Dejha Colantuono is a Singer, Songwriter, Performer, Arranger, and icon in her own right.
Born in New York City to accomplished jazz musicians, Dejha got her start very young, absorbing the influences around her, which would lay the foundation for her innate ear for writing and playing music.
Dejha was self-taught in most respects, wearing many musical hats, playing drums, bass, keyboards and guitar, in addition to developing her signature soulful yet undeniably rock-and-roll vocal style. She cut her teeth in the early Seattle music scene.
Her powerhouse vocals and emotionally wrought lyricism quickly earned her a reputation as one of Seattle's up-and-coming musical talents, and she went on to form and front some of the city's more noteworthy bands: 3DS&M, the Pin-Ups, Rotten Apples, and Ragazza. All of these bands included a rotating cast of Seattle all-stars (members of the Briefs, PUSA, and Blind Melon to name a few), but the defining anchor in all of them was Dejha's unmistakable voice and songwriting, both of which manage to have both raw, visceral intensity and sing-a-long pop appeal.
Dejha's many projects have allowed her to work with such production/engineering luminaries as Adam Kasper (Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, Rolling Stones), Martin Feveyear (Briefs, PUSA, Mark Lanegan, Screaming Trees, Queens of the Stone Age), Matt Bayles. (Minus The Bear, Isis, Mastodon), and Jamie Siegel (Taking Back Sunday, Mary J. Blige, Spacehog, Lauren Hill). She has toured the West Coast and Europe extensively, played SXSW, and recorded and co-produced an impressive collection of full-length albums.