 9, 2022 07:00 PM – 10:00 PM PST

The Peninsula Lounge

2406 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663, USA



Be the first to hear Emile’s music from his new album “heart stolen”
With his Grammy award winning band he is sure to blow your socks off.
If that’s not enough, you will also be a part of the music video that they will be filming the night of the performance.
Last but not least, he is bringing along some incredible Hollywood celebrities as well as wine from his home country South Africa.
With the swag and voice of Sinatra and the musical genius of Ray Charles it’s no wonder Clint Eastwood hand picked him out of South Africa.


Piano / DJ / Vocals


Born and raised in Kansas City, he began playing drums and piano at the age of 5. Digging deeper and deeper into his craft daily, the young creative found himself soon pinning lyrics to his own instrumental tracks.

DSTRK now resides in Los Angeles, CA where he has been gaining notoriety for his

energetic performances as well as his songwriting and producing.

He has worked with some of the industry’s hottest new generation of artist and producers (Dani Leigh, Janelle Monae, Nathan Davis Jr) and has even earned a Grammy Nomination for his production.

Tony Hardy

Piano / Keyboard

Tony Hardy

A native of Richmond, Virginia, film composer.

Tony Hardy is a certified Platinum Music Producer, who has written and produced for artist such as Destiny’s Child, Macy Gray, and Carmit Bachar (Pussycat Dolls).

He has also written for Film and TV Shows. He has scored several music cues for shows on MTV, Hit TV Show Living Single, and Rain Forest Film.

With a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Music Theory and Composition combined with an extensive knowledge of Pop and R&B Music, Tony adds a unique blend of classical scoring and popular electronic music.

Singer / Songwriter / Musician

Francois Dean

Francois Dean is a singer, songwriter, and musician whose extraordinary musicianship captivates listeners in diverse settings. His vocal range is matched by his piano skills and dynamic live arrangements of timeless songs.

Francois comes from a long line of singers and musicians, including his mother, an evangelist and worship leader at her church. He began singing at a young age at home with four siblings, in five-part harmony, taught by his mother. He began playing organ at weekly church services, and secured his first professional tour as a keyboardist at the age of 19.

Francois Dean has shared the stage with Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind and Fire, Brandi, H.E.R., Wayne Brady, Patti Labelle, Aloe Blacc, and more. Fusing the old with the new, he energetically flows through various eras of music and reaches music lovers of all ages with his soulful interpretations. He has toured the world as a professional musician performing in London, South Africa, Japan, New Zealand, and Australia. He currently resides in Orange County, CA with his wife and four children, and co-directs a professional recording studio.

Tony Hardy

Singer / Songwriter / Musician

Romél Veal

Romél Veal, born and raised on the south-side of Chicago where he grew up amongst a family of musicians. It was predestined for him to develop a passion for music at a young age. His ability to captivate audiences of different cultures and varieties of styles/genres, is phenomenal. By producing, arranging, writing, composing, orchestrating, mixing, analyzing, programming, and simply performing allows him to express music!

He has studied at Southern A&M University, Columbia College (Chicago) and Chicago State University. By him being a multi-instrumentalist, he is able to perform fluently on Bass Guitar, Synth Bass, Double Bass, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Trumpet, Trombone, Concert French Horn, Cello, Violin, Piano, Digital Keyboards, Drums, and Percussions…..just to name a few! Having the ability to express his love through music in eclectic ways is essential.

Romél has had the pleasure of performing, recording, writing, touring and/or mixing along with several accomplished artists such as; TLC, Estelle, Chanté Moore, Macy Gray, Musiq Soulchild, Tichina Arnold, Carl Thomas, Chrisette Michele, Eddie Griffin, Malcom Jamal-Warner, Boyz II Men, Antonique Smith, Fifth Harmony, Lupe Fiasco, Sean Kingston, Wynton Marsalis, Eric Darius, Eric Benét, Kenny Lattimore, J. Holiday, Tamia, Luke James, Elle Varner, 1500 or Nothin, Alvin Batiste,Tye Tribbett, The Floaters, The Impressions, Martha Wash, Darius Brooks, Gary Jenkins (Silk), and many other great artists nationwide. Romél has also been featured on TV shows such as; The American Music Awards, Glee, The Today Show, Jimmy Kimmel, and Versus & Flow. Currently, Romél is a resident of Los Angeles.

He is most likely in a recording studio, on stage, in a rehearsal, listening, practicing or just simply dreaming about music. Seriously, an unbelievable talent! He is capable of taking your music experience to a much Higher Level!!!

Singer / Songwriter / Musician

Romél Veal Jr

Romél Veal Jr is an 18 year old senior at Pasadena High School. He has been playing drums for as long as he can remember and will be attending the University of Southern California in Fall 2021 with a concentration in Popular Music.

Romél received the Ella Fitzgerald Scholarship at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music for Jazz Studies. He is also the Co-Leader and Drummer of his own band named Coveted Future. Coveted Future has performed at venues such as, Chain Reaction(Anaheim), Glass House(Pomona), and No Future Cafe(Pasadena).

Romél has even had the opportunity to be a part of the house band for the 2019 Hollywood African Prestigious Awards. In addition, Romél is also a musician for his church Friendship Pasadena.

Tony Hardy

Singer / Songwriter / Musician

Scott Williams

Scott Williams, a Baltimore native, began playing drums at the age of 6. At age 9, he began playing trumpet and learned the instrument quickly. By age 11, he sat as first chair trumpet player throughout some of his earlier school years. At 13, just before attending high school, he began playing electric and double bass at the same time spending most day emerged in music. So far in his adulthood, he has evolved to musical director, producer and co-producer sharing the stage with artist such Jordin Sparks, Michelle Williams, Israel Houghton, Brooke Valentine, Eric Bellinger and sharing producing for artist such as Ariana Grande, Usher, DRAM, H.E.R., Jay Sean, Elijah Blake and more.

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"I can't drink you away. I've tried Jack, I've tried Jim, I've tried all of them in. I can't drink you away."
Emile Welman & Co. slayed the stage tonite at the 2016 Casino Angeleno Gala!!
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