Long beach, ca
Argentine/American Future Soul Artist, Devin Kirtz was born and raised in Long Beach, California. Raised on soul and oldies, Devin grew up listening to artists like Sam Cooke, Stevie Wonder, and then on to Neo-Soul's best, Lauryn Hill. Although Devin has been singing since he learned how to talk, he first made a name for himself in sports, signing a contract out of high school to play professional soccer. After a few short years, he left the game to put his skills towards his true passion; music. Devin's charisma quickly gained the attention of International mega-brands, leading to multiple endorsements and traveling the world to host events, perform music, and showcase his freestyle soccer skills to crowds of up to 100,000 people, working with brands such as: Nike, Red Bull, Budweiser, Chevy, KIA, and Cheetos.
Captivating, smooth, and the perfect blend of soul, pop, and R&B are all ways that artist on the rise, Devin Kirtz could be described. His single, "MOVE" was beautifully paired with a sleek, black and white music video shot in the CA desert, directed by Rob Witt and Alex Delgado (Kendrick Lamar, Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Iggy Azalea, Drake, and Chris Brown etc.) This caught the attention of Power 106 DJ Felli Fel and many other DJs, who went on to play the song on heavy rotation organically. Devin followed up with his next single, “MY DAY” (ft. Marley Waters) with an amazing music video featuring his 84 year old grandmother “Foxy Grammy” having the best, most inspirational day anyone could only hope to have at her age. The video was featured on the front page of MTV, REVOLT, VH1 and many more, causing the video and related memes to be seen and shared by millions of people all over the world. Devin has had his tracks picked up by H&M, Nordstrom, and Hollister & Co., who included it on their holiday playlists which were distributed worldwide.
Devin has been making a name for himself, writing/recording with some of the industries top producers such as Kane Beatz (Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Trey Songz, G-Eazy, Mike Posner, T.I., DJ Khalid) Tommy Brown (Ariana Grande, Chris Brown, Black Eyed Peas, C-Lo Green, John Legend, Fifth Harmony) BattleRoy (Bruno Mars, Eminem, Demi Lovato), Marley Waters (Tinashe, DJ Mustard, Wyclef Jean, Boyz II Men, Torey Lanez, Kranium), Count Justice (Usher, Chris Brown, Nappy Roots, Lil Mama), Marius Moga (Maroon 5, DNCE, Train) Paperboy Fabe (Dr Dre, Pusha T, Yung Joc, The Game, Bibi Bourelly) Mike Free (YG, Ty Dolla $ign, DJ Mustard) Swiff D (Kevin Gates, G-Unit, Method Man, David Banner, and The Diplomats) and Paul Couture (Iggy Azalea, Wiz Khalifa, Pit Bull, Shwayze). In addition to his own music, Devin has also written for other artists, including Zayn, Boyz II Men, Wyclef Jean, Quincy, Cody Simpson, Jordin Sparks, Sam Hunt, and Jason Mraz to name a few. Growing up on the beach with a strong love for soul and hip-hop music, Devin was the perfect fit to write and feature on “Ms. Fortune” the most popular song on Shwayze's most recent album “Shwayze Summer”, which reached #6 on the iTunes hip-hop charts.
Devin has multiple national tours and under his belt, playing sold out shows and events in top markets including: New York, Dallas, Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Devin also held a six month residency performing at Hyde at The Bellagio in Las Vegas, NV, as well as playing Labor Day Weekend at The Palms with Kendrick Lamar, LL Cool J, and Ashanti.