Josi Davis

Josi Davis

 Niantic, Connecticut, USA
BandJazzRock

Josi Davis is a hard-working, award-winning, New England based songwriter, performer and multi-instrumentalist currently planning tours to support the release of her sophomore album, a collaboration with legendary Philly producer Louis Anthony deLise (Patti LaBelle, William DeVaughn). A distinctly refreshing repertoire of blue-eyed Soul-infused originals and her forays into Rock, Blues, Funk, and jazz influence her vibrant and sophisticated sound.

Biography

"Her voice can exhibit Joni Mitchell's smoky fragility, Phoebe Snow's full bodied barroom belt, and Ann Wilson's rock-and-roll wail. Occasionally, they come out all at once..."   - Grace Magazine 

LIVE PERFORMANCES

Josi Davis is a hard-working, dynamic vocalist and multi-instrumentalist playing consistently all over New England, and currently planning tours to support the release of her upcoming album. Her forays into rock, blues, funk, jazz and soul have served to create her unique and sophisticated sound. Vibrant vocals, intelligent lyrics and a commanding repertoire rich with jazz and blues-infused originals and the classic sounds of Soul, Rock, Rhythm & Blues dive headfirst into all the passions of life, love… and mischief. Whether performing solo or with her band, Josi’s appearances are entertaining and exhilarating. Compared to songwriters and performers like Carole King, Laura Nyro, and Amy Winehouse, every show is full of stories, humor and superlative musical prowess.

 

"It was immediately clear upon meeting her how serious she was about her work...a truly gifted singer and songwriter." - Chris Leigh, Co-Founder, Mystic Blues Festival 

 

VENUES OF NOTE

Boston Folk Festival

Mystic Blues Festival

New York Singer/Songwriter Festival

Stafford Springs Blues Festival

Mohegan Sun Casino

Foxwoods Resort Casino

The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center

Cummings Arts Center

Courthouse Center for the Arts

 

“Josi Davis is one of the region's finest talents, a powerful and distinctive vocalist and a songwriter whose appreciation for all manners of musical styles is evident in her work…

 

AWARDS

Josi won the first ever BETSY Award at Foxwoods Casino that led to opening for two Bill Cosby shows and a nod from the William Morris Agency in NYC.

Her debut album, The Evolution of Love was nominated for Best Album in the 2014 Connecticut Music Awards and garnered four Whalie Award nominations, including a win for Best Solo Singer/Songwriter Performance for “Ivy Grows.”

Her sophomore release, tentatively titled Love : Rain will indelibly add to the list.


…and if advance single "Your Kiss" is any indication, the CD should be a sophisticated and lovely offering.” – Rick Koster, The Day 

 

“YOUR KISS” HITS THE AIRWAVES 2/10/17

With the February release of her new single “Your Kiss” (Philly Nouveau

Records), Josi has poised herself as a powerful new voice in contemporary music. Love : Rain is her first collaboration with legendary producer and arranger Louis Anthony deLise whose credits include hits with Patti LaBelle, William DeVaughn and recordings with Grammy-winning Halestorm and alongside Janice Ian, Julian Lennon, Wynonna Judd and Paul Shaffer. “Your Kiss” can be heardon WJJZ Philadelphia, KEUL, WAVE FM and on terrestrial and cyber stations from AK to the UK.

 

DISCOGRAPHY

Love : Rain (2017)

“Calling” (Single) (2017)

“Your Kiss” (Single) (2017)

The Evolution of Love (2013)

 

"Josi Davis is sublime." - Les Haley, Savage Brothers/Reverend Guitars 

Josi's talent extends beyond her cinematic songwriting and intimate performances. When she's not working on her own music, she passes her musical wisdom on to her students and at various conferences and festivals; she is a visionary teacher of voice, piano, songwriting, instrument integration, the business of musicianship and the joy of performance for all ages.  

 

 

CONTACT & BOOKING

860.917.2626 

info@josidavis.com 

www.josidavis.com 

FB: Josi Davis Music 

 

INFLUENCES 

Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Bill Withers, Laura Nyro, Rickie Lee Jones, Traffic, Steely Dan, The Police, Led Zeppelin

Discography

2017

"Your Kiss" (single) - Philly Nouveau Records

2015 

"Mind Bender" (single) - Hook River Music

"Chapter One" (single) - Hook River Music

2013
THE EVOLUTION OF LOVE
A full-length original album recorded live over one weekend and 18 hours

"Ivy Grows" (single)
**2013 Whalie Award Winner - Best Solo Singer/Songwriter Performance**
THE GOOD SPONGE SAMPLER VOL. II - (2013 Whalie Award Winner - Best Americana Album)

THE EVOLUTION OF LOVE
Live Performance (DVD)
A love-soaked and blues infused nouveau cabaret - an intimate musical experience, told through the songs and mostly-true stories of award winning singer/songwriter Josi Davis.

2011
BOOT CUT
A dynamic collection of live and recorded original works.

2010
THE EVOLUTION OF LOVE
Video/Performance Album/Event

2009
THE STANDARD
Video/Performance Album/Event

2009
String Theory
Davis, Frishman & Leigh
A live studio jazz album of fresh arrangements from Dizzie to Warren, Gershwin to Mercer. 

2007
The Evolution of Love (2007) Preview
The first iteration of a project that would become an album.

2006
NOTHING BUT THE ROAD
Kevin Desabrais
(background vocals & arrangements, guitar, keyboards, percussion)

2005
FIVE (EP)
Josi Wails

2005
OFF THE CUTTING ROOM FLOOR
one hand clapping
(lead & background vocals, piano, guitar, composition)
Laughing Buddha Music

2000
ONE MORE CUP OF COFFEE
In Theory
(lead & background vocals, vocal arrangements)
Cowdick Music

Set List

Set Lists can be provided upon request.