LOCAL PERFORMANCE FOR FIRST FRIDAY CONCERTS AT HAYES MANSION
Derek Davis brings his talents to the Mission Stage on Friday June 2, 2017.
Derek Davis & The Revolutionary Souls are on tour, and perform locally at First Friday Concerts at Hayes Mansion, 200 Edenvale Ave., East Lawn, Friday, June 2. Showtime: 6:30 pm. Tickets: $65. (includes Dinner Buffet and Reserved Seating to the Concert); $15. (Concert only). Tickets and Information on this not to be missed event at Eventbright.
Davis, former Arista Records recording artist and still-current Babylon A.D. front man, has just released his second solo album, Revolutionary Soul, to much critical acclaim.
“Davis blends old school R&B, with rock and funk and the result is a powerful and energetic release. “Revolutionary Soul,” the title track, is a knockout and it’s definitely the top single of the record. Derek Davis wants to give ‘The Man’ a black eye with his new album. He gives a big appearance and has the voice to match. Let’s put it this way: If he’s starting a revolution, we’re on board.”
“One of the great things about music is when you hear the raw emotion of the artist come through in the music. On Revolutionary Soul, Derek Davis provides a great example of portraying raw emotion. A powerhouse vocalist, he is backed by a band that knows how to bring both the energy and the volume. If you like soul-infused rock, this album is a perfect match for your collection.”
“On this outing, Derek Davis takes a departure from his hard rockin’ roots and adds to his musical palette a mix of old school R&B, soul, funk, and hard-hitting blues for an original, refreshing blues rock and funky vibe. Revolutionary Soul embodies Motown arrangements, soul grooves and sultry ballads that will make you say…Yeah, that’s what I’m talking about. It’s smooth, it grooves, and gets you in the mood.”
ABOUT DEREK DAVIS & HIS NEW ALBUM, REVOLUTIONARY SOUL
Longtime rocker Derek Davis follows up the successful reception of his first solo debut REVOLT with his new 12-song release, REVOLUTIONARY SOUL—a diverse collection of songs in which Davis pens nine, plays all instruments, sings, arranges, and produces.
Davis’s exploration of combining old school R&B, Funk, and Hard Rock is awe-inspiring and leaves the listener wanting more. The funk driven, hard-hitting title track “Revolutionary Soul” delivers the angst and vocal delivery he is known for. Both lyrically and musically the track speaks to the frustration and passion of the forgotten man in today’s ever changing world.
The second track “Rapture” is a sensual tale of a cat and mouse encounter between the sexes with an infectious groove. A brand new version of the Amy Winehouse hit “Valerie” shows Davis can take any song and turn it on its head to make it his own. On “Think About It,” “Love and Abuse,” and the 1923 Jimmy Cox blues song “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out,” Davis brings out the horn sections, B3, and some great storytelling, along with some tasteful guitar leads. The sultry ballads “Vicious Heart,” “King of Fools,” and “Stop! Wait a Minute” paint a beautiful landscape of broken hearts and lost love. Bobby Womack’s “Woman’s Gotta Have It” and “Picture of Love” keep the soul train moving right along.
In the last track, “All The Roads,” Davis lyrically bares his soul—emotionally and spiritually—providing a glimpse of his inner self, while weaving a sonic atmosphere of guitar sounds deep into the mind of the listener. Derek Davis is a creative and talented performer, singer, songwriter, musician, and producer who delivers it all with REVOLUTIONARY SOUL!
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