Pop / Rock / Soul
New York, NY
Born and raised in New York, Neil Davis is a pop-rock singer/songwriter with an undeniable talent and passion for music. Influenced by the city's rich culture, authentic edge, and relevant music scene, Davis has been conquering the music industry for nearly a half decade and creating quite the 'buzz' while doing so. His self-written debut album 'In My Mind' has already gained major attention via independent radio and national television exposure for his single 'Smile' - which has been placed on NBC's Today Show in 2013. Davis has been promoting his music throughout the country while making a name for himself amongst music industry insiders who are calling him "radio ready."
Neil's talent was discovered at an early age after receiving a toy keyboard for Christmas as a toddler, fating music as his first language. After many self-taught years on the piano, Neil continued to develop his talent while attending the Frank Sinatra High School for the Arts in Queens NY, founded by entertainer Tony Bennett. Since then, he has had the opportunity to collaborate with many of his favorite musicians as well as the opportunity to open for the Dave Matthews Band. Neil has also performed on major television networks including MTV and CBS, and has had the privilege of singing infront of iconic figures including Nelson Mandela, Tony Bennett, and Britney Spears.
Neil's passion and work in music surpasses the stage-lights. In 2012, Davis joined the professional artist roster at NYC based arts organization, 'Sing For Hope,' where he volunteers to bring the healing powers of music to hospital bedsides and under-served schools. "Music has been extremely therapeutic throughout my life, so to be able to give back and share that with others is completely rewarding."
In 2011, Neil released his debut album "In My Mind”, which includes the perfect combination of piano driven pop songs, and raspy rock vocals. His catchy, yet soul-filled songs tell personal stories about life, love, heartbreak, and hope. The self-written LP is available through iTunes, amazon-mp3, CDBaby and is now streaming on Pandora Radio & Spotify.
Through years of practice, persistence, and performing, Neil has managed to maintain an extremely upbeat, positive attitude about his career. "Even though the pursuit of music can be extremely frustrating at times, when you have a natural desire to do something, it's unavoidable," he says. "If someone wants it bad enough, their passion and drive will get them there. For me, nothing can get in the way."