If you haven’t yet come across the fantastic Charmian Devi let us introduce you to an act we consider to be heading for big things. Yes ok so you may think you have heard it all before , but why should you believe what you are reading and why should you believe this is a new star in the rock world well don’t just listen to us , check out what others are saying too.
“Charmian Devi has a unique gift for arrangements and composition. Vocals are sweet and sultry. She has talent and her music a sultry and fresh effort.” – Michele McManmon, The LA Indie Music Examiner.
“Such a Disgrace’ is the exact opposite with her song. It’s a groovy soul that makes your go out to her.” –IndieDial.com
Now we are getting your attention correct, so how about you now check out the important stuff , the music , then we can tell you the full story, and especially the part about the grammy god who has jumped into her world .
Watch the promo video for No Peace here
…and the lyric video for Radio of None here
Did you enjoy that , well yes we told you you would so now you want the rest of the plot yes, well have a fistful of this . 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.
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 Devirelocated to London for two years to rebuild her life. Still haunted by her turbulent past, she returned to Canada and a new Charmianemerged, a songwriter and musician who was truly able to crystallise her experiences and express them through her music.
So now you have the full story go to it and tell your friends as that’s what friends are for .