Benjamin Lazar Davis
Monday 15th October 2018
At The Greys
Doors 8:00 pm
Price £8 + booking fee / £10
Gifted Brooklyn multi-instrumentalist Benjamin Lazar Davis – of Cuddle Magic, Joan As Police Woman, Okkervil River – strikes out on his own with the release of his new album ‘Nothing Matters’, a beautiful collection of songs which he considers a culmination of his life’s work.
New-York city born multi-instrumentalist Benjamin Lazar Davis has a seemingly endless list of talents, be it producing, composing, or performing; there isn’t a musical pie he hasn’t put his fingers in. Whether it being performing with his own band, Cuddle Magic, or producing bands, Benjamin Lazar Davis has accumulated quite the musical knowledge following his Cuddle Magic’s debut in 2005 – even co-writing, producing and performing with Joan As Policewoman for her 2016 album ‘Let it Be You’.
More recently, Benjamin Lazar Davis has struck out on his own as a solo performer, celebrating the release of his 2018 album ‘Nothing Matters’, which was recorded in his childhood bedroom in Saratoga Springs. His solo work drips with a comforting nostalgia coupled with clever lyrics that transport you into the bedroom where his interest in music was first sparked.
Although there are no other performers on the record, many collaborations went into the writing of the album, including cowrites with Kimbra (“Right Direction”), Alex Toth of Rubblebucket and Alexander F (“Love Song Seven Ways,” “Life Is Dangerous,” and “Choosing Sides”), Bridget Kearney of Lake Street Dive (“Somebody’s Speaking For Me”), singer-songwriter Taylor Ashton (“Brass Tacks”), award-winning poet Michael Gizzi (“Acquitted”), and his brother, a brilliant lyricist, Tim Davis.
“a symphony of imagination” – NPR
“It’s as hopeful as it is devastating, a plaintive cry for guidance that simmers with the knowledge that we grow in the not-knowing.” – Consequence of Sound