Sunday, June 11: Davis Mallory

davismallory_pridefestmilwaukeeDavis Mallory performs on the Miller Lite Mainstage on Sunday, June 11.

Davis Mallory is a singer-songwriter, DJ, actor and former reality TV star.

Born and raised in Marietta, Georgia, Davis grew up in a musical family and sang in his church choir starting at the age of 5.   His uncle John Mallory is a songwriter who has written songs recorded by Sixpence None the Richer and Wynona Judd. His uncle Chaz Corzine is an artist manager who managed recording artists Amy Grant, The Civil Wars’ Joy Williams and Michael W. Smith.

During high school, Davis sang in an a cappella group in his church which included Dove-award winning artist Kristian Stanfill, singer-songwriter Sean McConnell (who has written songs by Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw) and recording artist Ryan Horne (whose music has been featured on ABC’s Nashville TV series & Sons of Anarchy). It was obvious Davis would pursue a career in music, yet the result is a storied and eclectic career.

davismallory_pridefestmilwaukeeShortly after graduating pre-medicine from Stetson University in 2006, Davis was cast on MTV’s The Real World: Denver and went on to star in subsequent MTV Real World: Road Rules Challenges: The Inferno 3, The Duel 2 and Rivals.

This relationship with MTV lead Davis to a role as a music news correspondent for the MTV owned where Davis curated playlists, reviewed live shows, promoted new music and interviewed artists including Ellie Goulding, Janelle Monae, NERVO & Graffiti6.

Davis took a turn towards the business side of the industry when from 2011-2013 he worked as the Marketing Coordinator for Universal Music Group’s Astralwerks Records in New York City under the supervision of Glenn Mendlinger (named by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the 50 Most Important People in EDM). At Astralwerks Davis worked on the campaigns for artists David Guetta, Swedish House Mafia, Empire of the Sun, Kylie Minogue, NERVO, Kraftwerk and others.

It was during these years that Davis learned to DJ at Dubspot School of Electronic Music and began performing at nightclubs throughout New York – his DJ debut was at the legendary nightclub Pacha.davismallory_pridefestmilwaukee

Already having an intriguing story to tell, Davis was asked to give a TED Talk on his path out of Reality TV and into the music industry in 2013. Davis was always a singer, but he began learning to song write in 2012 by writing over instrumentals given by producers and co-writing with other artists friends in New York and Los Angeles. In 2013 encouraged by an artist manager in LA, Davis moved to Nashville to focus solely on songwriting and recording music.

On January 20, 2017 Miami based producer Landis released “Loud” feat Davis Mallory on Cedric Gervais’ record label Delecta/Armada Music. On Valentine’s Day 2017, Davis released the lead single from his upcoming debut 8-song EP LOUD titled “Under Your Spell” produced by KELLR and video by Derrick Lipschitz. On the forthcoming EP includes the Landis version of Loud and a second remix by LA based BPT, and the original version of “Loud” is produced by Nashville duo Ricca Vita & J. Hanna.

Other songs on the EP include “Ocean Blue” a tropical dance track about the great lengths Davis would go to reach the person he loves, co-written with Lockwood Barr, produced by Brazilian duo Paulo Ventura & RDR; “Be Without You” a break up song which features co-writer Bridget Caldwell and produced by Philly-based EDM producer Sean Myers & Nashville’s Michael Frasinelli; “Distance” the most stripped down song on the project – just Davis and a guitar – co-written with Bay Brooks from The Voice produced by Jon Santana; and a new version of “Anyone Would Know” produced by Swedish DJ/Producer John Dahlback who has worked with Lady Gaga, Swedish House Mafia & Avicii.

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