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THE DEV is a female fronted hard rock band from Central Florida. The band puts a focus on creating a fan experience, not only through their music but also through their onstage performance. Their high energy show and onstage charisma, draws in their audience from beginning to end, as they hope they (the audience) forget about their everyday stresses of day to day life and enjoy themselves in the moment.
The band is comprised of lead vocalist Nikollaj , guitarists Ryan Danley and Barrett Jones, bassist John Panaccione and drummer Chris Caruso.
THE DEV released their first single “Broken Lies” in 2019 that gained the attention of Alternative Press’: 10 New Songs You Need To Hear This Week , as well as several other media outlets. Following their first single, they released “Queen Of The Damned”, a riffing, gritty, in your face rock classic that was featured and premiered on Alternative Press Magazine; followed by “Shameless Life”, a chugging, driving, pop metal track that tells the story of the ups and downs of the industry; and their latest “Hell Bent”, a sexy, sleazy, hard rock anthem that makes you want to party from start to finish.
THE DEV so far have been on three (3) successful US tours and had breakout performances at Welcome To Rockville in Daytona Beach, FL, November 2021, which drew an astounding 160,000 fans in attendance, playing alongside: Metallica, Rob Zombie, Social Distortion, Chevelle and others; Kraken Fest in Orlando, FL, February 2022, playing alongside The Used, Anberlin, Story of the Year, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and others; And more recently Louder Than Life fest in Louisville, KY, September 2022, along side Slipknot, Shinedown, Lamb Of God, Mastodon, In This Moment and other noteable acts.
The band also was named Orlando Weekly’s “Best Rock Act” of both 2021 & 2022 consecutively.
The band kicked off 2023 with a bombastic performance at Orlando’s House Of Blues as well as securing an opening slot for veteran nationals, Texas Hippie Coalition at Conduit in Winter Park, FL.
With no shortage of experience, THE DEV has a level of professionalism and showcasing that will have you sweaty, standing on your chairs pumping your fists for the love of rock and roll.