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.