Derek Davis hails from northern CA. A natural-born singer/songwriter/musician and gifted performer, Davis began playing drums at the age of 11, later switching to vocals and guitar. He began his professional music career at the age of 15, writing songs, fronting bands, and headlining clubs, bars, and other music venues in the San Francisco Bay Area.
After relocating to Los Angeles in 1989, Davis and his newly formed rock band Babylon A.D. soon caught the attention of the legendary music mogul Clive Davis, who signed the band to a recording contract with Arista Records at a private showcase.
While at Arista Records, Babylon A.D. released two critically acclaimed CDs: The self-titled Babylon A.D. in 1990, which reached gold status, and Nothing Sacred in 1992. The band's first release produced three Top 10 songs on the A.O.R Metal charts: “Bang Go the Bells,” “Hammer Swings Down,” and “Kid Goes Wild.” The last track was the trailer track featured in the Orion Pictures film RoboCop 2. The band’s sophomore release Nothing Sacred produced two more Top 10 metal rockers: “Bad Blood” and “So Savage The Heart.” With strong video rotation on MTV and constant touring, Babylon A.D. soon became one of hard rock fans’ most popular bands.
As a former songwriter/co-publisher with Virgin/EMI Records, Davis has been fortunate to write songs and collaborate on various music projects with many notable songwriters and producers such as Jack Ponti (Alice Cooper and Bon Jovi), Tom Werman (Motley Crue and Cheap Trick), Taylor Rhodes (Aerosmith), Gene Black (Rod Stewart), and Michael Anthony (Van Halen).
Over the past 28 years, Davis has showcased his extraordinary singing, songwriting, and musicianship in several areas. He has had several songs placed in films and TV, and has recorded eight albums with Babylon A.D., one with his band American Blues Box, and one with the band Moonshine.
In January 2012, Davis released his first solo CD Re-Volt! on Apocalypse Records, which received rave reviews and a great response from fans.
In 2014, Davis had two new releases: The four-song EP Lost Sessions/Fresno CA 93 with Babylon A.D. and the CD Moonshine (Southern Blood Records) with Moonshine—a southern blues rock band featuring an all-star cast of talented musicians such as Buzzy James, Craig DeFalco, and Mike Malone, with guest appearances by Michael Anthony and Jane Child.
In 2015, Babylon A.D. released the CD Live @XXV to celebrate 25 years of recording and touring. The band also played many festivals and clubs, including “Firefest” in Nottingham, England; the “Monsters of Rock Cruise” in the Bahamas; and the “Rock N Skull” in Chicago.
Highlights of Babylon A.D.’s most recent year include playing the "Bang Your Head Festival” in Balingen, Germany, and the "Monsters of Rock Cruise” on the West Coast.
Derek Davis has just release his new solo album Revolutionary Soul! A new soul/funk/rock–inspired CD released on January 21st 2017. He also has several live concert dates set with his new band The Revolutionary Souls and with Babylon A.D.