Yves "Deville" Ditsch

Musician biographie

Yves Deville was born in Luxembourg in 1981. At the age of 7 Yves became a student at the “Conservatoire de Musique de Luxembourg”, where he studied drums and percussion for 15 years until successfully graduating in 2003.

 At the age of 16 Yves received an offer from an American blues trio “The Sayre Brothers Blues Band” to join them as their full time drummer. Yves worked with them for almost a decade.
Besides playing with the “Sayre Brothers” Yves played and formed several blues and rockabilly bands while also becoming involved in other styles such as country and New Orleans jazz. Yves was a member of such bands as Ten Strike, Dave White & The Bad Luck Cats, Little John & The Cadillacs, The Boogie Workers, The Greasemonkeys and many others. He also had the pleasure to jam with such blues greats as Tino Gonzales, Sugar Ray, Fred Chapelier and Tom Principato.

In 2007, Yves became the official drummer for Irish blues-man
Carl Wyatt and his band “The Delta Voodoo Kings”. With this band Yves played regular international tours, recorded 3 albums, 1 live DVD and appeared on many television shows such as: France 3 (France), Riv 54 (France), Mirabelle (France), RTE1 (Irelande). Through this band he gained much notability within the international blues scene.

In 2010 Yves starts a new project with former band mates (Lucas Ferraz, Fred Baretto and Dan Fastro). With the support of former “Guns’n’Roses” guitar player “Slash” it didn’t take long before the band “Porn Queen” became renowned within the European rock scene. Besides having played some big European rock festivals including “Sonisphere France” and “Rock A Field Luxembourg” “Porn Queen” had the chance to play in a sold out Zénith venue in Paris as the support act for “Slash”. During the month of march 2012 “Porn Queen” were on their first European tour, playing 16 concerts in 12 countries with former “Mr Big” and “Poison” guitarist Richie Kotzen. Later in 2012 Porn queen toured South America with Slash and Myles Kennedy, playing a few sold out shows in Brazil.

Porn Queen were featured in 4 issues of the well known German magazine “Recording Magazine” in 2012 & 2013. Together with Producer “Ulli Pallemanns” (Guano Apes, Toten Hosen, Robbie Williams…) they recorded and mixed one song for 4 of RecMag’s educational DVD’s.

After building up an impressive drumming portfolio Yves became the drummer of choice for American musicians touring Europe. In September 2011 and May 2012 he toured with Hollywood actor and blues musician Jake La Botz.

At the end of 2011 Archie Lee Hooker the nephew of blues legend John Lee Hooker invited Yves to become the drummer of his new project. For Yves this is an exceptional occasion to join John Lee Hookers old band the “ Coast to Coast Blues Band”. Their first live DVD was released mid 2014.

Yves was featured on a full length DVD about drum recording in « Recording Magazine 2/2014 ».

In November 2016 Yves joined legendary country and Rockabilly Artist James Intveld for several shows in Austria.

Archie Lee Hooker & The Coast to Coast Blues Band signed in 2017 to the legendary Dixiefrog Label and released there first album on April 6th named Chilling. The CD is very well received by the Blues press and the band will be actively touring and promoting Chilling for the rest of 2018 and also in 2019.