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Dev Gopalasamy

“Dev is among the finest guitar players in Australia.”    

                                                        … Tommy Emmanuel

“With his uncompromising invention and arrangements, Dev is  

advancing the boundaries of music”    

                                                        … Dick Scott, Daily Telegraph

“With consummate control of his Eastern and Western influences, Gopalasamy takes the listener from the intricately arranged tonal cool of the seven-minute "For All That You Did" and "The Essence of Being" to the more fiery "Trance" and "Steps" where he amps up the guitar attack with playful influences, to the lovely and joyful "Fusion of Roots" and "Shahn" in which he draws strength from his Indian roots with bhangara tablas and sitar drones.  Each track never fails to draw you into the speakers.”       

     … Review of the current CD by Billboard Magazine - the world's leading music magazine (US-based)

                (Review by Christie Eliezer - Bureau Chief, Australasia)

“Dazzling technical virtuosity on the guitar…creative 

explorations…sensitive performances”                                      

  ... Review of the "Tazzad" release by the UK-based international music magazine fROOTS (London) 


  • 2 ARIA nominations

  • APRA award for Composition

  • The "Tazzad" release is on the National Heritage List (Uniquely Australian) and stored in the Australian National Heritage Library

  • 4 University degrees (including a Masters degree)

  • 4 MO Award nominations

  • Was the Head of Music and Performing Arts faculties at St Joseph's College (Joeys) and St Ignatius' College (Riverview) in Sydney, Australia

  • Composed, arranged and/or performed music for feature films, TV, jingles, documentaries, professional theatre and album releases.

  • Dev has performed with the cream of Australian Jazz, and with various visiting international artists including support for the legendary Dizzy Gillespie.

Dev has released the following four albums which are available on iTunes.  Hard copies can be obtained from or from the artist :

You're Kidding Vol 1   (Jazz Fusion)

You're Kidding Vol 2   (Jazz Fusion)

Tazzad   (World Music)

Essence of Being   (Jazz, Rock, World Music and Latin)

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