is an American 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.
Having re-located with her family in 1982, 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 respected musical talents.
She formed and fronted 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).
Dejha has toured the West Coast and Europe extensively, played SXSW, and recorded and co-produced an impressive collection records. In addition she has sang backups on recordings with Candlebox, Mark Lannegan amonst others and is part of Stone Gossard’s Hank Choir.
In 2009 Dejha released solo album Tea & Vodka which she recorded and co-produced with Matt Bayles at Red Room studios.
Currently Dejha resides in Brooklyn, New York, and is working diligently with her Band The Union Gospel in anticipation of the Summer 2016 release of their self-titled debut album.