Trevor Davis

Trevor Davis

 San Diego, California, USA
BandR&BSoul

Trevor creates both a joyous and emotional sensation as he discloses his innermost thoughts through song. He captivates his audience with a strong, soulful voice that can reach to a cutting falsetto with ease, all the while engaging them with witty banter and entertaining dance moves.

Biography

The passion and talent of San Diego based singer-songwriter Trevor Davis are not to be missed. He seamlessly combines pop, rock and soul to deliver well-constructed songs that are highly original. Growing up in a gospel style church has influenced Trevor’s sound. He says no matter what style he does there is always a bit of soul to it. Using rich metaphors and clever play on words, he communicates to his listeners with music that is both thought provoking and meaningful. Trevor says honesty influences him the most. He says, “Music has to have conviction. I need to believe that people actually experience what they are singing about.”

Since Trevor started playing the independent music scene ten years ago, his fan base has grown immensely. Less than two years from writing his first song, he routinely played packed out shows in San Diego. As an independent music artist Trevor has received unique opportunities such as touring the world, singing the National Anthem at the Staples Center, opening for award winning artists and so much more. In 2008 he ventured out and started an electronic duo called Dr. Seahorse a unique two-man group who captivates their audiences with fresh beats, quirky dance moves and catchy melodies. The band has been nominated Best Pop for the San Diego Music Awards two years in a row (2013, 2014) and was picked for San Diego’s 91X FM Local Break of the Month in 2013. Dr. Seahorse spent a lot of time playing colleges across the US but came to a halt when Trevor was picked out of 48,000 contestants to audition for NBC’s The Voice. He made the Top 40, which led him to win a spot on Blake Shelton’s team for Season 4 of the hit NBC show. Trevor says being on the show was a blast and taught him a lot about himself as an artist.

Currently Trevor is in the process of working on a solo record. Trevor says if there’s one thing he has learned from having a career in music it is to be flexible and roll with the punches. There are going to always be moments to celebrate and other times of struggle. All the time spent on the road, playing shows and taking the unique opportunities that have come his way has allowed Trevor to craft his abilities and truly create his own sound.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

August 2013 - Sang National Anthem Live- Staples Center for WNBA

March 2013- Contestant on NBCs Season 4 of The Voice (Team Blake Shelton)

October 2012- Was picked out of 48,000 contestants to Audition for NBC's Season 4 of The Voice

November 2011- Raised over 2,500 meals on a "Feed Them With Music" Tour

May 2011- Sang National Anthem Live- San Diego Padres Game

February 2011- Opened for award-winning singer/songwriter Tina Dico from Zero 7 "When It Falls" album

November 2010- Opened for singer/songwriter Anna Nalick who features the radio hit, Breathe (2 AM)"

August 2009- Nominated for Best Rock Artist with Lifeswork Entertainment Music Awards in San Diego, CA

June 2009- Opened for the mainstream band "Live" at the House of Blues San Diego

October 2008- San Diego Radio 102.1 KPRI Show played Trevor's hit song, "Not Enough"

September 2008- Picked as a top Featured Artist on LP33.tv

August 2008- "Solider" was picked to be on Position Music's Pop/Rock Artist Compilation

July 2008- Cornerstone Festival- A top winner of the Indie Showcase and received a stage performance

May 2008- Spirit West Coast- Won 1st Place in contest and played a Mainstage Performance

December 2007- Trevor was invited to 94.9 FM to a live recording session with other San Diego artists. The live recording of "Not Enough" received radio airplay.

September 4-10, 2006- Featured as SonicBid's Spotlight Artist

July 2006- NACA West 2006 Convention with Main Stage Showcase. One of only three artists representing themselves to receive a mainstage showcase at the November convention.

June 2006- Sang National Anthem at San Diego Padres game. At the time, Trevor was one of few singers allowed to perform the anthem live.

