Musical Powerhouse creating the perfect combination of rock and soul @DavinaRobinson

Davina Robinson

[ Genres: Pop / Rock / Soul ]

Davina Robinson is a musical powerhouse creating the perfect combination of rock and soul that gives just the right amount of edge and passion. Originally from Philadelphia, but currently residing in Osaka, Japan, Davina’s debut single, The Blazing Heart, was first released in May 2008 and her debut album, Black Rock Warrior Queen, exploded into the music scene in November 2011.

[ Sounds Like: Halestorm, Melissa Etheridge, Janis Joplin, Anastacia ]

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“Osaka Boys” by Davina Robinson rated on a 5 Star Rating Scale

Author Rating: 4/5
Founder (Music Producer & Publisher) Rating:
Composition: 5/5 Arrangement: 5/5 Performance: 4/5 Production: 4/5 Hit Potential: 4/5

 

Davina’s unique and soulful voice combined with rocker music is a rare breed for mainstream music, but this fierce combo may be just what the music world needs. Davina’s Osaka Boys is a catchy tune that pays tribute to the singer’s admiration of the locals of her current city of Osaka. With its funky music and Davina’s tough-girl voice, you can’t help but sing along to the chorus.

The overall ranking of Davina Robinson is a 4. Davina is an original artist with the perfect blend of soul, rock, and funk that is a rarity in today’s music. Osaka Boys is the type of song that you expect to make it to a music chart , and Davina brings so much to the table that it could fit into several different genres.

 

Review contributed by Sheree McDonald

 


 

“Powerhouse Rock n’ Roll Soul Chick” Davina Robinson is an American singer-songwriter based in Osaka, Japan. She has become known locally for her powerful, bluesy voice and energetic live performances.

Though a rock and blues singer at heart, Davina has displayed her versatility in a variety of genres, having played in many live situations as a front woman for cover bands and acoustic duos, and at clubs, parties and corportate events. She has also performed back-up vocals for Ray Parker Jr. and Cheryl Lynn, and has performed live on Japanese radio stations.

Davina began focusing on her original material, and released her first album, The Blazing Heart, in May 2008. The EP highlighted Davina’s ability to merge rock, blues and funk, calling her approach “powerhouse rock n’ roll soul”. Songs from the EP, particularly “Making Love To Your Girlfriend”, lead to accolades from the Billboard Song Contest and VH-1 Song of the Year Contest, among others. Davina supported the release with an acoustic tour of the Los Angeles area.

Davina released the digital single “Osaka Boys” two years later, and the track is featured on her first full-length album, Black Rock Warrior Queen, released November 2011. “Osaka Boys” has become an audience favorite at her live shows, including those at Hard Rock Cafe Osaka, where she plays regularly with her stellar lineup of support musicians. Shortly after the release of Black Rock Warrior Queen, Davina expanded her fan base by playing to receptive crowds in Tokyo and Yokohama, then followed up on the local popularity of “Osaka Boys” by releasing a promotional music video of the song.

Davina has also utilized her distinctive voice for narration; past examples include a jingle for Osaka radio station FM-802 and a commercial for Mister Donuts. Most recently, Davina can be seen as the central character in a humorous bug spray commercial, having gotten the part because of her powerful presence and voice. The commercial is currently running on nationwide Japanese TV.

Davina continues to generate buzz with her powerful voice and energetic live performances, defying boundaries as an American woman rocking the Japanese independent music scene.

大阪を拠点に”パワフルで熱いロックンロール・ソウル”を聞かせる女性、ダヴィーナ・ロビンソンは、そのパワフルでブルージーな声と、熱いライブパフォーマンスで知られる、アメリカ人シンガーソングライター。

ロック、ブルースを基本に、多彩なジャンルで才能を発揮し、カバーバンドやアコースティック・デュオでのライブ活動、クラブやパーティ、イベントなどでの演奏を行う。複数のラジオ番組にも出演し、オリジナル曲を披露。また、レイ・ パーカーJr.、シェリル・リン等の関西公演にバックアップヴォーカルとして参加した実績もある。

オリジナル楽曲に注力するようになり、2008年5月にファースト・ミニアルバム「ザ・ブレイジング・ハート」をリリース。ロック、ブルースにファンクなテイストを交えたスタイルで、熱い楽曲を聞かせるアプローチは、”パワーハウス・ロックンロール・ソウル”と呼ばれている。アルバム収録曲の「Making Love To Your Girlfriend」はビルボードソングコンテスト、VH-1ソングオブザイヤーコンテストなどで、数々の賞を受賞。アルバムリリースにあわせて、ロサンゼルス地区のライブハウスを回るアコースティックツアーも行った。

2年後、配信版シングル「Osaka Boys」をリリース、2011年11月には「Osaka Boys」を含むフルアルバム「Black Rock Warrior Queen」が発売になる。「Osaka Boys」はすばらしいサポートミュージシャンと一緒に定期的に行っているハードロックカフェ大阪のライブでも人気曲となっており、大阪の街を舞台にしたミュージックビデオも制作された。さらにアルバムリリース直後からは、東京、横浜など関東方面でもライブを実施、毎回多くの聴衆を集めている。

また、ライブ活動に加えて、大阪のラジオ局FM802の番組ジングル、ミスタードーナッツCM、ナレーション録音などでも、ダヴィーナの声が起用されており、最近ではユーモラスな某殺虫剤のテレビCMに出演、センター役に抜擢されパワフルな声を披露している。現在CMは全国で放送中。

ダヴィーナのパワフルな声と熱いライブパフォーマンスは、日本のインディーズ音楽シーンでロックするアメリカ人女性として、話題を提供し続けている。

Instrumentation

Masaaki Watanuki – Guitar
Shinji Ide – Bass
Takeo Soga – Drums
Discography

WORLDWIDE INDIE HITS COMPILATION VOL. 1
“Osaka Boys”
Released April 2012
Areasonic Records

BLACK ROCK WARRIOR QUEEN (full-length album)
Released November 2011
BSMF Records (distribution)

SOLID GROUND Charity Album for Japan
“Conversations In My Head”
Japan Indie Artists United
Released April 2011

OSAKA BOYS – SINGLE
Digital release May, 2010

GAIJIN SOUNDS COMPILATION VOL. 2
“Never Good Enough”
JapanZine Magazine
Released June 2009

THE BLAZING HEART (EP)
Released May 2008
(self-release on Plum Wine)

FEMALES ON FIRE COMPILATION VOL. 3
“Making Love To Your Girlfriend”
Warrior Girl Music
Released May 2008

VIOLET FEMMES COMPILATION VOL. 1
“Making Love To Your Girlfriend”
RPW Records
Released November 2007

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