Deitre is a provocative new wave Glam Rock duo rooted in NYC, drenched in its cultural revolution. Richie Bee leads this all-out sensory experience with a striking, charismatic stage presence, fusing artful androgyny with a piercing vibrato and heartfelt lyrics in dramatic fashion. What may at first seem like an unlikely pairing, guitarist and producer Peter Savad creates a perfect melodic and aesthetic balance with his love for simple, stripped down rock and roll. As a result, this art-rock power-pop pair develop a space that feels less like another rock band, and more like an all-encompassing queer-empowered troupe of socially entwined, gender-blended performers. Committed to their grassroots approach of distributing raw entertainment directly to the people, they have gained trust and devotion in climbing numbers, igniting once dormant themes of rage, faith, sexuality, and self-worth through the ethereal sounding Rock experience of the Deitre doctrine.
How would you describe your music?
Tell us about how the history of the project?
Richie Bee: Pete and I decided that we wanted to start writing together 3 years ago. Within these three years I feel like we have really found our sound. I couldn’t ask for a better writing partner.
What are you influences/ musical heroes?
Richie Bee: I grew up on Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Frank Sinatra, etc. Pete comes from a much larger repertoire. A lot more rock.
What inspires you?
Richie Bee: This question is always a hard one for me to answer because there is inspiration in everything if I leave myself open to it. But when I am having trouble with THAT, I call upon my good friend Mary Jane.
Do you write on the road? or do you prefer to write in the studio?
Richie Bee: I write everywhere, but it’s convenient in the studio with Pete because everything is there.
What is your favourite song to perform live?
Richie Bee: I guess it would depend on the performance and where I am at emotionally in that moment.
What would be your dream tour to be a part of?
Any tour that involves being around good people with good vibes.
What are you current thoughts on the music industry?
Richie Bee: I’m just confused and a little disappointed I suppose.
What is the funniest/weirdest experience you have had on tour?
Richie Bee: We should probably have our first tour before I answer this.
What are your future plans?
Richie Bee: We are about to drop our third music video in the beginning of 2019, followed by two singles and our next EP this summer. So a lot of excited things coming soon