David Davenport was born and raised in Bay City, Michigan. He has a diverse background in the world of entertainment ranging from classical music to theater to punk rock, blues, and rock’n’roll. David went to college on a vocal scholarship and majored in voice and theater. When the early 80’s rolled around David found himself gigging with one of San Diego’s most popular punk rock outfits, Claude Coma & The IV’s. The band opened for acts such as Johnny Thunders and The Bus Boys.
In 1982 David went home to Michigan, joining a new band called The Burdons. The group enjoyed a high level of local success and saw their debut album peak at #40 on U.S. Rock Indie Charts. In 1985, David (with The Burdons) received the “Key to the City” of Bay City.
In 1994, he helped found Illinois-based Lorrie Ann & the 3D Rhythm Band, a Delta Swing blues band. The band had a great few years while opening for blues stalwarts such as Jonny Lang, Joanna Connor, Lonnie Brooks, and many other luminaries of the genre. The band released the CDBig Handed Daddy in 1998.
With a wide variety of influences from Harry Belafonte to Elvis Costello, today’s David Davenport offers listeners a wide variety of sounds and textures in his music, ranging from roots rock, Americana, and blues, to piano driven folk and hook-laden pop rock. Deeply felt themes of harmony and redemption flow through his fingers adding depth to words assembled with inspiration and fire. David’s inaugural solo release The Big Machine (2003), which received airplay on 60 radio stations marketed in the Midwest, is a full throttle collection with a full band and big arrangements. His second release, One Brother (2008), heard on nearly 200 stations in the US and Canada, features 16 tracks – including five solo piano “trails” that possess a stripped down acoustic style. The most recent CD, “Nine”, which has been very well received by critics and stylistically lands smack dab in the middle of the prior efforts, displays a sincere sound that gets hold of its listeners and doesn’t let go.