“Dev is one of the finest guitarists 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
... Review of the "Tazzad" release by the UK-based international music magazine fROOTS (London)
2 ARIA nominations
4 MO Award 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)
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 CDs.
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 CDBaby.com 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)