In a time when the quality of music is being substituted for quantity very few artiste still put their heart and soul into recording music, but as fate would have it the voice of Devon Levy more popularly known as Devano would not go unnoticed. An avid lover of music, Devano was born and raised in the community of Waterhouse where his mother and father would listen to some of the most legendary singers in history. “Growing up I use to listen to Sam Cooke, Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley and the Wailers, Shy and Boys 2 Men a lot until I started singing my own covers and recorded my first single”. Though still honing his lyrical abilities Devano got his very first studio experience a few years later at Celestial Studios where a friend of his who was an upcoming producer commissioned him to record on a riddim. “I remember I was on the block just doing my thing and a friend of mine from Mobay who was visiting heard me and said he wanted me do a song for him. We ended up going to a nearby studio and I recorded my first song called “Every Day”.
As Devano’s confidence grew so did his fan base and soon after he became acquainted with another up-and-coming producer by the name of Dameon Gayle who would later become his musical brother. “I met Dameon when he showed some interest in joining a little band me and some of my friends had formed. He like my sound and told me he was building a little studio by his yard and invited me to come and record on his Warriors Musick Production label”.
Devano then joined Warriors Musick and the chemistry was real with Dameon. During the first quarter of 2012 the two began creating more music such as “Few Lessons In Life” alongside G Whizz, Cali P, Wasp and Sir Ford, “These Streets” and “Without Love” but the most potent of which was a song called “In This Jungle” on the Think Twice Riddim which kicked the door wide open for the aspiring singjay. “That song was my introduction to mainstream, Dameon who is also into video production shot and edited the video for me and it did extremely well, getting over 200,000 views on YouTube”.
With newfound radio success, and his continued collaboration with Dameon, Devano proved he was no one hit wonder and went on to release such tracks as “Trod On”, “R.I.P. To Badmind”, “Stronger” and recently released a 24-track mixtape entitled “Chemistry”.
Devano continues to make music with passion and has given notice to the reggae world that he is here to stay. He is currently in studio working on his debut album to be released soon.