Retro-Soul music is currently all the rage, and L.A.-based David And Devine are riding that wave of music being popularized by high-profile artists including Adele, Cee-Lo Green, Janelle Monae, and Bruno Mars, to name a few. In a world where the old record business is crumbling and hanging on by a thread, the soulful duo consisting of Candace Devine (vocals) and Dave Yaden (piano-vocals) are the new school - having enjoyed radio airplay for their song "Leave The Light On" while being signed to top Hollywood talent agency ICM and working with a well-known L.A. music manager - all without the benefit of a major label deal.
David And Devine begin a weekly residency at Hollywood's popular Hotel Cafe, 1623 1/2 N. Cahuenga Blvd., commencing Wednesday, March 6, and performing every Wednesday night throughout the month of March. 10 p.m. start time. 21 and over. $10. Info: (323) 461-2040 or www.hotelcafe.com. (also March 9,16, 23, and 30).
Their upbeat new song and video "Saturday Night" deftly captures the great chemistry between the two performers and is nothing short of magical. Watch it here:
Dubbed "The new Bonnie and Clyde of Soul" by one scribe, David and Devine's body of work includes well-received sci-fi/thriller-themed video "'Til The Sun Comes Up" featuring actress Mariana Klaveno of HBO's hit series, True Blood. Another standout track from D&D is the uber-poppy "Get Up Everybody And Dance." Blues-Pop is another genre synonymous with David And Devine, similar to what one might expect to hear if, say, Elton John and Aretha Franklin formed a band.
It's easy to see where the great songwriting emanates from: Both Yaden and Devine compose music for TV and film scores, with "NCIS/LA;" MTV's "Real World;" and AMC hit "Breaking Bad" among their recent scores. Additionally, each have written, recorded, and performed with many high-profile acts including One Republic, Christina Aguilera, Lady Antebellum and "The Voice" finalist, Tony Lucca.