Sytek and Davies

Sytek and Davies

BandPopAdult Contemporary

Whimsical Fusion-Folk duet featuring Jane Sytek on flutes and vocals, and Rick Davies on guitars and percussion...totally original songwriting, highlighted by impressionistic flutes floating over vocals and acoustic guitars...a GREAT duet for your college or festival!!

Biography

Sytek and Davies is a Fusion-Folk music duet with albums full of compelling original material to their credit and a sound that at times harkens back to the late 60's experimental/folk-rock revolution. Their music has been referred to as "utterly captivating mythological symbolism"...(Glen Rowe, Toronto Music Promoter). With the combination of aggressive flute-work, the unusual melodic structure of their original songs, acoustic guitar, tablas, recorders and hammered dulcimer, the sound is eclectic and fresh. With their philosophical, poetic and spiritual approach to music Sytek and Davies are charting new territory.

Background: In the early 1980's before teaming up with Jane, Rick was regularly performing the clubs and colleges of the Midwest United States. In early 1984 the couple began working together drawing on Jane's classical flute background, bridging folk, rock, and experimental jazz into their own distinctive sound.

Since that time Sytek and Davies have toured extensively, receiving high marks for their unusual shows. While playing colleges and corporate events has been the focus, they have appeared in a variety of settings including cable television, coffeehouses, festivals, radio shows, private events, and the occasional pub.

Their 1994 release of Spindrift and Wood, which featured many semi-classical nods, garnered press internationally. Their new CD, entitled From the Shadow of the Citadel, is due for release in early 2005.

In the most recent years Rick and Jane have been involved as child advocates in their successful and high profile legal battle to protect a small child in their home state of Michigan; a battle that drew the attention of the Governor, the State Attorney General's Office, and Michigan's Legislature. The case brought significant media attention to the plight of abused and disadvantaged children, and helped to revamp Michigan's child protection laws. With this case behind them, Sytek and Davies are planning extensive touring for 2005-06.

"Sytek and Davies give an entertaining performance that is hard to equal" Campus Activities Today

"For those who missed this fabulous performance, I can only say don't make the same mistake if you get another chance to see them...if I were a king, these troubadours would be welcome at my castle anytime." Jim Pappas III, McKendree College Review

Discography

NEW CD!!! From The Shadow of the Citadel, Official release date May 16, 2005
Spindrift and Wood, Sytek and Davies 1994
Circles and Rhymes, Sytek and Davies 1985
Closing Time, Rick Davies 1981

Set List

All shows feature a combination of original material and crowd-favorite covers from other acoustic artists. Most shows feature either two 45-50 minute sets, or one long 90 minute set, depending upon the wishes of the venue.