FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 12, 2014
Things just keep getting Better for Montreal son JON DAVIS
who Launches “BETTER” Music Video
LA SALA ROSSA – OCT 2, 8:00PM
(presented by Hello Darlin’ Productions)
“Here’s a nod to a new Canadian singing talent… Jon Davis is generating buzz for his Indie/Folk/Rock.”
CTV News @ Six
“If you like James Taylor, I think you will absolutely love Jon Davis. Very, very nice voice! “
CBC Radio 1 (Daybreak)
[Montreal QC] Jon Davis has achieved full lift-off with the music video launch of ‘Better’– a powerful audio and visual landscape that showcases an uplifting theme of hope for these turbulent times.
‘Better’ and its parent album ‘Open Shore’, highlights Davis’ painterly ability to translate human emotion of struggle into delicate canvasses of light blue steel and shale grey, with splashes of golden hue.
Having endured a traumatic head injury, Davis found himself hurtling along a path towards recovery – moving past personal and family hardships to arrive at a destination where obstacles became opportunities.
Jon’s journey itself has most certainly moved out of the shadows into the light. Within the past year alone, he has performed in Josh Groban’s world tour, sang for Celine Dion in Gregory Charles’ Mondial Choral at her “Chantez pour Sainte-Justine avec Céline Dion” fundraiser, taught a Bachelor music program at UQAM, as well as performed and recorded with Montreal luminary Pierre Lapointe — all of which would have been impossible just a few short years ago.
Participation in these projects is most certainly a great achievement. But it’s through hisoriginal music where Jon truly shines. Possessed of a delicate and at once unique and chameleonic voice (think James Taylor meets Nick Drake meets Coldplay), Jon’s no holds barred outlook on music and life, shows that there can be a “Better” outcome for all of us.
Jon Davis ‘Better’ Music Video Launch (pres. by Hello Darlin’ Productions)
La Sala Rossa, 4848 boul. Saint-Laurent, Montreal
Thursday, October 2, 8:00pm
“Stunningly executed… [Open Shore is] an album that deserves to be heard from beginning to end…[has] a hook that may have to be surgically removed.”
Leicester Bangs, UK
“Jon Davis’ warm vocals and understated guitar create an intimate mood that softly envelops the listener. His music is a blend of Folk and Jazz reminiscent of James Taylor and Nilsson yet his sound, purely his own. Jon is by far one of the most talented singer-songwriters to emerge since Van Morrison.”
Alex Boicel, BET Jazz / Cayenne Jazz Festival
“A Canadian who we (and not only James Taylor fans) should keep an eye out for.”
“Jon Davis’ musical chops and training are of the highest caliber, they have to be to get your foot in the door in this industry. I urge other presenters to get this guy on their stage in any capacity available.”
Matt Large, Hello Darlin’ Productions / The Wintergreen Concert Series
“Jon Davis is one of my favourite performers. He is eclectic, passionate, uniquely multi-talented yet vulnerable and unassuming. He delivers with quiet confidence, yet possesses bold and raw passion.”
Holly Fleming, The Yellowdoor
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