Inspired by vintage vibes of Otis Redding, Nina Simone, and Sam Cooke with a voice that fits right in with modern sounds of Alabama Shakes and Aloe Blacc, Florida’s David Oliver Willis is a talent that's ready to light the music world on fire.
The 25 year old singer is a native of Mt Dora, a rural town of 12,000 and definitely not the first place you’d expect to find a wellspring of music talent. Fortunately for us, David Oliver Willis is all about defying expectations.
In 2015, David released his debut EP “Milk and Honey”. The four tracks showcase his tremendous vocal chops and ability to effortlessly deliver the emotional impact of any subject from heartache to redemption. “One of my favorite all time artists is Nina Simone.” he says of his inspiration. “Because of the way she tells stories, there’s no song she performs that she doesn’t make her own.”
Having the chance to reach a massive audience catapulted David into the life of a working musician. Between gigs, he’s currently working on material for his first full length album of original music, much of which has only ever been heard at his electrifying live shows. Backed by a tight band of friends and family, David’s live performances are quickly achieving legendary status. Effortlessly nailing sounds of breezy Americana to fire-and-brimstone rock’n roll, this band never fails to bring the crowd to their feet, shouting for more.