Metal band Devixe (pronounced device) and its local high-school performers hit the big time by playing a set for the packed crowds at Musikfest, Bethlehem’s high-profile summer concert series. Matteo Iadonisi tuned up his journalism skills to report the story for 6abc.
The band comprises:
- Drummer-keyboardist Liam Myerow, from Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School
- Guitarist Bryce Monsell, also of Plymouth-Whitemarsh
- Bassist Connor Capizzi, yet one more Plymouth-Whitemarsh attendee
- Guitarist Dom Hancs, an Abington Senior High School student
- Vocalist Quintin Seifert, who attends Interboro High School (Delco)
The five connected through a shared interest in music, meeting through encounters at venues that including a school guitar club and a heavy metal band’s mosh pit.
The band’s first gigs were small sets for family and friends. Eventually, their notoriety rose to catch the attention of the Musikfest organizers who invited them.
The experience in front of throngs of attendees was somewhat overwhelming to the fledgling performers. Still, they stepped up.
“We’re a bunch of kids who wanted to make music and now, we’re here,” said Seifert. “It feels like a dream, honestly. None of it feels real. But it’s real, and we’re here. So might as well kill it while we can.”
More on Devixe and its big-time appearance is at 6abc.