DeVotchKa

Biography

Denver's DeVotchKa started out as the house band for burlesque shows and as the touring ensemble with fetish revivalist (and one-time wife of Marilyn Manson) Dita von Teese, so it shouldn't be surprising that their sound is a bawdy, theatrical conflux of styles, which is loosely based in rock 'n' roll and includes a global buffet of folk and pop traditions. The quartet mastermind is singer, pianist and guitarist Nick Urata (who also plays bouzouki and trumpet), and includes Tom Hagerman, Jeanie Schroder and Shawn King, all capable multi-instrumentalists. Their first LP came in 2000 with SuperMelodrama, and they've released records regularly since. A big break for the band came at the Bonnaroo Music Festival in 2006, and that same year they were included on the compilation soundtrack to Little Miss Sunshine, which was nominated for a Grammy.
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