New York City native Deven Angel is an aspiring singer and songwriter whose soulful, upbeat mix of pop and R&B has been influenced mainly by his own unique life experiences and dreams of a brighter future.
Deven has been refining his craft since he was just a kid and is ready to take his career to the next level. He began writing his own songs, recording, and regularly performing at the age of 14, building a stage presence and a following in and around NYC along the way. Deven's talent progressed rapidly and within a few years he was showcasing his skills in the studio, on the radio and at well-known venues like The Mockingbird, Webster Hall, and SOBS.
The youngest of three siblings, Deven grew up with his mother and sister all across the city moving around frequently due to financial difficulties and everything else that comes with the concrete jungle. He loves athletics, specifically baseball and basketball, but knew all along that music was his true calling.
Despite the many obstacles he has overcome, Deven always keeps an eye on that light at the end of the tunnel. From a young age, he listened to his talented sister singing every day and was motivated to do the same. One day he asked her to teach him how to carry a tune, and the rest is history.
Fast forward a couple years from her teaching him the ways, Deven's sister became ill and he almost lost touch with music in general and gave up hope on his dreams. He stopped singing and nearly forgot who he was. It was only after other family members and friends encouraged him to regain his focus, Deven returned to his music and has been writing and performing again ever since.
Deven now calls the Bronx home, and continues to derive inspiration from the borough's long and storied history in all forms of music -- the influence of which you can hear in his songs. Music is about more than the actual tracks to him, however. It's about expressing creativity and encouraging others to do the same. A strong believer in growth and spreading love whose day isn't complete until he brings a smile to someone else's face, Deven Angel strives to be the next big thing out of the BX.
"Be yourself today, tomorrow and forever"
- Deven Angel