The musical, lyrical, and emotive imagery that she projects through her voice – an extension of her soul – has to be heard and experienced.
“When Devie sings, her voice soars beyond the clouds. Her sound reveals both, great vulnerability and the determined courage to venture into the unknown in order to perceive truth.”
Cornelia and Reggie Moore
(Celebrated European Jazz Musicians)
Devie has been arduously trained by her Guru which reflects in her impeccable rendition – her tonality, her pitch accuracy, her perfect pronunciation and her expression is inimitable and unique. Devie keeps the musical form in its pristine purity; be it climatic, hindustani, ghazal, folk, film song or a Western melody. Her incomparable voice with its virtuosity, aesthetics and voice modulations can achieve unbelievable dimensions to translate various moods and emotions that leave the audience spellbound.
She is a miracle worker !!
“Playing alongside Devie is a rare experience. As soon as she opens her mouth to sing, I forget everything. I am not even sure what I’m playing, I just follow her on the creative voyage, which soars in the skies of bhakthi. I am so glad that a musician of her calibre, intensity and classical knowledge still graces the stage today.”
Through the eyes of her accompanists
“Indian music only truly comes to life in a divine singer. Devie Neithiyar has been proclaimed by key critics and musicians across the globe to belong to this category.”
Audiences are awestruck at her gift of expression, and the way she effortlessly revels in her musical essays over four octaves!
Many critics have her likened to Begum Parveen Sultana, the inimitable Lathaji, the one and only S.Janaki et all.
“Devi is a rare combination of Parveen Sultana and Latha Mangeshkar. It is a blessing that we have here in the South.”
(The Most coveted Music and Arts Critic of India)
The Angel of Indian Music!!
Devi’s music has a wide range — the widest possible. She can soar to the highest of pitches and in mere whispers too! You cannot and should not measure her quality strictly in accordance with the traditional grammar of music especially Carnatic. Her music is pertinently called Soul music and therefore, she herself can be hailed as the Angel of Indian Music. She is specially gifted singer and what is more she is extremely polite and unassuming! Her music, and honestly enjoyable affair to remember for a long long time.”
R.S Indian Express
Spotted and introduced to the world of Film Music by none other than the greatest legend in Indian film music of all times Isaignani Ilayaraja, Devie has sung for all the Leading film music directors of the South Indian film industry, producing over 300 albums. She has worked and sung for almost all the South Indian music directors the legendary M.S Viswanathan, Ramamoorthy, llaiyaraja, Deva, Vidyasaagar, Bappi Lahiri and the present-day upcoming music directors. Some of her popular film songs have been selected as “The Song of the Year” among the masses. With her insightful knowledge of Bhakti and musical aesthetics, Devie mainly focuses on the spiritual aspect and directs her listeners with simplicity, devotion and her intense Love for the Divine. She has widely performed in temple music festivals in India and many other countries. All of Devie’s devotional albums have been top sellers. Endowed with a giving nature, Devie is very articulate in expounding the nuances of whatever musical genre she handles.
She has been in many television reality show productions in South India such as Sun TV, Jaya TV, Amritha TV, Kairali TV and Raj TV as a Jury member and Mentor. She is now much sought after as a Voice Trainer for many TV reality shows participants in South India. She has performed along with legendary musicians on several occasions in festivals and collaborative projects by eminent cultural organisations and educational institutions like The Art of Living by HH. Sri Sri. Ravishankar, Multicultural festival Australia, South Asian International summit for Yoga and Meditation music, “Swarnotsav” – 50th year Indian Republic Festival, Global Fusion Concert at Portland, Gurukula Summer workshop at AHIR, New York, Global integration thro music Patty McDonald Global Rhythm Series at Alabama, USA, The summer Retreat of Milap Fest England, Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan UK, The Madras Music Academy, The Academy Of Indian Music & Arts (AIMA), The Indian Music festival at Malaysia and Singapore, The film music nights at Srilanka, Malaysia, Singapore, Bahrain, Australia, etc.
She has extensively travelled all over India and across the Globe giving Classical, Devotional and Light music concerts, seminars and workshops with much acclaim. She has been travelling to the USA and many countries across the globe such as the UK, Australia, France, Germany, Denmark, Netherlands, South Africa, UAE, Singapore, Malaysia, etc. A truly cosmopolitan artist, Devie has also worked with some of the greatest musicians of today including the world-famous Saxophonist John Handy, Don Peake of Hollywood, Tony Clarke in Germany, Jean-Paul Bourelly, Reggie and Cornelia Moore, Carola Grey, Jam EL Marr, Brigitte Hool amongst many others, over the past decades. She was chosen by none other than Bharat Ratna Pt. Ravi Shankar to perform for a couple of his musical ensembles. Devie has worked for the world music albums produced by Tony Clarke, Jam et. mar and Bappi Lahiri the album which was a part of the Grammy nominations. Devie has also done collaborative work with many other musicians and Western music school choirs Like the Milap UK, Alabama School of Fine Arts, Asian cultural centre Australia, Singapore Indian Orchestra, Ahiri USA etc to experience and imbibe the common grounds of Western and Indian music. This is just a taste of the limitless musical expression Devie has to offer to the world of music. Devie’s 3 very unique and innovative musical productions-Shraddha’, ‘Pibare Naamarasam” and “Melodivine” have been critically acclaimed and has made a huge impact on contemporary audiences.
“Devie’s recital of SHRADDHA started on an uncomfortable note There was a power failure in the area. The organisers had to request the audience to bear with the make shift arrangements. As it turned out, the technical glitches were however, easily overcome by Devie’s remarkable power of musical expressions, even over four octaves transcending man-made barriers and boundaries.”