Deanna Devore
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Deanna Devore

Toronto, Canada | SELF | AFM

Toronto, Canada | SELF | AFM
Band Alternative Singer/Songwriter


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"Variety Magazine Review"

"Deanna Devore incorporates Brazilian elements to give her music a gentle sexiness. Devore and Emma-Lee Moss (of Emmy the Great), like Duffy, stand to connect with college-age audiences and their parents - those who see the sound as new and those looking for something refreshingly connected to the music of their youth that never threatens and regularly raises a smile on the listener's face."
Phil Gallo, Variety - Variety

"Chicago Innerview Magazine"

"While her hypnotic sound and alliterative name may have become a Chicago staple, multi-instrumental songstress Deanna Devore actually hails from Toronto... [her] rich voice dances gracefully amidst multi-faceted arrangements that employ electronic, indie, acoustic, Latin and rock elements."

Jen Fischer-
Innerview - Innerview

"TV Ontario's The Agenda"

"Two minutes before I left to come to this, I cracked open a CD from an artist I never heard before. I can't wait to listen to it again. It doesn't happen often but it happened today and it's absolutely thrilling...a local artist by the name of Deanna Devore who I never heard of before but I must find out more about her." - Kim Cooke, Pheremone Records on TV Ontario's The Agenda With Steve Paiken - Kim Cooke (Maple Music/Pheremone Records)

"Chicago Acoustic Underground"

"Deanna Devore put on one of the best shows in the history of Chicago Acoustic. Toronto born and fortunately- for us- now in Chicago, Devore is not to be missed." - Chicago Acoustic Underground

- Michael Teach

"Canada! What the hell is in that water anyway?""

"The first time I heard Deanna Devore performing was at a solo show here in Chicago. I was completely spellbound by her wiser- than-her-years performance, felt like discovering a young Joni Mitchell for the first time and made you want to tell everybody... Canada! What the hell is in that water anyway?"
-Nicholas Tremulis - Nicholas Tremulis


Still working on that hot first release.


Feeling a bit camera shy


In 2007 Deanna Devore recorded and co-produced her first seven-song EP with Bjorn Thorsrud (Smashing Pumpkins, Dandy Warhols), on which she played every instrument with the exception of drums on one track from Matt Walker (Morrissey, Garbage). Her voice, guitar playing and songwriting carry a lyrical sensitivity, a maturity and sophistication that spans across electronic, downtempo, alternative, acoustic, jazz and orchestral territories.

With an ever-expanding song catalogue, Devore has headlined and shared sold-out local, regional, and national fest stages such as Summerfest, CMJ, NXNE, and 80/35. She has opened up for jazz/pop heavyweight Jamie Cullum, electronic masterminds Bonobo and SG Lewis, as well as Lapalux, Kat Edmonson, fellow Canadians Basia Bulat, Calvin Love and Juno Award-winning Lights. Devore then released her second EP "X Number Of Days". She wrote, performed and produced all the songs on the album and embarked on a solo tour in support of it.

She has just finished her third album which is soon to be released. Extremely versatile, whether playing solo acoustic with her darkly poignant and mesmerizing sound, or showcasing her more electronic side with her sultry down tempo groove, Devore continues to be a consummate musician and prolific songwriter.