Devitt Feeley is a versatile singer/songwriter, guitarist, mandolinist and bass player based in Los Angeles. He began his musical journey at the age of 14, studying string bass in public school learning to play jazz and symphony music. On the weekends, he was teaching himself guitar and mandolin in bluegrass, folk, rock,
and other genres. During the glory years of rock n roll he studied his craft inspired by such diverse bands as the Beatles, Yes, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Led Zeppelin. While studying the music of Bill Monroe and Doc Watson, he fell in love with bluegrass music. It was through these influences that he discovered authentic roots music in the style of bluegrass, irish & old-time music.
Devitt wrote his first original song at the age of 14 and has continued writing to this day. His original music has been featured on national advertising campaigns including Hardees and Carl's JR.
After graduating high school early, Devitt joined a rock band and toured the midwest prior to studying at Berklee School of Music.
Following his passion for music, in 1985 he found himself in Los Angeles working at the now infamous Tower Records. Surrounded by thousands of record bins, he had the opportunity and luxury to explore all recorded music. It was there that he studied more influential artists, including Bill Monroe, Doc Watson, Tony Rice, and the famous Smithsonian recordings of early rural America.
In recent years, Devitt has been focusing on acoustic music, primarily Americana and Bluegrass. In 2005, he was asked to join Cliff Wagner & the Old #7, a well known local bluegrass band. They gained nation wide attention while appearing on Fox's Next Great American Band. He has opened for finger style icon, Leo Kottke, bluegrass band Blue Highway, and has shared the stage with John McEeuen of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.
Since 2009, Devitt has been the lead singer and mandolin/guitarist for Rockyneck Bluegrass Band. As lead vocalist for Rockyneck Bluegrass Band, the group won first place in the 2009 Topanga Banjo and Fiddle "Band Contest". In January of 2012 they took first place in the California Bluegrass Association's." Great 48 Showcase Showdown", which earned them the prize of playing the Grass Valley Father's Day Festival in Northern California on all stages including the main stage this past season. Competing against the top bluegrass bands from across the state, Rocky Neck has gained fans and notoriety by playing festivals and public venues such as the Las Vegas Bluegrass Festival, CBA's Father's Day Festival, the Calico Spring Festival and the Summergrass Bluegrass Festival amoung many other public venues.
Whether a high end wedding or a Hillbilly hoe down, Devitt's adaptability allows him the freedom and versatility to offer a wide variety of music and entertainment. For private events, special occassions and private lessons contact
or call 310-367-2204.