Victor Davies – Victor Davies

Artist: Victor Davies
Title: Victor Davies
Cat No: JCR 020-1 / JCR 020-2
Format: 2-LP / CD / Download

Quotes: Davies’ charisma falls between Al Jarreau and Jon Lucien. Marcia Carr / On a sweltering summer day the Latin percussion and consummate guitar work would have even the most grim northerner admitting a passing association with someone from ‘down south’… Update Magazine / …an exquisite slice of summery acoustic soul…’Lady Luck’ confirms Victor Davies as a true talent. Echoes Magazine / All very cool and jazzy and trendy as f**k  Mixmag Magazine / a rising star in Latin Jazz circles  Hitlist Magazine

Info: The music of Victor Davies comprises a multi-coloured patchwork of Latin jazz, folk and heartfelt soul all gelled together with a complete understanding of great songwriting. Born in London’s East End, Victor was signed to his first major publishing deal in the early 90′s on his songwriting ability alone but he quickly found the pressure from his publishers to make commercial dance music was not a direction he wanted to follow. As a result of a chance listening of some of Victor’s acoustic demos by Mike Slocombe (People Records) ‘Runaway Train’ was released on a People sampler. This acoustic ballad utilising Victor’s unique guitar style and soothing vocals immediately created widespread interest in the singer/songwriter who appeared to have come from nowhere. At the same time it was being talked about as a cult classic. The follow up ‘Brother’ was released on Flipside. Again, all instruments were played by Victor and produced in his own studio. Included on the the single was a Bougie Soliterre remix giving it that distinct West London sound. The release caused a great stir resulting in live radio sessions on GLR and Kiss FM as well as festival dates. ‘Lady Luck’ was then released on Afro Gigolo. An up tempo Latin track that further established him as a formidable talent. The last release so far was ‘Better Place’, which comprises a full string section and brass, and two excellent club mixes. This social comment on the world can be described as nothing other than pure class. Finally Jazzanova-Compost Records is proud to present Victor Davies’ debut album – a delicious collection of soulful music. Victor Davies’ great talent in songwriting, his unique, warm voice and a perfect instrumentation give the album ”Victor Davies” all the ingredients to become a jewel in your music-box. Victor Davies’ sound is neither directed by certain trends nor through a marketing-created image, it’s just pure and timeless music at its best – hard to find in these days. Not to be missed !! You should try to catch Victor Davies live in concert – a truly fantastic performance and show. In autumn / winter Victor Davies will be on tour.

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