By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Sierra High grad Dev in concert at Stockton Arena
Dev also known as Sierra High Grad Devin Tailes will perform with The Cataracs on Friday, April 13, at the Stockton Arena. - photo by Photo Contributed

It didn’t take Devin Tailes long to make the splash that she was hoping to with her musical talents.

Known around the world as Dev, the Sierra High grad hooked up early with a pair of Berkeley producers, forged a friendship and moved to Los Angeles to chase her dream.

Within the year a verse from her track “Booty Bounce” became a key part of the Far East Movement’s world-shattering “Like a G6” – a song that peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard charts. Produced by The Cataracts – the Berkeley duo that discovered her off of MySpace – the song helped make her a household name and secure a contract with Universal Republic Records.

And now she’s coming home.

On Friday, April 13, Tailes will be playing a show at the Stockton Arena with The Cataracs just two weeks after her major label debut hits store shelves.

The album, “The Night the Sun Came Up” – initially slated to be released in September of 2011 but held back – will be released on March 27.

The show will give her local fans and family members a chance to come out and see her perform. She has previously taken her unique blend of party and dance music across the pond to Europe and even down to Rio de Janeiro – where her early music had become popular in the club scene.

But not everybody knew that the one-time swimmer that was part of an Olympic development program harbored the ambition to sing and perform.

While at Sierra High School Tailes admitted that she kept her passion somewhat to herself. It was through MySpace that David “Campa” Singer-Vine and Nile “Cyrano Hollowell-Dhar – The Cataracs – discovered her talent, and the trio began working together to create a blend of music that would catch the eye of music industry insiders that quickly signed them.

The performance on April 13th – dubbed “The Electronic Vault” – will also include SoundWeapons Las Vegas DJ Leo Burke IV and San Diego DJ Sid Vicious. The event is sponsored by the Associated Student Body of the University of the Pacific.

Tickets are $33 in advance through Ticketmaster, and can be purchased at