Rising star DAVID DAVIS is proving himself worthy of becoming part of Hollywood’s next generation of elite recording artists, songwriters and performers. An "electric energy on stage" as described by the legendary Quincy Jones, Davis creates an unforgettable musical experience for his audience. Those star qualities made him the recent winner of NBC’s SONGLAND (2020).
Davis’s song, “EVERYTHING IT TOOK TO GET TO YOU,” recorded by Broadway star and Pop Artist Ben Platt, ranked #1 on the New Pop Song Chart, #2 on the Pop Chart, and #5 on the All Song Chart. His debut album, THE LONG & SHORT OF IT was a collection of songs about “the romantic narrative we are sold early on.” Davis’s trajectory for his next album is said to be a progression of that notion by exploring “exploring the places we assess worth and the values we derive from it.” Davis’s lyricism has proven him to be a dynamic and passionate artist that beautifully captures the essence of difficult, yet worthy feelings of artistic expression.
For as long as he can recall, Davis has been focused on pursuing a career in music. He attended the nationally renowned Belmont University studying in their music program. It was during those formative years Davis learned to perfect his piano and performance skills, drawing inspiration from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway, and India Arie. Originally hailing from Chicago, Illinois, Davis was raised alongside his eight siblings. Davis often stood out capturing attention by belting out Motown classics, always finding his way to a stage. When he turned 3 years-old, Davis started learning piano and violin before he started singing in the children’s gospel choir around 4 years-old like many of Davis’s musical inspirations before him.
Davis has recorded with many legendary producers such as RedOne (Usher, Lady Gaga, MIKA) to Ryan Tedder (Beyoncé, Adele). Additionally, Davis’s voice, arrangements, and productions have been featured on chart-topping records, commercials for major brands and networks such as MTV, VH1 and NBC. Not one to be satisfied, Davis went on to play to sold-out clubs and festivals, both as the headliner and as support for the likes of Jon Bellion and John Legend. Davis has performed on 700+ stages including the Governor’s Ball for the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London, a 73-show residency at Quincy Jones’ club Q’s in Dubai, and various virtual shows singing with stars such as Leona Lewis.
Davis’s philanthropic passions, outside of raising funds in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, include raising awareness for organizations such as Child Restoration International, which rescues and restores victims of child sex trafficing and exploitation, Global Banjara Foundation Trust, which helps underprivileged children receive an education, and the Black Artist Fund that helps finance black artists projects to combat systemic inequity in art.
In his free time, Davis enjoys cooking, camping, traveling and extreme trampolining. Currently, he lives in Los Angeles with his Black Lab named Ellie while working on his next album, FUTURE FORTUNES (2021).
The stage is now set for Davis to show the diverse angles of his talent on a grander scale.