Davos had his first piano lesson in 1980, his last in 1983, and has been self-taught ever since. Now an accomplished producer, live keyboardist and remixer, Davos came to public attention late in 2012 when a video of his performance of a medley of early nineties house classics hit youtube and went instantly viral, notching up over 120,000 hits in the first week and now nearly half a million on youtube alone. Homeless and couch surfing at the time, the viral catapulted Davos into the limelight and brought him to the attention of some of the biggest names in dance music as well as two generations of acid house ravers.
Since the viral, Davos’ feet haven’t touched the ground. With support from Your Own and Korg UK Davos spent 2013 playing out his own brand of piano house to packed audiences throughout the UK, and became the first ever live act to play on the New Sonic Stage in Glastonbury’s Silver Heyes dance arena. He was also in high demand for studio sessions and collaborations, and collaborated on a single with Shapeshifters, ‘Universal Love’ feat Natalie Peris, the much celebrated ‘Can’t Stop’ with Doorly and Rae and sessioned for Marshall Jefferson, Kevin Saunderson (Inner City) and DJ Driis (Idris Elba) as well as moonlighting as K-Klass’s live keyboardist.
53 gigs and a personal appearance on Rude Tube later, 2014 has seen Davos hitting the UK club and festival circuit just as hard as 2013, now accompanied in turns by The AcidHeadZ’ Mr South and DJ Danny Newbold notching up a second slot at Glastonbury, this time on the Glade Stage, playing to packed tents at Beat-Herder and Kendal Calling, and finishing a hectic year sharing the bill with the likes of N’Joi, Shades of Rhythm, K-Klass, Together, Mark Archer and Jay wearden at Streetrave’s annual hogmanay party.
‘More of the same but different’ is planned for 2015, playing out upbeat and ever-changing live sets ranging from vintage acid house to modern soulful house jams, though plans are in the pipeline to incorporate turntablism, live editing and beatboxing into the set. Whatever the result, Davos’ magic fingers are sure to have audiences bouncing and reminiscing in equal measure nationwide.
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