The Community Folk Art Council is pleased to announce that ‘ deVah Quartet ‘ will be performing at our Annual Multicultural Canada Day Celebrations on July 1, 2014 at Yonge Dundas Square at 7pm
To call Toronto’s déVah Quartet a ‘string quartet’ would be a boldface lie. YAMAHA Artists since 2011 and D’Addario Artists since 2013, déVah is comprised of Emily on electric violin, Sharon and Moira on electric 5-string violin/viola hybrids, and Liza on electric cello.
Often accompanying them are excellent session drummers who add modern breakbeat and metal beats. déVah invents a rich texture of sound utilizing various non-acoustic modifying tools creating different tones and dimensions to music. Void of a stereotypical mold, DéVah is continuously evolving and recreating itself, with hopes of innovating the quartet world through electric string creativity.
In June 2013, DéVah released their much anticipated eponymous debut album. Produced by prog rock heavyweight Robert Berry, their genre has also been labeled everything from indie rock to alt pop. Whatever the style, the music is high-energy artistry performed with virtuosic ability.
The band has been featured in the UK Magazine ‘PROG’, and performed for Toronto’s 2015 Pan Am Games Countdown Launch, Vancouver’s Alternative Fashion Week, ISES, and aired on radio across North America.
“Like a refreshing version of Apocalyptica”
Nick Lee – Best of Toronto
“...create then crush preconceived notions“
Dakota Arsenault – LiveMusicTO
“This was something new, something exciting, and something that will explode“
Terry Makedon – T-Mak World