Kelsy Davis Radical Soul

Kelsy Davis Radical Soul

BandAlternativeSinger/Songwriter

Hypnosis...
Is a possible side effect.
Over funky rhythms
You can truly smell,
You’ll scrunch your nose
And rock your head -
One word, NASTY.

Biography

Kelsy Davis The Radical Soul grew out of a dirt road in backwoods South Carolina. That dirt road led him to Atlanta (where he now resides), and to Durham, North Carolina where he perfected his musical craft.

A graduate of Duke University, Radical Soul began to surface while Kelsy Davis was earning a degree from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. There he founded and hosted an event called the Blue Roach held in Duke's quaint little coffee house on the east side of campus. Many great performers (writers, poets, musicians, etc.) graced the Blue Roach stage, including the likes of Amiri 'Leroi Jones' Baraka, Ntozake Shange, and Jessica Care-Moore. The Blue Roach soon became popular amongst all the area schools, and helped Kelsy Davis The Radical Soul spawn a style and rhythm all his own. From North Carolina, Kelsy Davis returned to Atlanta where he keeps his musical knives sharpened.

Since stepping on to the music scene in 2006, with his debut album "Break The Mold" Kelsy Davis has been an underground favorite for years. Fans from Atlanta to Los Angeles to Amsterdam and London, have tried to describe just what “it” is about the Radical Soul, Kelsy Davis that intrigues and captivates them. Some say “it” is the way in which he spins lyrics about lust, love and relationships. Others say “it” is the way he beats the keys coupled with “gritty yet raw” performance swagger that explodes on stage when you least expect it. Still others say it is simply the sound of his music, often times likened to what might have been if Elton John, Otis Redding and Sly Stone were one person. But no matter what “it” is, all who witness “it” agree: Kelsy Davis gives fans a new dose of funk, with a serving of soul from a radical perspective!

On the wings of a Radical Soul, Kelsy Davis has traveled the world. He has spread Radical Soul throughout the United States and has also done tours in the Netherlands and England. Kelsy Davis has performed with musical legend, Gil Scott-Heron. He has also shared stages with Saul Williams, Anthony David, El Grupo Fantasma, Chante Moore, Kenny Latimore, N'Dambi, Kindred the Family Soul, Donnie, Joi, and HBO Def Poets Abyss and Georgia Me. Kelsy Davis was named Atlanta's Best Underground Performing Artist or Group in 2005. He has also graced the covers of magazines such as Unsigned Music Magazine, Downloadz Magazine, and NAL (National Artist League) Magazine.

Currently Kelsy Davis Radical Soul has been working diligently on his newest work of art; aptly named Passion Fruit: Sweets, Treats & Sour Grapes. Available now at www.RadicalSoulMusic.com, Davis came up with the original story line and concept for the album. Then he teamed up with Kassious Young, a storywriter; to create a very sexy new album and concept. Passion Fruit is the first project within a series of Radical Soul projects entitled "The Story of Man". He (Davis) did not want his next album to be just a collection of songs. Davis tells a story with his songs. In Passion Fruit we discover that "Man is a man, and only a man..."

Be on the look-out summer 2012 for the deluxe version of Passion Fruit complete with a storybook, illustrations, and full soundtrack. The Radical Soul, ever eager to please his fans released the "Passion Fruit" limited edition CD, which contains the Passion Fruit soundtrack; available now at RadicalSoulMusic.com. Stay tuned, get more information about Kelsy Davis Radical Soul shows, happenings, listen & purchase music on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, iTunes, Amazon & SoundCloud to name a few.

— Be Radical, Have Soul.

What people have said about Kelsy Davis Radical Soul:

"It's been a long time... Last night I saw one of the dopest performances that I've seen in a VERY long time. Kelsy Davis is off the m@#%* CHAIN!!!! If you hear about him ANYWHERE reasonably near your immediate vicinity... you need to RUN there and get a ticket! Kelsy Davis WORKS for every penny you pay. He is all gritty southern boy with that dirty dirty sound... I'm talkin' bout Soul raised in the backwoods of Carolina on fried catfish and okra... he gets out in the audience with you, he screams he hollas, he sweats and stomps... down home juke-joint type sh*t. His rendition of James Brown's classic, "This is a Man's World", Kelsy OWNED that... The Music is freakin Incredible!"

ReadHeadDread - Wed, January 19, 2005
Elements DVD - Zine

The Hottest Performing Stage Act
Kenneth Hamlett - Publisher
Unsigned Music Magazine, Issue 10

2005 Best Performing Artist or Group - Winner
2005 Atlanta Underground Awards

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Lyrics

Bold (I'm A Man)

Written By: Kelsy W Davis

I push to the limit
Won’t stop ‘til I’m finished
Out of control
This raging ambition
You know it can’t stop
My women say that I’m bossy
I’m a Man

I’ve got a problem
I can’t seem to solve
If there’s a redline
I always have to cross
Will cross your line in the sand
My mama says that I’m ballsy
I’m a Man

I can’t stand myself
Because I’m bold, too bold
I will if you won’t

They say I’m bold
You know I’m bold, too bold, too bold
You will get told, I bet you won’t

I’ve got a problem
I can’t seem to solve
If there’s a redline
I always have to cross
Will cross your line in the sand
My mama says that I’m ballsy
I’m a Man

I can’t stand myself
Because I’m bold, too bold
I will if you won’t

They say I’m bold
You know I’m bold, too bold, too bold
You will get told, I bet you won’t

Because I will do what you won’t do and
I will say what I want
Beacause I’m bold

I’m Bold

Hot & Sweet

Written By: Kelsy W Davis


You could be my chocolate pudding
Won’t you be my honey-bun
I’ll put the icing where it should be
But the heat will make it run

Baby, make it hot and sweet
Make it good enough to eat
Baby, make it hot and sweet
Make it good enough to eat

You’re a touch of honey; sweet like you’re supposed to be
Sweet like chocolate candy and sweet cream
I’ll provide the heat, I can’t wait to get a taste hon(ey)
I won’t pull it out ‘til it’s done

Baby, make it hot and sweet
Make it good enough to eat
Baby, make it hot and sweet
Make it good enough to eat

Medicine (Original)

Written By: Kelsy W Davis

Patient eases from the palm of my hand
So you can feel what’s burning in me
Settle me down, you better settle me down

I’ll gladly accept your energy
No, no, no don’t you get too excited woman
Settle me down and ride it woman

Move calmly, but confidently across my body woman
If you just take it slow I’ll take you anywhere
Anywhere, where do you want to go

Ooh, medicine
Ah ooh yeah, medicine
Ah yeah-yeah, medicine
Ooh, medicine
Ah ooh yeah, medicine
Ah yeah-yeah, medicine

You’ve escaped my grasp, so
Why won’t you escape my mind
How long will it last time after time
No, I can’t help myself
No, I can’t help myself
I want you, oh

Discography

Break The Mold
1 Slave to the Rhythm
2 Soup & Syrup
3 Me & My Window
4 Radical Soul
5 Tired Picture
6 Medicine
7 House of the Rising Sun
8 Getting By
9 Rock the Machine
10 Me & My Window (Acoustic)

Passion Fruit
1 Bold (I'm A Man)
2 Hot & Sweet
3 Spell On You (Classic)
4 Done
5 Tight (Around My Waist)
6 Carousel (Radical Version)
7 God's Growing
8 Special (Ain't I?)
9 Medicine (Original)
10 No Grudge (Classic)

Set List

Set List: Various Originals, Some Covers/Standards
Set Length: 20min - 2.5hrs (3 - 20 songs)