Strange, how the only thing we can truly rely on is that nothing ever goes as planned. The same was true for Deeps - a musician and songwriter hailing from Hamilton, Ontario. Though witnessing the life that once brought him comfort and familiarity crumble into something unrecognizable wasn’t how he planned it, it’s also how he found the freedom to pursue music full time - sacrificing the comforts of family and a living wage to get real. “Some truth came out of hitting the bottom”, says Deeps, the stage name of Steve De Piante. His first full length solo record, “In The Aftermath of Last Night”, is due out March 2019., the single "Call My Name" with accompanying video Dec. 8. 2018.
The album pays tribute to his Americana roots, with a heavy addition of bar-room pop rock. Like Springsteen, a strong hometown narrative runs through Deeps’ writing. Songs about rusting in Steeltown, rock n’ rolling to pay the bills and small city romance, delivered with attitude-filled vocals, and punctuated by southern gospel guitar, searing organ and upbeat drums.
Deeps set out on a cross-country solo tour on VIA Rail to celebrate Canada 150 in 2017, and soon he’ll be taking the show across Canada in 2019. Whether it’s an energetic festival show for thousands, or an intimate house concert for twenty, the audience can expect passionate and authentic storytelling where one man’s experience of trial and error is bared for all to see and feel.
““Deeps’ crafted songwriting encompasses everything from artistic stories, lyrical substance, well-executed melodies and arrangements, and most importantly, his delivery is pure tangible passion. Strong even with just a guitar and vocal, Deeps’ writing give me shivers as my mind journeys into those places in my heart that often times writers are afraid to shine light on. Full of darkness, yet in contrast, full of hope, these songs need to be heard.””
— Amy King, Grant Avenue Studio