David Boyles

David Boyles


From looping solo to slammin' 4 piece, David Boyles brings his exotic blend of Southern-Fried Soul with passion and style. Always humble and hungry to play, David respects the stage he's on, or the corner he's in...


This is always the hardest part...rooted in North Carolina, loved the Hip-Hop, dug the funk, went to school (literally and culturally), came out cookin' up my own blend of Southern-Fried Soul.

My music is a connection to the experiences that I've had with people and places, which move me at my core.

After I moved to Venice CA, I produced my first independent cd release "Bedroom Demos"on a 2-track M-Box in my (wait for it) bedroom. Vocal tracks done in the closet, panty-hose pop-stopper, the whole nine...The cd was picked up by DIAA/Domo records in 2005 and got the attention of Columbia Music Entertainment in Japan.

In 2005, I signed with CME and released the cd "Thank You", which, combined with the "Bedroom Demos" import, sold 23,000 copies in the first six weeks and yielded a #1 record at Tower and HMV stores throughout the country. The record also produced four top-ten singles to radio, with two tracks "Sunshine" and "Thank You" reaching the number one position. "Southern Fried" my latest offering for CME, was released in September 2006 with "Home to Stay" debuting at number 21 to radio.

Recent placements for my music include penning the title theme for MTV's "Becoming", and "Good Thing" featured alongside Coldplay on NBC's "Scrubs"


Only You

Written By: David Boyles

Only you
Make me compromise my principles
Only you
Girl, can say "It's only physical"

I can tell by the way you walk
Everytime you're walking out the door
It's ok, you don't have to talk
But your body's saying "give me more"

Here we are, standing face to face
But still we don't see eye to eye
It's ok, you can walk away
But don't ever say we never tried

I'm your man
When there's no need to compromise
I'm your man
Think of me when you fantasize
I'm your man
You can tell me what's good for you
I'll do anything you want me to...

Only you
Have the power to control my urge
Only you
Leave me hanging with your every word

Here we are, like the verse before
Same story with a different name
It's ok, you can walk away
But baby, you'll be so glad you came

What We Came For

Written By: David Boyles

Oh yeah, you're real good lookin
With your high heels on
When you move on the dance floor
And all the pretty people lookin with their painted
Come on, let;s do what we're here for
I swagger over, and move real slow
You push up on me and I...
I wanna take you to the promised land
Come on baby, take my hand

Act like you been somewhere
Sugar, act like you know
Don't make me have to beg girl...
Let's do what we came for

At the end of the song
I was out the door
1:45, last call...
Bartender, make me a drink
I need to get my game on
I think the girl's a freak
So make it quick
And make it strong
davey B gotta put it down all night long
So take it real slow
Baby don't you know
I'm gonna make you want to reminiss
Of an emotionally satisfying kiss
She wants on the team
I think you know what I mean
I'm driving baseline to the hole...

Act like you been somewhere
Sugar, act like you know
Don't make me have to beg or have to tell you so
Ain't got no time for you
Or time for your games
I barely know your name, girl
But let's do what we came 4

Better Life

Written By: David Boyles

I don't think it's right
I know I'm wrong
I still think about you, babe
When I'm gone
I'm redefining
Who I am
I'm realigning
A better man

And all I want is a better life for you
And all I need is a better life for me

But this world is crazy
And full of greed
A little love and rub-a-dub is all we need
But you can't blame me
For what you see
I'm just a misinterpretation of the man I try to be

Cause everytime I try to quiet my own mind
I just can't stop, no
From seeing you
And feeling you
You're such a part of me
And where there's me and you
There's you and me
I'm seeing myself clearly now
If for a moment

Morning, Noon and Night

Written By: David Boyles

Lost soul, come to me
I can take you in my arms
And transform you
Into the highest mountain
The deepest sea
Just as long as you love me
And only me

I need you morning, noon, and night
By day or candlelight
Cause I really wanna know
How you feel
Tell me baby
Is this for real

Lost soul come to me
Close your eyes and let time connect the space between
you and me
I'm talking cosmically
With every breath I feel the essence of your presence
inside of me
So what's it gonna be
And as a matter of fact
I think it's time for us to act on faith
And let love lead the way, every day


I can't cop it
I can't stop it
Don't wanna drop it
No, can't cop it...no
I just need it
I wanna feed on it

Love Crazy

Written By: David Boyles

he give me breakfast in the morning
Sex in the evening
And love in the afternoon
She give me everything I wanna
Grab it like she gonna
Make you think about a honeymoon
I really love to teach ya
When I'm down beneath ya
I quiver as you call my name
From the left to the right
From the back to the front
Makes no difference, it's alll the same
She give me love
Crazy Love

If I could count all the ways
You add to my days
I'd run out of numbers
And words left to say
It's within my reach
In all that you teach
Just by being who you are
I wanna drink with you in Rio
Dance with you in Rome
Gotta make this world together anywhere our home
Everywhere we go, everywhere
We see people like the way you do, what you do
When you do with me
You give me love
Crazy Love

You don't know what you do to me
Baby, it's hard to keep my cool
You know you've got to keep on trying
And keep on trying to get there
Get there...


Independent Release "Bedroom Demos" 2004
Imported by DIAA/Domo in Japan in 2005
Major Release "Thank You" CME 2005
Major Release "Southern Fried" CME 2006
New Independent release "egoZentric" coming soon...

Set List

"Typical" set list varies with every room and performance requirement. I play a different set for 10 people than I would for 100, 1000, or ten thousand. It really is about the venue and the people in the room. I've found one of the most important things to consider for a great night is the vibe in the room, and how you can take it and make it work for everyone...what I give is typically a reflection of what I'm given.