Devaki Deshpande

Interview with a talented upcoming playback singer Devaki Deshpande

Devaki Deshpande is a young, upcoming playback singer who is making waves in the Indian music industry. The latest Marathi song of the promising newcomer has just been released, and it is titled “Re Sakhya”. The song has been composed by Priya. We are sharing our recent interview with her.

Twist Online : First of all tell us about the start of your professional career?
Devaki Deshpande : In my school days as a Kid I started learning classical vocal music, but when I got into college I got interested in Western Music as well so I joined Devs Music Academy a well known Music school in Pune , MH, India. Currently Dhrupad Singer Shri Sagar Morankar personally coaches me in Classical Music. He has greatly help me focus on developing my Sur knowledge. I develop my Playback Singing techniques at Devs Music where Dev Sir personally trained me in western singing techniques and also got lot of opportunities for Professional Singing, like Performing in Live Concerts, Recording for Commercial Songs for Albums Films etc alongside some leading Bollywood Singers like Javed Ali… So my Professional Career started on a positive note with some great songs I got to sing.

Twist Online : Who or what inspired you to get into music industry?
Devaki Deshpande : My biggest inspiration for a career in Music has been my main mentor Dev Sir at Devs Music who personally trains me in Western Singing, he always inspired me to take my Singing skills to the next level by helping me believe in my Music talent by motivating me all along the way that I can seriously look at Music as a career and I should have the belief in myself to do so.. So Devs Music played a major role in me getting into the Music industry.

Twist Online : Tell us about your recent release ‘Re Sakhya’?
Devaki Deshpande : Re Sakhya is a Marathi Single, a Romantic Song which is challenging for a Singer but a great melodious composition by Music Composer Priya and heart touching lyrics by renowned Marathi Industry lyricist ‘Valay Mulgund’ just made the Song a Great Musical piece to hear. Melody was composed to give 90s feel and response is overwhelming. It’s a peppy love song with wings of freedom.

Twist Online : What kind of response you have received from the release?
Devaki Deshpande : Re Sakhya the Marathi song released recently is doing quite well by Gods grace and has received some great reviews and feedbacks from the public and Music industry. Everyone loved the Song and what can be better than that for a Singer so I am very happy for its release.

Twist Online : You also sung a duet with renowned Bollywood Singer Javed Ali for the song “Ajunhi”. How was the experience?
Devaki Deshpande: Well what can I say Singing with Javed Ali a vastly experience versatile great Bollywood singer who has many times worked with the likes of A R Rahman and many others, was a great learning and honored experience for me. He is a big inspiration. After watching him Sing so great with such ease has given me big singing goals. It was a treat to watch him sing and now I aspire to sing like him one day. It was a great learning experience as a Singer for me and Javedji saying he loved my voice just made my day. One thing I learned working with such great Singers that how down to earth they are and I really believe to be that way always as being humble is the best personality trait of any true Musician.

Twist Online : What attracts you more, performing on stage or working in studios?
Devaki Deshpande: Singing makes me happy and I love singing on stage in front of a crowd or in a studio. I get happiness when the crowd shouts my name and I am equally happy when the composer / music director appreciates me. I feel Singing gives me the highest level of happiness and satisfaction so I love it in studio or on stage.

Twist Online : Have you set some target to achieve as a music artist?
Devaki Deshpande: I want to master classical and western singing techniques. I want to be a versatile singer as I like to sing different style songs every time of different genres. I also like to sing songs of different languages. I wish to keep Singing till my last breath as I feel that’s what gives me happiness and wish to spread happiness through my songs and music. I wish to sing as many different challenging songs as possible and with as many talented Singers as possible.

Twist Online : Are you currently working on any other project?
Devaki Deshpande : Currently I am preparing for a Live Concert in Pune this month around Christmas. Also I am waiting for the Release of another great Marathi Song “Manaat Kaahi Raahile” composed by Dev More which will be out now shortly. I am also planning to sing the next single of composer Dev More. So by Gods grace got some projects in the pipe line and I am loving Singing every day.

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