Some people are just born with creativity and music running through them. Jake Davey is one of those people. Hailing from the Mid-North Coast of New South Wales, Jake Davey is one of Australia’s most adaptable young talents. Defying his humble nature, Davey can comfortably lay claim to the job titles singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, videographer, and mixing engineer. A combination of abilities that many with an entire career under their belt struggle to lay claim to. But in 2021, it certainly pays to be flexible in the music industry.
Davey has a tireless work ethic, playing at up to 5 venues a week. His live shows are known for their signature combination of stomping, looping, and heartfelt melodies. He brings an energy and an audience connection that has helped him maintain monthly residencies at numerous venues, becoming one of the East Coast’s most recognizable performers.
Despite a limited back catalog of original works, his talents have already seen him booked for major festivals including Savannah In The Round, Tamworth Country Music Festival, and Country at the Beach. He has also supported artists including Diesel, Daryl Braithwaite, Rick Price, Kasey Donovan, Taylor Henderson, Travis Collins, and The Viper Creek Band.
Drawing from influences like Old Dominion, Dan + Shay, and Keith Urban, Davey has shaped himself into a musician who embraces a polished, modern country sound. Jake took a huge step forward in 2019, with his debut original single entitled ‘On Your Mind’ added to Spotify’s ‘Country Chill’ Playlist on release. His next single, ‘The Way She Does’ made another step up to the ‘Fresh Country’ Playlist. His singles have also been featured on Apple Music’s ‘Country Lovin’ and ‘Aussie Country’ Playlists. To date, Jake has amassed just under 950k across all platforms streams since 2019.
The year 2020 saw Davey win the ‘Travis Collins Scholarship’ to attend the CMAA Academy in Tamworth. This experience saw him grow in leaps and bounds. Since attending, he has signed his first-ever publishing deal with Kobalt Music and collaborated with Golden guitar winner and mentor Kevin Bennett on a single called ‘Think of Me’.
COVID-19 sadly put a stop to Davey’s travel plans, as he was booked to write and record in Nashville during the peak of the pandemic. Despite this unfortunate setback, he took the opportunity to write with artists far and wide. The prolific period of co-writing included artists from Canada, the United States, and Australia. It has left Davey with a top-shelf selection of tracks to release in 2022. He recently hit the studio to make a start on the first of those new singles, so watch this space!