KEVIN DAVY WHITE SHARES THE NEW SINGLE ‘THOUSAND STARS’
SHARES THE NEW SINGLE ‘THOUSAND STARS’ – LISTEN HERE
As he demonstrated with his recent single ‘Honey’, Kevin Davy White has the talent to take him to the biggest of stages. Possessing a gritty rock ‘n’ soul vocal with a flair for playing guitar that blends technical ability with the emotive feel of a seasoned bluesman, the rising artist can plug in his amp and blow away an audience in just a single song.
That’s something which Kevin Davy White again proves with today’s release of his brand new single ‘Thousand Stars’. Its core riff resounds with garage-rock immediacy with swampy blues and a punk-tinged energy before Kevin unleashes the song’s fierce, funk-fuelled attack. His voice is just as striking, one with the versatility to switch seemingly effortlessly from a ragged classic rock holler to smooth, smouldering soul. Written about the miracle of finding a life-affirming love, ‘Thousand Stars’ places Kevin Davy White as a new contender in the lineage of essential guitarists stretching from Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan to Lenny Kravitz and Gary Clark Jr.
Kevin says, “I am excited to share ‘Thousand Stars’. I love that it is very heavy. This song was written when I was in a rock band. I was inspired by a time in my friend’s life when we were drinking in bars. We arrived at this very cool bar in Paris, where my friend immediately locked his gaze on this stunning woman. It was almost like a scene from a film, with the lighting on the dance floor freezing for a few seconds on her. She shone brightly in the midst of the dark crowd. That night, I was playing with my niece’s guitar toy, and a rhythm was playing, which inspired me to write this song.”
‘Thousand Stars’ was entirely written, played, recorded, mixed, produced and mastered by Kevin. He previously shared a video of his multifaceted creative skills, which captured the process behind the making of ‘Honey’.
A Frenchman with an English-sounding name, Kevin Davy White’s story is as remarkable as his 1000-watt charisma. Growing up in Paris, he realised that his fusion of rock, blues and soul would be a better cultural fit on the other side of the English Channel. After forming a rock band with the potential to go somewhere, Kevin took the band to London – but while he was willing to make sacrifices, the rest of the band soon drifted back home. Soon enough, Kevin was homeless in an unfamiliar country and things soon got worse when his suitcase was stolen during his first night on the streets.
In the middle of a nightmare, Kevin kept on dreaming. He earned a basic living by busking and dedicated his free time to constant songwriting. Step-by-step, his raw, raucous, rollickingly real talent started to be recognised. He appeared on the French edition of ‘The Voice’; made a big impact on The X Factor in the UK with stunning takes on songs by artists as varied as Rihanna, George Michael and Led Zeppelin; released two EPs; and toured his maximum rock ’n ’soul show all round the world, from Europe to New Zealand via Asia.
Kevin Davy White’s touring continues this summer, with the following UK shows already confirmed:
JUNE 30th – Chepstow Racecourse (with Lionel Richie)