Australian DJ and singer Havana Brown is constantly touring with major acts such as Britney Spears, Rihanna, Chris Brown and Enrique Iglesias. Her single “We Run the Night,” with a little help from Cuban rapper Pitbull, was not only a huge hit in her part of the world but reached number one on the Hot Dance Club Songs chart as well as number 26 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
Here first EP When the Lights Go Out was released last year to strong sales. She is bringing those tunes headlining the 23rd anniversary of Club Skirt Dinah Shore Weekend in Palm Springs, California in April.
We caught up to her on the road to learn more about the Aussie talented beauty.
Jerry Nunn: Hi, Havana. Where in the world are you calling in from?
Havana Brown: I’m in LA.
JN: Did you make the big move out there permanently?
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Dev contains three letters but she is already a big star! Pop singer Devin Star Talles is taking over the charts first with “In the Dark” and now teaming up with Enrique Iglesias for “Naked.” Her voice is also a part of the track “Like a G6” for Far East Movement.
Discovered by the production team The Cataracs on Myspace. Working with them launched her into the music world then finally releasing her first solo album entitled The Night the Sun Came Up.
We caught up with her during a recent appearance in our home state to check out her “Booty Bounce!”
Jerry Nunn: Hi, Dev. Where did you beautiful name from?
Dev: Oh, that’s cute. My mom named me after a model. Her name was Devin.
JN: And your middle name is Star.
Dev: My parents went to too many Grateful Dead concerts I think. My middle name is Star, my sister’s is Sol and other one is Luna so Star, Sun Moon.
JN: That is adorable. You are from California?
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This week there were lots of live concerts to take in. Some artists have not been to Chicago in years.
Amy Ray who I spoke with in the past did her solo show away from The Indigo Girls at Lincoln Hall. She had a really nice crowd while bringing the goods. After the show I thanked her for her interview and she said, “Keep doing what you do.” That meant a lot to me…
The next night The Cranberries returned to Chicago after a long hiatus. Although the crowd had many straight and douchie boys in it, the music was in top form with Dolores playing their many memorable songs plus new ones from the album Roses.
The same night at the exact same time The Polyphonic Spree were performing at the Park West. Their upbeat music was just as good live and the back up singers shook their hair like a hair band!
I returned to the Park West the next night to see Mayer Hawthorn.
His retro style with such songs as “The Walk” really rock my world. He made Hennessy and ginger ale cocktails onstage to his tune of the same title.
He has style and I hope his star continues to rise in the music world.
Kiss 103.5’s Fantabuloso concert brought in many musical acts to the Allstate Arena. I chatted with several of the singers including Neon Hitch and Dev who both have well played hits on the radio. Havana Brown, although new is in constant rotation for her song with Pitbull. Lots of fans were dressed in caution tape to see Adam Lambert.
The night finished with Enrique Iglesias climbing over me on the stage to dance on boxes for the stage. Who could ask for more?