We genuinely couldn’t believe it when our buddies at Quite Great PR gave us the heads up on this very, very cool Charmian rock chick, and her super cool new track which brings together a big bucket of legends to support her in this folk rock minestrone of influences . No wonder as she has been building her brand for a while and nearly hit the big time only for things as they do to slip away. So first things first here is the all important linkage to the music world of the Charmian.
Watch the promo video for No Peace here
…and the lyric video for Radio of None here
Now having digested all this , pour yourself a shot of Wild Turkey our favourite rock drink and read on as Charmian’s life and background is the stuff of rock tales so let us draw you into her world. Folk-rock trooper, Charmian Devi, doesn’t do things by halves – not content with already writing two of this year’s most infectious and seething rock songs, she assembled a band featuring some of rock’s most revered names to do it: guitarist Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Group); Tony Garnier (Bob Dylan’s bass player since 1989; Tom Waits; Paul Simon) and Sonic Youth drummer, Steve Shelley, not to mention the talented work of Marc Urselli behind the production desk (six-times nominated and three-times Grammy award winner: Lou Reed; Mike Patton; Keith Richards; ZZ Top and many more!) Proving her standing among these rock luminaries, Charmian Devi is your new rock hero.
Now have you finshed that shot , well stand on the table and read more as we cannot get enough of Charmian. Based in Canada, after her father emigrated from London to Montreal, Charmian Devi has spent her life as a musician, from melodic garage bands through to lead singer and songwriter for 90s punk band, Wretched Ethyl who became one of Canada’s most talked-about bands, opening for the likes of Seattle grunge legends, 7 Year Bitch and punk icons, Nomeansno. Their demise after four fraught years sadly coincided with the tragic death of her husband – it was from the burning embers of this dark and harrowing time that Charmian Devi relocated to London for two years to rebuild her life. Still haunted by her turbulent past, she returned to Canada and a new Charmian emerged, a songwriter and musician who was truly able to crystallise her experiences and express them through her music.
WE HOPE YOU LOVE HER AS MUCH AS WE DO!!!