Unit 3 Deep is comprised of a uniquely talented trio and highly sought-after professional musicians: keyboardist, producer and songwriter Patrick Cooper; bassist, songwriter, arranger and producer David Dyson; and drummer and producer Duane Thomas. Although the trio has collaborated for years on varying musical circuits, they have been playing together as Unit 3 Deep since 2015. With each contributing their own musical prowess and vast experience, it’s not hard to comprehend why these three seasoned talents came together to bring what they call musical “gumbo” to life. The question is simply: Why did it take so long?
Like so many artists destined for greatness, Patrick, David and Duane each discovered their musical talents very early life, and were able to further hone their skills while participating in school, church, and local bands. Exposed to various idioms, they were able to absorb an array of musical flavors, as well as perform in diverse musical situations, each earning quite a reputation as musicians branching off into songwriting, producing, arranging, directing and teaching. Additionally, they have released their own recording projects, as well as written and produced for many artists. The trio plays a variety of genres from contemporary jazz, R&B, gospel to pop, funk and Go-Go. The combination of experience whether collaborating with other artists or lending their talents to their own projects, Unit 3 Deep strives for excellence as one of today's most promising bands.
Members of Unit 3 Deep have worked with a myriad of artists, including Walter Beasley, Pieces of a Dream, Spur of the Moment, New Kids on the Block, Rahsaan Patterson, Kim Burrell, Daniel Witherspoon, Marcus Johnson, Frank McComb, Mike Phillips, Phillip Martin, Jackiem Joyner, Marion Meadows, Maysa, Me'Shell N'degeocello, Chico Freeman, Kim Waters and the list goes on and on, are nothing less than spectacular! Unit 3 Deep is currently set to release their first album entitled, “Musical Gumbo” in late 2017, which will be sure to keep you in awe of their musical greatness while they take you on a journey of every musical taste.
Patrick Cooper, keyboardist; David Dyson, bass guitarist; and Duane Thomas, drummer will take you on a musical journey playing a variety of genres from contemporary jazz, R&B, funk, pop, and much more! Because their music blends a variety of musical genres, they refer to their sound as “musical gumbo” where you’re sure to enjoy every taste. The trio has played nationally at venues around the world and their experience from collaborating with many artists and influences can be heard in their own band. Check out this Unit of three uniquely talented musicians as they take you on a deep a journey.
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