June 2006- MTV 2 "On the Rise" Selects Trevor Davis as a participant on their program.

May 2006- Cingular Wireless/Myspace select Trevor to be part of Cingular Mobile Studio.

April 2006- 2nd Round Audition-CBS' Rockstar Supernova. Trevor received an invitation for next round but he did not accept the invite.

May 2005- William Morris Agency showcase-Los Angeles, California

September 2004- Main Stage Performance-Youth Specialties Convention-Anaheim


Lyrics

Soldier

Written By: Trevor Davis

WHY DO WE SHOOT OUR WOUNDED
WHEN WE SEE SOMEBODY DOWN
WHY MUST WE ALWAYS PREJUDGE HIM
WHEN HIS FACE IS ON THE GROUND
AND WHY CAN’T WE TAKE THE TIME
TO SEE WHAT’S REALLY GOING ON
THERE’S AN EVIL I’M NOT LYING
WE NEED TO KEEP EACH OTHER STRONG

CHORUS
CAUSE I’M A SOLDIER
AND YOU’RE A SOLDIER
LET’S PICK EACH OTHER UP WHEN WE FALL
IF YOUR CRYING FEEL LIKE DYING
LET’S PICK EACH OTHER UP WHEN WE FALL

LIKE A KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOR
WE TRAIN FOR BATTLE FIGHTING WRONG
BUT ON OUR OWN WE JUST CAN’T DO IT
WE WEREN’T MADE TO FIGHT ALONG
AND WHEN WILL WE FINALLY GET IT
TO USE OUR STRENGTHS TOGETHER STRONG
GOD GAVE US SISTERS AND BROTHERS
SO WE DON’T HAVE TO FIGHT ALONE

BRIDGE:
THIS WORLD CAN BE TOO MUCH
SOMETIMES I NEED A FRIEND OR JUST A HELPING HAND
THIS BATTLE IS NOT AGAINST EACH OTHER
IT’S ABOUT LOVE SISTERS AND BROTHERS

You're A Wonder

Written By: Trevor Davis

How did these hills
fall onto their bellies so perfectly
How the water drips
and rises again is a mystery
How the day fades
slowly melting into a sherbet theme
When the evening’s lids shut
leaving you and me

You’re a wonder
Without a doubt
You’re a wonder
I can’t figure you out

I am running racing through the tall grass
The wind is a beautiful mess
Like a million paint brushes swinging
They paint a smile in my chest
All is playing like an orchestra
And I’m listening to love grow
The feel that I get alongside you is now overflowing

You’re a wonder
Without a doubt
You’re a wonder
I can’t figure you out

You’re still undiscovered
Like the bottom of the sea
This is all so small
Up against your love

You’re a wonder
Without a doubt
You’re a wonder
I can’t figure you out

Discography

"Seven Days" Debut Album- Released in Summer 2004
5 songs received radio airplay

"Nothing Ringing True" LP- Released November 2007
Songs "Arrowplane" & "Not Enough" received radio airplay

Christmas Album "B-day in Bethlehem"- Released in 2006
His arrangements of "Mr. Grinch" & "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" received radio airplay

EP Series Releases
1st EP Album "I Looked Up"- December 2010
2nd EP Album "Bold As A Lion"- March 2011

Single Release "Into The Forest" November 2011
Single Release "The Plow" February 2012
Single Release "Hands" March 2014

Set List

30 to 90 minutes
Set order/songs varies based on venue and crowd
1. Not Enough
2. You're A Wonder
3. Grace
4. Mr. Mister
5. Bold As A Lion
6. Soldier
7. Arrowplane
8. Reason Why
9. I'm Falling
10. Into The Forest
11. Larger Than Me

Cover Songs:
13. Something- Beatles
14. Crazy- Gnarls Barkley
15. Trouble- Ray LaMontagne
16. No One- Alicia Keys
17. Man in the Mirror- Michael Jackson
18. Breakin' Me- Jonny Lang