Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Christian Davis: Composer of Movies

INTERVIEW
I recently had the opportunity interview musician Christian Davis and while doing research for background information on this man, I naturally “Googled” him. Here is what I found out:

He’s not the multi Dove Award winning southern gospel singer.
 
He’s not the owner of Slydoggie Productions who once opened for acts like Christina Aguilera, ‘N Sync and Backstreet Boys.
 
He’s not the guitarist for Chloe Dolandis, Beauty to the Moon, Spoke The Za and The FAU Jazz Ratts.
 
He’s not related to Chip Davis of Manheim Steamroller fame.

So who is he? Christian Davis is a composer for movies with credits on hits such as Adam Sandler’s “Grown Ups”, “Just Go With It”, Kevin James’ “The Zookeeper” and AMC’s “The Prisoner.”
 

“Are you aware that they are so many musicians out there using your name?” I asked him and he tells me a list of Christian Davis’ that he has occasionally mix ups happen regarding emails and phone calls. I suggest to him that maybe he needs to add his middle initial to his name like Michael W. Smith. He says that he’ll think about it.

Beginning his career at Hans Zimmer’s Remote Control Studios, Davis currently works out of his own studio in Los Angeles, CA. where he writes the musical scores for many movies – some of which you have heard of and some you haven’t. He tells me that he’ll pretty much write for anything including TV shows, video games and commercial jingles.
 

Davis is a gifted musician and composer though relatively unknown but unlike “famous” musicians, he doesn’t have to travel around the country playing the same music over and over again which is something is happy about. Each day brings a new project and new styles to create.
 

His most recent project was for the current comedy release, Christmas Eve, which was directed by his father, Mitch Davis. It was their first collaboration together. I asked him what it was like working his dad thinking that it might have been stressful. Instead, it was pretty much old hat.

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