Today we are here to share the exclusive interview of Devin Tait. So, let’s get it started.
Q: First of all we want to say welcome to you.
A: Thank you!
Q: How did you come into the music industry?
A: I moved to Los Angeles with the goal of being in a band. This was after my brother and I started our first band, Singe, back in Kansas.
Q: Who was your inspiration for music?
A: I grew up on a farm outside of a very small town, but we had a satellite and I loved watching MTV. I was really inspired by the androgynous stars of MTV like Annie Lennox from Eurythmics, Boy George, and the Human League.
Q: What is the name of your debut song?
A: I released my first solo single, “Alien Nation,” back in 2011.
Q: Say something about your musical journey?
A: I really got my start in our small-town church. It was there I first got to sing and play keyboards in front of people. In middle school, I started playing Oboe and other instruments. Although I’ve always loved music and performing, I never really wanted to study it, as I really admired the punk ethic of “do it yourself.”
Q: Who helped you most in your journey?
A: I was in a band called Shitting Glitter for almost 9 years, and for most of that time, it we my brother and I, as well as vocalist and songwriter Amy Crosby. We went through many highs and lows together and I wouldn’t be here today if not for both of them. Also, my parents have always supported and encouraged me – they’re my biggest fans.
Q: Who gave you pieces of advice?
A: I was lucky to have some very great music teachers in school when I was growing up – Barb Elbracht, Joe Dolezal, and Bob Stutterheim. Without their solid musical foundation, I’d be lost. Many musicians have given me words of wisdom, but I never really had that one mentor who took me under their wing.
Q: What do you do nowadays?
A: Before Covid, I was playing out as much as I could – participating in jam nights on the Sunset Strip and playing my own music whenever and wherever I could. Now I mainly do it on Facebook live.
Q: Let us know something about your future projects?
A: I’m not sure what the future of my music is. I have a full-time job, my career, which is not music-related. I have so enjoyed recording albums and videos but it’s been difficult to get enough attention to make it sustainable.
Q: What is your message to your fans?
A: Please buy my new album! I love you!
Q: Any message for new artists?
A: Do what makes you happy and feeling creatively fulfilled. And don’t do pay to play!