Scott D. Davis | Rockfluence - solo piano

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Rockfluence - solo piano

by Scott D. Davis

New Age Piano that Rocks. What if Slash, Kirk Hammet, or Richie Sambora learned the piano instead of guitar? It would have sounded something like this...
Genre: Easy Listening: Soft Rock
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1. Sweet Child O' Mine (guns n roses)
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5:58 $0.99
2. Hotel California (eagles)
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7:50 $0.99
3. My Immortal (evanescence)
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4:42 $0.99
4. Nothing Else Matters (metallica)
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6:14 $0.99
5. Smells Like Teen Spirit (nirvana)
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5:33 $0.99
6. Stairway to Heaven (led zeppelin)
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6:39 $0.99
7. In the End (linkin park)
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3:56 $0.99
8. Wanted Dead or Alive (bon jovi)
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4:41 $0.99
9. Open Arms (journey)
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3:18 $0.99
10. The Final Countdown (europe)
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5:29 $0.99
11. White Wedding (billy idol)
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3:50 $0.99
12. Scherzo (scott d davis)
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Album Notes
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.


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).


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 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.


to write a review

Mark Nevill

Awesome, inspiring, MUST HAVE!!!!
Smells like teen spirit sounds better than the original. Scott plays with nothing but pure emotion in every song on this album. His Original song schirzo is full of fire and gives a glimpse into his other works.

Pedro Ojeda

Rockfluence CD is awesome; never heard rock songs in piano.
The CD (Rockfluence) is well worth the money. I bought the CD from the artist at a shopping mall where he was performing. I loved it so much that I went on the CDbaby website and bought a few more for some family members. I never before had heard rock songs put together in piano. Awesome. I will for sure attend one of his concerts if he ever comes down to Los Angeles again. My favorites songs are "sweet child of mine, hotel california, open arms, smells like teen spirit." Well, the whole cd is great.


This cd is awesome. It really has a lot of heart and soul put into it. It makes me feel better everyday!!!

Elizabeth Ward

This is a beautiful CD. Scott is an amazing artist. It made a great b'day present for my boyfriend. Thanks!


Great CD - Diffferent in a Good Way
I had my doubts.. I love solo piano, and I've listened to many artists and their own compositions, but the idea of solo piano versions of such rock icons????? I've listened to it a couple times and everytime time I do, I hear something new - something that adds to the interpretation. I've even found myself listening to the originals and comparing them, favorably every time! I could see a few solo piano with vocal versions that might be really cool!!!

Beth McKay

Scott is so refreshing and is great with his instiration with the world of Rock. I teach Pilates in Brentwood, Tn at a local YMCA. I used his CD to get my class rolling and they just feel in love with his music. I had to write the information down for these guys. Thank you Scott. Beth

Guillaume Perreault

I am happy
This CD is very good
I will use some song for my wedding in next september
Thank You
Quebec, Quebec, Canada

Kathy Parsons

A musical good time!
Pianist/composer Scott D. Davis has been referred to as “the rocker of new age/contemporary classical music” for a couple of years now. When fellow pianist/composer David Nevue introduced Davis as such at a Whisperings Solo Piano Radio concert something resonated within him. He had been urged for years to record an album of recognizable cover music, but he resisted, preferring to record his own original material. Somehow, Nevue’s introduction freed Davis to return to the music that helped shape his energetic performing style and to create solo piano arrangements of some of his favorites. It’s a wide-ranging collection spanning thirty-two years of rock and metal music from 1971’s “Stairway to Heaven” (Led Zeppelin) to 2003’s “My Immortal” (Evanescence). Davis stays true to the spirit of the originals, and yet makes them his own. Actually, there is one piece on the album that is newer than 2003 - Davis’ own “Scherzo.” Most of the twelve tracks are intense and rather dark - no bubble-gum teeny-bopper stuff here - so it’s obviously geared for a more mature audience. Even though I can remember just some of the words to the oldies that I grew up with and wasn’t familiar with the more recent hits, I thoroughly enjoy this album. There should be at least one song here that just about anyone can say, “Oooh! I love that song!”

“Rockfluence” opens with “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses, a song full of rock-style tenderness and love. “Hotel California” is given a full almost-eight minute treatment that is very true to the original. “My Immortal” by Evanescence is a quieter slow-dance ballad that Davis fills with passion. “Nothing Else Matters” from Metallica is dark and very intense - a beautiful arrangement! I couldn’t quite imagine “Stairway to Heaven” as a piano solo, but it works well! I really like the mystery and drive of “Wanted Dead or Alive” from Bon Jovi. “Open Arms” from Journey is one of my favorite songs from the early ‘80’s, and Davis keeps it warm and loving - also a great arrangement! Another favorite is Europe’s “The Final Countdown,” a powerful, emotionally charged song with a gorgeous melody. Billy Idol’s “White Wedding” really rocks, leading up to the closing track, Davis’ own “Scherzo,” a musical term that means “joke.” I first heard this impressive piece in a live setting, and it really makes people sit up and take notice! Davis’ fingers fly all over the piano with the various themes of the piece, which range from slow and almost sedate to a wild and crazy romp that makes me think of chase scenes in old movies. “Scherzo” clearly demonstrates Scott Davis’ playing chops as well as his musical sense of humor. Fun!

“Rockfluence” is truly a musical good time, showing what these rock classics sound like stripped down to one instrument and no vocals. Good stuff!

Mo Howard

We were looking for music to play during my son's wedding reception, this is just perfect. The younger guests are all mad rockers but most of the oldies would prefer something quieter. This suits both groups. I was never a fan of piano music so I was really surprised how much I liked this. Would definitely buy more from this artist.