Dave Davies Schedule
Best known for the time he dedicated to his famous band, The Kinks, as their lead guitarist,
Dave Davies was also recognized by Rolling Stone magazine as 91st on the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" list. Although
The Kinks played their farewell concert in the mid-90s, Dave Davies is still going strong.
From Infinity Hall in Norfolk,
Connecticut, to Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, New Jersey, Dave Davies still maintains a solid reputation at
top-notch venues across the nation.
Dave Davies Background
Hailing from London, Dave Davies was part of
a tight-knit, blue-collar big family. Music was an integral part of his childhood. His family could often be found in front
of the piano, singing. He picked up the guitar at a young age and performed with his brother, Ray, for the first time when
he was just starting his teen years. By the time he turned 16, Dave and Ray, along with Mick Avory and Pete Quaife, established
Their eponymous album arrived in 1964 and they set out on a global tour a year later. Initially, the band
coalesced without any problems, but it didn't take long for egos and tempers to flare. Between sibling rivalry and Dave Davies'
rocky relationship with Avory, turmoil always seemed to be present in the background. But, despite the band's spats, they
were causing critics to stand up and take notice. Though Ray Davies often overshadowed his brother, Dave Davies was a proven
talent in his own right. With his trademark, guitar riff highlighted in "You've Really Got Me," he inspired artists of the
day by serving as the premiere mainstream musician to utilize distortion on a record. He additionally penned and sang songs
for The Kinks. In fact, "Death of a Clown" rocketed to No. 3 on the charts in 1967. The record label wanted to test market
a potential solo LP, but his debut solo track, "Susannah's Still Alive," didn't fare well. He tried again in the 70s, but
his solo career never gained momentum.
Meanwhile, The Kinks saw a spike in their popularity in the early 80s and forged
ahead for 15 years, cutting records and touring. In 1990, the four founding members were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall
of Fame. The Kinks delivered their final concert in Oslo in 1996.
As for Dave Davies, he issued another solo album in
2002, which was titled, Bug. Five years later, Fractured Mindz followed. Dave Davies collaborated with his son, Russ Davies,
for the Two Worlds effort. The Davies did all the legwork themselves from recording to producing to the writing. Dave said
of the effort, "It's a mixture of rock, kinda classical and electronic music."
In early 2010, he worked with his other
son on his autobiographical DVD, Mystical Journey. He wasn't able to make his U.S. tour as a result of his doctor's orders.
I Will Be Me dropped in 2013 and Davies played his first U.K. show in over a dozen years in early 2014.
Dave Davies' solo studio albums, include: Dave Davies (AFL1-3603) (1980); Glamour (1981); Chosen People
(1983); Bug (2002); Fractured Mindz (2007); and I Will Be Me (2013).
Dave Davies Trivia
As you can imagine,
Dave Davies has had an extraordinary collection of guitars over the years. It's his Gibson Flying V that is probably the most
recognized. Davies added the guitar to his collection in 1965 and peddled it during live shows and TV guest appearances. "I
used to play a Guild custom built guitar and the airline lost it on our first American tour in '64 and '65... I had to get
a replacement quick. I went into a store and they didn't have anything I liked. I saw this dusty old guitar case and I said,
'What have got in there?' he said, 'Oh, that's just some silly old guitar.' He got it out and I bought it for about $60,"
Dave Davies Concert Experience
Proven to be one of the most gifted guitarists of our generation,
Dave Davies signature guitar riff leads off the song, "You've Really Got Me." Fans appreciate Dave Davies' talent, and you
will too when you secure some tickets of your own.
Here's your chance to head out to an exciting concert loaded with
moments that you'll be talking about with friends long after it's over. We all know there are a variety of ways to get your
music in today's day and age, but to see one of your favorite rockers perform live on stage gives you a completely different
perception and experience! Why miss out on the chance to listen to his music and feel the beats coarse through your veins
surrounded by hundreds of other fans who share in your passion for the music?
Dave Davies knows a thing or two about
getting the a crowd going. So, get off the couch and head out for a night of captivating music by Dave Davies. The concert
experience is nothing short of exciting, as any fan can confirm, but it's still something that you have to embrace if you
want to truly appreciate. When a talented guitarist like Dave Davies takes the stage, the vibe is ever-present, giving you
plenty of reasons to click off the big-screen and head out to see it all happen up close and personal as Dave Davies looks
to put on yet another fantastic show for his devout fan base.