Davy Watson is a singer, songwriter and musician from Belfast. Rhythm and Blues has become the genre that defines him. The starkness and simplicity of his voice and acoustic guitar playing combine to make his debut EP, a true expression of Heart & Soul.
As a young bass player and singer in the late 1970s Davy toured with Philip Lynott and Bob Geldoff. He travelled all of Ireland playing such venues as the iconic Dandelion Market and Dalymount Park. In 1982 a move to Los Angeles saw him playing and recording with Jack Lancaster, Hazel O’Connor and Madonna. Davy formed ‘Trinity’ with Vivian Campbell and was produced by Shel Talmy. His song ‘Only Love’ was used in CBS’s prime time series ‘Live Shot’. Davy was also a regular artist on L.A.’s famous KLOS radio.
Returning home, Davy received a Masters Degree in Music from Trinity College, Dublin and built on his success in America by regularly touring and recording with Jack Lukeman, Henry McCullough and Gráinne Duffy, playing Glastonbury and other prestigious festivals and venues throughout Europe. Most recently he supported Beth Hart on her European Tour.
2018 will see Davy perform his music with the Ulster Orchestra as well as release an album with his band. With influences from the world of Blues, Rock and Soul, his debut EP Heart & Soul perfectly showcases the voice and songs of this talented musician.