|Birth name||Devin Joseph Bronson|
|Also known as||Evil D, D-rOck|
|Born||May 15, 1983|
|Origin||Seattle, Washington, United States|
|Genres||Alternative rock, indie rock, pop punk, pop rock, power pop, acoustic|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, songwriter, guitarist|
|Labels||Nettwerk, ViK, RCA|
|Associated acts||Treble Charger, Avril Lavigne, Evan Taubenfeld, Kelly Osbourne, Ashley Parker Angel, P!nk, Demi Lovato, Butch Walker, Miranda Cosgrove, David Cook, Theory of a Deadman, Mike Posner, 78 Violet, Sebastian Bach, Sum41|
Devin Bronson (born Seattle, Washington, May 15, 1983) is a guitarist, songwriter and producer based in Los Angeles, having worked with artists such as Avril Lavigne, David Cook and Sebastian Bach. Bronson's versatility on stage and in the studio has risen him to success in a variety of musical platforms, including musical director, spokesperson and business entrepreneur.
Devin Bronson's path to success began at age 11 when he first began playing guitar. Soon after, Bronson was on stage with band mates years older than him. His natural talent eventually landed him a touring role at age 18 when he was asked to join Kelly Osbourne's touring band in 2002.
With international touring experience under his belt, Bronson joined Treble Charger for their Detox tour from 2003 to 2004, after the departure of lead guitarist Bill Priddle. Bronson was set to join the band in the studio for their 6th album when he accepted the invitation to take over as lead guitarist and musical director for Avril Lavigne's, which was previously held by Evan Taubenfeld.
Bronson's first performance with Avril Lavigne's band was at the 2004 Fashion Rocks! concert in New York where Avril performed 'Iris' by The Goo Goo Dolls with Johnny Rzeznik. Bronson was given only a few days to learn how to play the mandolin for that performance.
Bronson has since joined Lavigne on multiple world tours, TV appearances, music videos and the 2010 Olympic Closing Ceremonies. Most recently, Bronson appeared in Lavigne's video for "Here's to Never Growing Up".
Bronson took time in 2006 to tour with Ashley Parker Angel promoting his single during acoustic shows and TV appearances.
In 2007, Bronson and Taubelfeld began working on an album with producer John Fields for the band The Blacklist Club. The album was ultimate released as a solo album for Taubenfled entitled, "Welcome to the Blacklist Club". Bronson joined Taubenfeld for a full band show at the Roxy in LA and an acoustic set during Avril Lavigne's Fairfax, VA show in 2008.
In the summer of 2008, Bronson joined Butch Walker on stage for a host of shows including Lollapalooza. This led Bronson to working with P!nk whom he joined on stage to promote her single So What during TV appearances including the MTV Music Video Awards.
In 2011, Bronson was asked to join American Idol Season 7 winner David Cook's band. As the band's lead guitarist, Bronson took part in the This Loud Morning Tour as well as multiple TV appearances and international shows.
When not on tour, Bronson writes music for a wide array of TV including Californication on Showtime and Hellcats as well as movies including Friends with Benefits, 22 Jump Street and Home Sweet Hell staring Katherine Heigl.
Bronson puts in studio time collaborating with multiple artists, including work on Mike Posner's 2nd studio album and co-writing 12 Stones "Blind" with Christine Connolly and Tyler Connolly of Theory of a Deadman.
Bronson also played all the guitar solos on DemiLovato's La La Land single. Co-writer and co-producer Nick Jonas originally wanted Steve Vai, but due to a schedule conflict, Bronson was asked to stepped in.
Bronson is the musical director for 78 Violet duo, Aly & AJ Michalka, co-writing two songs on their upcoming studio album produced by David Kahne. He was also the musical director for "Redd" by U.G.L.Y, the newest addition to Chris Brown's label.
Bronson is co-owner of BN Audio, a San Diego based audio company that produces high quality audio products. The flagship product of the company is the BlackBox, a high performance speaker system with a built in digital amplifier. Bronson is in charge of brand development and message communication to customers and dealers.
- Official Devin Bronson site
- Official BN Audio site
- Official Avril Lavigne site
- Official David Cook site