Genre: Rock, Classic Rock, Blues
"Powerhouse Rock n' Roll Soul Chick" Davina Robinson is an American singer-songwriter based in Osaka, Japan. She has become known locally for her powerful, bluesy voice and energetic live performances.
Though a rock and blues singer at heart, Davina has displayed her versatility in a variety of genres, having played in many live situations as a front woman for cover bands and acoustic duos, and at clubs, parties and corportate events. She has also performed back-up vocals for Ray Parker Jr. and Cheryl Lynn, and has performed live on Japanese radio stations.
Davina began focusing on her original material, and released her first album, The Blazing Heart, in May 2008. The EP highlighted Davina's ability to merge rock, blues and funk, calling her approach "powerhouse rock n' roll soul". Songs from the EP, particularly "Making Love To Your Girlfriend", lead to accolades from the Billboard Song Contest and VH-1 Song of the Year Contest, among others. Davina supported the release with an acoustic tour of the Los Angeles area.
Davina released the digital single "Osaka Boys" two years later, and the track is featured on her first full-length album, Black Rock Warrior Queen, released November 2011. "Osaka Boys" has become an audience favorite at her live shows, including those at Hard Rock Cafe Osaka, where she plays regularly with her stellar lineup of support musicians. Shortly after the release of Black Rock Warrior Queen, Davina expanded her fan base by playing to receptive crowds in Tokyo and Yokohama, then followed up on the local popularity of "Osaka Boys" by releasing a promotional music video of the song.
Davina has also utilized her distinctive voice for narration; past examples include a jingle for Osaka radio station FM-802 and a commercial for Mister Donuts. Most recently, Davina can be seen as the central character in a humorous bug spray commercial, having gotten the part because of her powerful presence and voice. The commercial is currently running on nationwide Japanese TV.
Davina continues to generate buzz with her powerful voice and energetic live performances, defying boundaries as an American woman rocking the Japanese independent music scene.