Pianist Scott D. Davis reveals his rock roots with his latest CD "Rockfluence", performing some of his favorite rock songs, guitar solos and all, with nothing but a solo grand piano. Includes songs originally recorded by Guns 'N' Roses, The Eagles, Evanescence, Metallica, Nirvana, Led Zeppelin, Linkin Park, Bon Jovi, Journey, Europe, Billy Idol, and one Scott D. Davis original.
FACTS ABOUT SCOTT D. DAVIS
PIANO MUSIC STYLE: Heavy Mellow, solo piano. Sometimes delicate, sometimes very energetic and intense. Similar artists: David Lanz, George Winston, Yanni, Michael Nyman.
MUSICAL INFLUENCES: David Lanz, George Winston, David Nevue, Dax Johnson, Chopin, Beethoven, Dream Theater, Evanescence, Metallica, and other hair metal bands of the 80s (seriously).
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: How long have you been playing piano?
A: I started playing keyboard when I was 16 years old. I played in vaarious rock bands until I was in my mid-twenties, and then switched to the piano.
Q: Where did you study/learn?
A: I never formally studied the piano, but did take a few classes in college. Basically I'm self taught.
Q: How are your songs inspired?
A: Most of my ideas for songs come to me when I'm hiking. Ultimately, my music in inspired by a relationship with God. It's when I'm in the wilderness, away from the noise and distraction of modern life, that I can truly quiet my mind and tune into his influence. The intensity and overwhelming beauty of a trek through the back-country can also generate very powerful emotions. It's these feelings try to express through music.
Q: How can I get the sheet music to your songs?
A: Some of my songs ar available for download on my web site.
Q: Where do you record your CDs?
A: Currently, I record at Stu Goldberg Studios in Penticton, BC, Canada. I use a Yamaha C7 piano (a 7 foot concert grand).
Q: Do you do concerts?
A: Yes! I do everything from 50 seat "living room" concerts to 500 seat venues. Sign up for my mailing list at www.Rockfluence.com and I'll let you know when and where.
Q: Did anyone ever tell you you sound like Yanni?
A: Nope. You're the first.