D’Armando grew up on a tropical island in the Caribbean
This heart-shaped island is blessed with sunny skies, white beaches, turquoise waters and a multi cultural population with multi cultural music. His life is enriched with a broad diversity of music styles and rhythms
At the age of 13 he started his dancing career
He did several large shows, both theatre actions and streetdancing
In februari 1994, D’Armando emigrated to the Netherlands for his college education. During this period he restarted his semi-pro dancing career (Salsa, Merengue, African, Hiphop and street-jazz)
In 1995 he started to produce, compose and write music
In march 1996 he formed the R&B / club band "Random Voicez". A recordcompany in Amsterdam contracted the group. Random Voicez toured with the dutch top40 music-tour throughout the Netherlands
In 1998 D’Armando graduated from college. By this time he’d choreographed for several dance groups and was involved in major music-, concert and drama events
In 2000 D’Armando founded the band and act “Croszade”. They performed all over the Netherlands
In 2002-03 D’Armando formed a R&B Gospel act. They recorded the album “Resolution”. The album was mastered by Michael Drexler for Sterling Sound, New York. Michael has done some work for Christina Aquilera, Gloria Gaynor and Usher. He was a senior staff recording and mastering engineer at RCA/BMG Studios and was also nominated for two Grammy’s during that time
In January 2005 D’Armando spent the holidays on his home island, where he again fell deeply in love with his musical roots (Tumba, Sehu, Salsa, Merengue, Bachata and Reggae). These warm and rhythmical influences are now keyelements in the Urban-Latin act “D’Armando”
In 2006 He released the maxi-single "Digalo" in the Netherlands and the dutch antilles
Now in 2008 D'Armando is about to release his online digital album "New Be8innin8s"
Containing the public's favorites "Digalo", "Ku Bo Mi Ke Ta", "Show Me How To Love You" and "You and Me"
D'Armando is also featured on CD's of other international artists
Check out the siteshttp://d-armando.hyves.nlhttp://www.myspace.com/darmandoworlhttp://www.darmando.com
With more than 18 years of showbizz experience, D’Armando knows how to get a party started and going. So put on your dancing shoes…..things are ‘bout to get locoooo!