Deanna Devore is a Chicago and Toronto based multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer. She blends downtempo electronic beats with real instrumentation in her music.
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.
Her third album “half and half” has just been 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.