Stuart Davey is an intense performer with the courage to reveal much of himself. Where a majestic and soaring voice is called for, he responds, seemingly effortlessly. His subtle rendition of a torch song puts on display his melancholy side while a wooing of the one he loves draws out the romantic in him.
Set a high speed tempo from the band, this performer makes clear he’s here to deliver. And the crucial words are power, discipline and control. Put together, they can swamp the senses.
Possessing an impressive tone and wide range of notes, Stu comes across with surprising modesty and a graciousness that forms a style all his own.
Singing someone else’s song can be a risky business; that is until you hear Stu’s interpretation. Whether mainstream pop or sensitive ballad, his treatment pays homage to the original yet evolves the meaning into something more. He takes you on a journey.
I have strived to improve myself firstly as a person, and also as a singer and entertainer, ensuring that I remain true to myself as an individual. I have reached a stage in my life where I have fully developed my own unique sound and approach to all styles of music. In fact, according to my singing teacher, the late Bob Tasman-Smith, having one tonsil three times the size of the other may also have something to do with it!
Stuart started out in a critically acclaimed harmony group. Working their passage via international cruise lines, they cracked Asia as well as national television. Now a soloist, Stu shines in front of a live cabaret audience.
Career highlights include “A Tribute to Gershwin” which included a 35-piece orchestra and a troupe including Wendy Matthews, Grace Knight, Margaret Urlich and Jackie Love. Amongst the men: Stuart Davey.
Stu appeared in The Lord Mayors 50th Anniversary Concert which featured Anthony Warlow. He was a pivotal member of the choir which backed Michael Crawford during his Australian Tour. He sang the National Anthem in front of 10,000 patrons for a National League Soccer Match.
Through the National Institute of Dramatic Art, Stu studied acting. His music theatre credits include the role of Billy Crocker in “Anything Goes”, Perchik in “Fiddler on the Roof” and Bill Cahoun in the Cole Porter classic, “Kiss Me Kate”.
He was a member of the acclaimed corporate act “The Three Waiters”. As well as live floor shows, Stuart works as part of a creative team arranging and orchestrating widely-known standards and original works. Based on this material, he has recorded two albums, the second newly released.
Called “Stuart Davey: Lit Up”, the album’s tracks feature classic and modern songs from theatre and film over the last 50 years.