I have had the honor and great pleasure of performing with the wonderful and talented Devie Neithiyar and I was so impressed with her amazing vocal range and control. But most importantly, Devi sings from deep in her Heart. The result is so touching and deeply moving. I do hope to perform again with her soon.
I met Devie for the first time many years ago in Chennai, when my wife and I came to visit the musical genius T.V. Gopalkrishnan. But it wasn’t until much later, in California, that I heard Devie sing in that extraordinary clear and perfect voice of hers. The absolute highlight for me was when she , along with a bunch of local Indian musicians, gave a concert in my house. What an amazing evening, my guests were simply blown away to hear such incredible talent performing together. Two of the nicest people on the planet – She and her Guru the legendary TVG.
Love from your friend,
When DEVIE sings, her voice soars beyond the clouds. Her sound reveals both, great vulnerability and the determined courage to venture into the unknown in order to perceive truth.
Devi is a rare combination of Parveen Sultana and Latha mangeshkar . It is a blessing that we have her in the South.
From a child winning countless prizes in innumerable competitions , to an iconic figure, running rings around the world Devie Neithiyar has enchanted thousands with her multiple genre concerts – Classical , devotional ,films, contemporary, jazz-fusion and music workshops. Once listeners hear her music, they have to agree that she is one of God’s most beautiful musical flowers, as her music is truly spell-binding.
Apart from her phenomenal musical extravagance, it is gratifying for a close observer to perceive her humane and giving nature. She is a Friend, Guide, Guru, Philosopher and Mentor to her disciples.To her listeners, she gives her heart and soul through her multifaceted voice like the Triveni Sangamam. But, perhaps the greatest lesson she teaches is how to nurture the Guru-Sishya relationship, for to her Guru, she is the Paramaananda Sishya
As a Director, Devie has been deeply involved in the day to day and long term projects of the Academy of Indian music & Arts (AIMA), a registered charitable trust. It is not just to her colleagues that she is a giver personified. As a socially aware person, Devie spends most of her spare time interacting with children from under privileged society, the young talents coming out of music and other professional institutions without support.