Derek Davis hails from northern CA. A natural born singer/songwriter/musician and gifted performer, Derek began playing drums at the age of 11, later switching to vocals and guitar. He began his professional music career at the age of 16, writing songs, fronting bands, headlining clubs, bars and every music venue in the San Francisco Bay Area. Relocating to Los Angeles in 1989, he and his new formed rock band (Babylon A.D.) soon caught the attention of the legendary music mogul "Clive Davis," who signed them to a recording contract with Arista Records at a private showcase. While at Arista Records the band released two critically acclaimed CDs: the self titled (Babylon A.D.) in 1990 and (Nothing Sacred) in 1992. The band also released an E.P (Live at the Roxie).The bands first release produced three top 10 songs on the A.O.R Metal charts: "Bang Go The Bells," "Hammer Swings Down" and "Kid Goes Wild." The last track was the trailer track featured in Orion Pictures film, "Robo-Cop 2." With strong video rotation on MTV and constant touring, the band soon became one of hard rock fans most popular bands.As a former Songwriter/Co-Publisher with Virgin/EMI Music, Derek Davis has been fortunate to write songs and collaborate on various music projects with many notable songwriters and producers such as (Jack Ponti), "Alice Cooper" ,"Bonjovi" (Tom Werman), "Motley Crue", "Cheap Trick"(Taylor Roads), "Aerosmith", (Gene Black), "Rod Stewart", (Michael Anthony), "Van Halen."Over the past 20 years, Derek Davis has showcased his extraordinary singing and songwriting and musicianship in several areas. He has had several songs placed in films, recorded a total of five CDs with (Babylon A.D.) and one with the band (American Blues Box.) Derek Davis first solo studio release entitled Re-Volt released on January 30th, 2012, World Wide.
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