“Listening to Davina & the Vagabonds is like stepping into a wondrous musical time machine. They have the panache and superlative musicianship to recreate the retro sound and ageless appeal of golden age Americana in high-definition reality on stage for your immense pleasure and enjoyment.” – Thunder Bay Blues Festival/Canada
“….one of the most distinctive and expressive vocalists to come around in a while, with tight backing from the Vagabonds” –Phoenix Blues Society
“…easily among the breakout stars at this year’s [Monterey Jazz] festival.” – Monterey Herald
DAVINA SOWERS AND THE VAGABONDS have created a stir on the national music scene with their high-energy live shows, level A musicianship, sharp-dressed professionalism, and Sowers’ commanding stage presence. With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, the band is converting audiences one show at a time, from Vancouver to Miami and across Europe. In 2011 Davina released her first full length, all original album Black Cloud . It was named one of the 10 best releases of the year by the Minneapolis Star & Tribune and awarded 4 ½ stars from Downbeat Magazine. Their next release in 2014, Sunshine, hit number 13 in the Billboard Blues Chart and led them to landing a performance on the hit BBC2 show, Later with Jools Holland.
DATV’s shows are filled with New Orleans charm, Memphis soul swagger, dark theatrical moments that evoke Kurt Weill, and tender gospel passages. Davina’s voice and stage presence defy category in a different way. Davina has been compared to Etta James, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Billie Holiday and Betty Boop, but comparisons don’t suffice: Sowers is a true original.
Bringing you 100 years of American music and Davina’s originals, which lend themselves to the American Songbook, the band brings edgy nostalgia to older generations and fresh new music to younger ears. This rollicking quintet is held together by Sowers’ keyboard playing, with acoustic bass, drums, and a spicy trumpet and trombone horn section. The group’s focused, clean sound and emphasis on acoustic instruments is novel to both blues and jazz worlds, and sets the show closer to New Orleans than to Chicago. This has set the Vagabonds apart at festivals in Thunder Bay, Ontario; Sighisoara, Romania; Sierre, Switzerland; Kemi, Finland; the 2012 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, and 2013 Monterey Jazz Festival ( in 2014 was asked back to play their main stage in 2014, Vache de Blues in France, and North Sea Jazz Festival. Catch this one-of-a-kind live show while they are in town!
Hailing from the cityscapes of Rochester, Michigan (just north of Detroit), recording artist Trey Simon fell in love with the acoustic guitar after finding a dusty old acoustic Gibson under his uncle’s bed years ago. He was soon addicted to the sound, the tone and the art. It was his vacation, his escape and his focus. As his musicianship developed so did his writing style. Trey has always had a natural gift for writing lyrics and through his dark places in his life, his ability to write sincere songs about hope and love was born.
Trey Simon hit the Detroit music scene in 2012. His unique sound and finger-plucking guitar technique has defined his artistic merit and his image as an artist fast on the rise. His sound and persona is best described as authentic, spiritual, passionate, romantic and classic. He has an insatiable knack for men’s fashion and jewelry. Trey recently was selected to become a brand ambassador for the luxury watch brand, The Cadence Company and is Brand Ambassador for the Hair Pomade Company, Ace High. Speaking to the public is also a passion. Topics are based mostly on personal life stories; Blended Culture, Homelessness, Troubled Teenager, Child of Divorced Parents, and Unity through Music.
Since his inception into the music world, Trey has had the opportunity to grace the stage and open for national industry greats such as Andy Allo, Nick Thomas, Andy Grammer, Andra Day and Stokely, lead singer for the ultra-talented R&B Band, Mint Condition. Most recently Trey had the opportunity to open up for the legendary R&B Singer Patti Labelle. Soul, Pop, Gospel, Jazz, R&B and Rock are all sounds heard at a Trey Simon show and music. With every performance the audience will hear influences by an eclectic group of national and legendary artists Influencers; John Legend, Nat King Cole, Sam Smith, Stevie Wonder, BB King, John Mayer, etc. The list is extensive.
Trey’s hometown has shown their love for his music through a “SOLD OUT” show at The Historic Cliff Bells, 2 “SOLD OUT” performances at the beautiful 20 Front Street, many appearances on “Live in the D” and WDIV Channel 4 and a host of festivals and concerts.
Trey Simon released his debut “What The Future Holds” in 2014 that did well locally as a promotional EP. Now currently working on his next project, he’s in the studio with Grammy Award Winning Engineer, Quentin Dinnard, and also with Grammy Award Winning co-writer, Ashlie Rose (Tattoo). The project is slated for release in 2018. Trey Simon’s highly anticipated EP has received positive reception among the industry and music community collectively and will be competitive in the marketplace.
Trey is on a mission to ignite unity in the name of timeless music that makes an impact of love, romance, hope, change and triumph.
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