About The Divys
Awarded Best Electronic Song in The John Lennon Songwriting Contest, The Divys have also become XBox video game stars in the world-famous Dance Dance Revolution: Universe 2 with the song, 'Get Up! Give Up! Move On!' and 'Universe 3' with 'Bad Taste'. They have also been making a splash on television and terrestrial radio by penning the theme songs to In Bed with Butch, a long-running local Philadelphia talk show, and The Giant Show on 96.1FM, Atlanta, Georgia.
'Disco Life' & 'Stupid Valentine' have been used on 'The Ellen Degeneres Show','Extra', 'The CW Network', 'TMZ' and other programs.
They have even ventured into other countries with several of their songs featured in the Canadian reality show, Chris and John to the Rescue and the South African TV pilot, JBay.
Currently, as The Divys are wrapping up mixing of their 3rd studio release, StereoFX of South Africa is preparing to release a club mix EP of Divys songs remixed by The Divys themselves. AP Records of Denmark have licensed several songs by The Divys.
Let's just say that if Billy Idol and Cheap Trick had a 3-sum with Annie Lennox and had children, and those children were The Cars and Joan Jett, then their second cousins could easily be The Divys. Formed high-up on the 21st floor of a downtown Philadelphia apartment in 2005, The Divys have created a sound that blends huge guitars, drums and synthesizers with superb melodies and hooks reminiscent of the 80's, when the "M" in MTV still stood for music. The Divys are made up of one half William Rule: singer, keyboard player and programmer, and Kliff Ritz: guitars, backing vocals and percussion.
Before meeting through a musician's wanted ad, Kliff, who's style is reminiscent of Joan Jett, Ace Frehley & The Ramones, played the Philadelphia rock club circuit, and William worked as an in-house producer for legendary dance producer Bobby Orlando of Pet Shop Boys and Divine fame at his Reputation Records.