(The Stephen Davis Project)
||Friday, January 14 2005 @ 01:51 PM CST
|| Tacoma, WA USA
Steve Davis (Tacoma, WA): My profession is computers (programming) but my passion is music. I'm a closet musician (play guitar & sing) not publicly, just for my own enjoyment. I have my own crude (inexpensive) home PC recording studio of which I use to record and produce my music. Recently I started collaborating with my brother in-law, Harry Lockwood, who writes all the song lyrics, emails them to me and then I put them to music. Since 06/04 we've completed three songs (posted here) and are currently working on a few more...
Harry Lockwood (Santa Clara, CA): As Chief Lyrics Officer (CLO) for the Stephen Davis Project, I try to breathe some life into the otherwise hum-drum existence of working for a major corporation. Many of the song lyrics were composed in the middle of meetings on Risk Management.
Rob Sturza (Black Diamond, WA): My profession wall-papering offices with trend charts. On Sundays, I perform with our Church's Praise band. Background, majored in Low Brass Performance, failed an audition for the United States Marine Band (believe me, that's a tough gig to get) and decided to get a degree that I could make some money with. Currently have a project studio complete with grand piano, drumset, keyboards. Influences include keyboardists Wakeman and Lord, any salsa sounding horn group and of course Yanni.
The Stephen Davis Project was born in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2004 when Steve looked up from his glass of Jack Daniels and said, "Man, I got some songs, but I need some lyrics. I can't write a sentence." It just so happened that his brother-in-law Harry had some lyrics, but no tunes. It was as if the musical equivalent of a Reese's Peanut Butter cup was born.