From time to time we come across an artist that has the ability to take us to a place of longing, fond memories, realizations and deep thought, in single song.
DANNY DAVIES is one of those artists - a true Canadian craftsman.
Residing in Delta, BC, Canada, Davies is inspired by many styles of music. His songwriting influences stem from the songs of Traditional Country music songwriters such as Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and Johnny Cash from his parents record collection, to the AM rock radio hits of the 60’s & 70’s with Elton John, Eagles, Paul McCartney and Steve Miller, to the mainstream pop/rock music of Bon Jovi, U2 and Bryan Adams in the 80's & 90's.
Allowing himself the freedom to create without boundaries, Davies pens songs that showcase his musical roots in all genres putting him in the same camp as other Canadian Singer/Songwriters such as John Hiatt, Jeremy Fisher, Ron Sexsmith and the iconic Canadian Rock band Blue Rodeo.
As an independent recording artist Davies has five albums to his credit - three as a solo artist and two with bands. His first release was the Alias Project, which was followed by a six-song solo EP titled A Little Bit Of Everything in 1994. Davies then formed the band Dig Divine, recording the independent CD Demographics in 1999. They went on to tour for several years and disbanded to see Davies record a full-length solo CD in 2006 titled Pedestrian World, seeing the song Big Town licensed as the feature track to the 2010 Indie Film Fest prestigious Award of Merit winning documentary film Tears for April-Beyond A Blues Lens a follow up to their award winning film Through a Blue Lens which was also included on Odd Squads 2007 fundraising compilation CD, On The Beat. His latest album is called The Road and was released in March 2012.
As a live performer Davies has entertained many, from campfires to theatres and everything in between. His travels as a musician have taken him around the globe, with a two-month engagement at a Canadian owned bar in southern Thailand to showcases in B.C. Alberta and Toronto, to busking to audiences on the street throughout Western Canada. Davies is no stranger to the stage or the center of a circle of friends, large & small, singing and playing music.