Delbert Nelson
Delbert Nelson
Singer, songwriter. Born September 16, 1954 in Detroit, Michigan an only child, Delbert was raised by his mother and grandparents. He became interested in music, while singing in the school choir at his elementary school and also in church. Delbert's list of musical accomplishments is very impressive. He sang background in the 4 time Grammy Award winning movie "Standing in the Shadows" of Motown and performed on the Jimmy Kimmel Show, live from the Gem Theatre at Super Bowl XL.

He has been singing lead vocal for the Funk Brothers and continues to tour both nationally and internationally with them and has shared the stage with; Maxi Priest, Darlene Love, Angie Stone, Boosty Collins, Maxwell, Joan Osborn, Ben Harper, Ben E King, and  Kim Weston just to name a few. Some of the other groups Delbert has sung for and with: Legacy, Flaming Fire, Sons, Brainstorm (CBS Recording Group) which in early 1978, he had the opportunity to perform with Peabo Bryson and Brainstorm on a Washington DC tour., the Isley Brothers (Tour), George Duke (Tour), Mary Wilson (Tour), Chain Reaction, Misty Love & The Motown Sounds, Night Journey, City Limits, Level Rizon, Inside Out, and Next Generation Funk Brothers.

Special Events: Emily & Pooh Fun Run, UAW Conventions, UAW Daimler Chrysler Conferences, UAW Local Functions, Motor City Casino, MGM Grand Casino, Greek Town Casino, Windsor Race Track, African American Festival at Hart Plaza, Funk Brother Tour 2003 and performed at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Funk Brothers inducted) .


  • "Standing in the Shadows of Motown" on location in Detroit from December 2000 through January 2001
  • Funk Brothers Live in Orlando
  • The 27th Detroit Jazz Festival September 1-4, 2006

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