Derrick Davis
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Derrick Davis

Austin, Texas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2008 | SELF

Austin, Texas, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2008
Band Americana Singer/Songwriter


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"Song Review: Derrick Davis Band "Gimme Back My Gun""

Don't forego listening to Derrick Davis Band's latest single "Gimme Back My Gun" because of some preconceived notion you may have about the song's title, or you'll be missing out. From the first guitar note and the rapid-fire percussion, "Gimme Back My Gun" is a breezy tune that blends pop, folk, and rockabilly into something completely delightful. The hand clap-filled, lively, and irresistible, tune recalls a relationship, now over, and finds him wishing he could recover the time wasted (something many of us can relate to). - The Daily Country


"The Derrick Davis Band is like a bad ass, gourmet, cake that you don't seem to get enough of." - Will Tompkins

"Music Madness Review"

Music Madness ATX is proud to be a fan of Derrick Davis and [The Derrick Davis Band], who we met a couple years back. He has graced our stage at our annual Music Madness ATX Festival [], and its been a pleasure seeing him and his band evolve into one of the better indie bands in the Austin music scene. If you have not picked up one of thier shows, we highly encourage it. All the best to you my friends...Cheers!

Victor Hidalgo, Owner, - Victor Hidalgo

"Loris Lowe on Derrick Davis' new single"Gimme Back My Gun""

"Easy on the ears, hooky, and radio friendly!"

-Loris Lowe- - Loris Lowe (KLBJ, KGSR)

"Derrick Davis _ Gimme Back My Gun (Single) on Indie-Spoonful"

Singer-songwriter Derrick Davis is an emerging folk-rock artist to watch for. With a vast amount of musical influences, Derrick brings a truly fresh sound to the folk scene. Hailing from Austin, TX, Derrick’s music has taken his home town by storm and with singles like "Gimme Back My Gun," Derrick can go far.

"Gimme Back My Gun" features four band members: Derrick Davis (Vox/acoustic), Kyle Samuel (Electric Guitar), Matt Slagle (Bass) and Mike Ingber (Drums). It is an up tempo song utilizing memorable vocal melodies and fun instrumentals, making it a song that could easily make a splash in the folk world and appeal to general audiences as well.

The song begins with a short two bar intro. The first measure is solely acoustic, muted guitar and then on the second measure the rest of the band comes in, almost like brisk clapping, for one measure, before switching back to just acoustic guitar and drums for the first verse. This arrangement is very effective in immediately drawing you in and setting the vibe. The song builds up with the addition of electric guitar up until the second half of the verse when the full band arrangement comes in. The band plays with high energy making this a lively, fun, and very enjoyable tune that has a way of putting a smile on your face before you even know what you are smiling about.

“Gimme Back My Gun” is a song about wishing you could get back all the time and effort you put into a relationship after it's over. Derrick’s vocals are light and easy on the ear, the kind of vocals that come across as completely natural; his singing sounds so natural, it is though he is having a conversation with you. In the verses, Derrick sings about his heartache and give us more detail on his emotions with lyrics like, “I’ve had my heartaches/You top the list/Like the first time that we kissed/Upon the second/The second time we met/Like my past hadn’t caught up to you just yet.” Then in the chorus he goes on to sing, “So gimme back my gun/Gimme back my romance/Gimme back the time/That we used to slow dance on the back porch/Until the wee hours of the morning/It’s the hardest part about you a/Walking out the door. The down-to-earth, honest and reflective lyrics make "Gimme Back My Gun" a song that everyone will relate to.

About a minute and half into the song, there is a tasteful guitar solo that captures the overall vibe. Overall, the band nails the song by providing Davis with a musical landscape that is tight and polished; the band carries the energy from the first note to the last. Throughout the song, even though Derrick is singing about heartache and a lover walking out the door, the music makes you want to get up on your feet, clap along and smile. It is infectious and catchy, the stuff that hit material is born from. Derrick Davis is a talented artist with strong song-writing sensibilities and his single “Gimme Back My Gun” is sonic proof. Davis released his EP, “The Burnout,” in March 2016 and is currently working on releasing his next album that this single is from. For more information about Derrick Davis, visit his website. - Bryon William


Still working on that hot first release.



Native Austinite Derrick Davis is not just any singer/songwriter.  His vast musical influences and unique perspective truly make him a one-of-a-kind artist and performer.  Fresh out of college, he recorded and toured on his first full-length LP “And Everything In Between.”  After taking a few years off in New York City, Davis has returned home in a big way.  The 2016 release "The Burnout" is a true testament to his musical diversity while maintaining a singular voice.  Austin has already been taken by storm with Davis' return home, but the story is just beginning.  With a sophomoric full-length LP in the works as well a 2017 tour schedule filling up, Derrick Davis is quickly becoming the next rising star out of the Austin music scene.

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