Diona Devincenzi is a multi-talented singer, songwriter, and producer based in Nashville, Tennessee. A California native, Devincenzi spent her early years soaking up the rich and diverse music and culture of the San Francisco Bay area, absorbing everything from soul and jazz to country to blues to rock n’ roll.
“I consumed everything,” she shares. “I spent hours and hours listening to the radio. My brothers and sister wanted to play softball and other sports outside, but I was always hanging out on the couch, listening to the latest pop songs. I would spend hours and hours turning the dial, waiting for that moment when my ears would just perk up.”
Eager to pursue her own career in music, Devincenzi eventually moved to Music City, where she learned the ropes of the music industry and honed her songwriting craft. Pulling from the musical smorgasbord she spent so many hours enjoying in her youth, Devincenzi has written songs that run the gamut of genres, from country and indie-pop to blues-rock and retro-soul. She has also built a successful career writing and producing music for film, television, and multimedia, with a long list of placements to her credit that includes Fresh Off The Boat, Lethal Weapon, Shark Tank, Mistresses, and more.
"It feels like I’m finally in my zone, helping other composers and creatives in the film, T.V., and advertising worlds achieve their artistic visions and meet their goals through music,” says Devincenzi. “And the projects change from day to day, so it really keeps me on my toes and allows me to just be in that creative space all the time.”
Demanding as the fast-paced world of sync music can be, however, Devincenzi emphasizes the importance of carving out time and space to feed her own creative expression and musical enjoyment. Two of her passion projects are Brit Frisco, a retro-soul collaboration with U.K. artist/producer Paul Cufflin, and FELICE, Devincenzi’s forthcoming solo project that embodies a Nu-modern blend of soul, blues, and roots-rock through a feminist filter.
“I’m more invigorated than I’ve ever been about the possibilities of making and sharing my music with the world,” she says. “In writing for film and television, I’ve spent many years trying to bring other characters’ voices to life through music, but with FELICE, I get to share my own voice with the world.”
Whatever she pursues, Devincenzi does so with the innate wisdom and openness to which she has always gravitated in the music that helped shape her, constantly seeking new outlets and opportunities to lift others up along the creative journey.