D.I.A. has taken Bermuda by storm as the hottest, freshest backing band playing all-original music from a variety of genres including hip hop, reggae, soul and their newly developed Bermudian genre, gombass. Their imaginative original music has been exceptionally well-received locally and internationally. Although D.I.A. only formed in 2010, they have already opened for Toni Braxton at the Bermuda Music Festival with Chewstick and have gone on tour with Chewstick to New York City and Toronto. D.I.A. is comprised of Bermudian drum legend, Scarlet Thomas; Boy wonder, electronic maestro and percussionist Aden Peets; and music director Derek G. Simmons on bass and production. They have backed the best of Bermuda’s artists including
Joy T. Barnum, Riddla, Kombat, Uzi Mon, Ramon Clarke and more! They have hosted their own freestyle nights and you can catch them backing local talent at Chewstick’s open mic jam sessions.