Steven Davis is a prolific and gifted singer/songwriter of romantic songs in the tradition of the great American singers. The release of his CD, “What Happened To Romance” is critically acclaimed with new standards he co-wrote with producer Josh Charles. This classic compilation includes “Love Comes Right On Time” and “What Happened to Romance.” The album was recorded in New York City with Andy Farber and the After Midnight Orchestra featuring original members of the Count Basie and Duke Ellington band and carries on the traditions of the greats like Sinatra.
Stephen Holden of the New York Times praised Davis’ work stating: “Were there more singers of Mr. Davis’s ilk, the kind of romance he envisages might well be on the rise again. Steven Davis unabashedly exalts the elegant glamour of another time.” The respected journalist, Rex Reed, commented: “Where will tomorrow’s Tormes, Tony Bennett’s and Albert Francis Sinatra’s come from? Steven Davis is a great start!”
“I’m steeped in the big band sound and I love it,” Davis said. “It’s my lane. I think in life everyone should find out what they do best and singing this music is what I do best.”
Davis hails from Kansas City and grew up in Omaha, Nebraska where he was immersed in music at a very early age. His roots include singing in church at age five. After high school, he moved to Los Angeles to sing in clubs while also cutting his teeth as an actor.
His work has also taken him to stages across the world including time spent living in New York City. Following in the footsteps of his musical icons, Bennett and Rosemary Clooney, he has headlined at the pinnacle of nightclubs, The Rainbow and Stars in Rockefeller Center. He was also the bandleader, host and singer at the iconic The Rainbow Room in New York City.
In 2014, after recovering from what doctors said could be a debilitating throat injury that required him to live without speaking or singing for long periods of time over the course of a year, he proved them wrong and returned to full voice for his new CD, “What Happened To Romance.”
“I try to look at life’s events and interpret them through the eyes of what is there to learn,” he said of his mission. “This is a journey, a short ride. Make it count. I believe you should be passionate and be connected. Be present in your life. Music makes me present in my life. I fought to return to my music.”“A throat injury tried to hijack music from me, but I took my gift back,” he said.
Currently, Davis is releasing an album of original Christmas songs sure to become the classics of today-new music with the nostalgia and big band sound that made all the other holiday albums the popular hits they still are today-in with the old new!
Davis currently resides in Los Angeles.