Davis Fetter brings the classic spirit of rock ‘n’ roll back to life in both his performance and his songwriting.
“My dream is to one day capture the same type of magic as John Lennon,” said Fetter.
A native to the wonderful world of southern California, Davis has been influenced by The Smiths, John Lennon, Elvis and Buddy Holly.
However, Fetter’s influences are not only limited to the classics. His biggest influences at the moment are the Arctic Monkeys and Queens of the Stone Age.
“Both these bands have really changed the way I think about melody and how I think about guitar parts,” Fetter said.
Fetter has given himself the artistic freedom to explore different styles and ideas each month as he religiously releases one new single each month.
Throughout the previous releases of his singles, Fetter has proved to have a high musical range and repertoire. He plays technical and spacious guitar licks while being able to hit the Little Richard high notes and cool, flowing Morrissey style verses.
“The Sex Pistols got me to buy a guitar. Nirvana got me to play the guitar. Chuck Berry got me to learn the guitar. The Strokes got me to write melodies. The Libertines got me to write lyrics. The Smiths get me through life,” Fetter said.
Being inspired by such good company, it’s no wonder why his music is just as colorful. His most beloved song is always the one he is writing at the time. But of all of his released songs, his favorite is “L.O.V.E.”
“L.O.V.E.” is a lullaby-like song about the heartbreak of moving on with the swaying style of a rockabilly ballad.
“The song that was most fun was ‘I See Love.’… that song taught me how to sing,” Fetter said.
He added that he sung the chorus over and over again until the inspiration for the verses came to him.
Fetter has been featured on networks including MTV, FZ, Oxygen and Sky Network. He has also had his music played on KROQ FM as well as various college stations across the country and overseas.
As of 2011, Fetter has sold over 12,000 downloads and over 5,000 records.
He has been consistent in writing various themes about love for each single. This inspiration came from one of the band members of the Beatles.
“John Lennon, he wrote some of the most profound statements about love,” Fetter said. “His music has inspired so many of my songs, so I couldn’t help but write about love.”
Along with the several singles that Fetter has released, he has also performed live covers of classic rock n’ roll songs.
His favorite song to cover is “Johnny B. Goode” by Chuck Berry. Fetter has the ability to sing in the same raspy tone that gets blood pumping.
But one day he would love to cover “Well, Well, Well” by John Lennon.
Fetter plans to continue releasing various singles and music videos, as well as touring in the southern California area.
Fetter’s latest single release, “A Thought Once Uttered Is A Lie,” is now available on iTunes as well as all of his previously released songs.
He asks the listeners to remember a time when they wanted to tell someone how they felt but couldn’t find the words or somehow the words came out wrong.
“The feelings and emotions we have inside, at the purest level, can get distorted by interpretation,” Fetter said about the message behind his song.
Listeners can keep up to date with Fetter’s upcoming projects at Facebook.com/davisfetter.