Davy.Rocks’ Mind Blowing Dance Trip!
Live Hip Hop / Rap / EDM / Rock / Pop / Latin Performance
Davy.Rocks “Davy Dot Rocks” is available to perform for projects and events around Los Angeles, Southern California, Las Vegas or anywhere in the world. You can often catch Dave’s show on the Santa Monica Pier, the Third Street Promenade or the Venice Beach boardwalk.
Dave incorporates cutting-edge, modern hits like Sicko Mode, Out Like A Light, Wake Up Sky, Plugwalk, Milly Rock, Whip n’ Nae Nae, Dab, Hit The Quan, Shmoney, Cupid Shuffle, drop, etc. Dave covers hip hop, Top 40, Rap, EDM, Rock and Latin dance genres in his own unique, energetic style. Check out Dave’s latest playlist here.
Read the full, unabridged version of my life story on VoyageLA online magazine:
Davy.Rocks has been active in various movement arts from a very young age. He first started dancing in kindergarten at St. Joseph’s Catholic Grade School in Sioux City, IA which had a formal, classical dance program. Dave started martial arts when he was 15 years old and still holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Nowadays he studies Kung Fu, etc. at the world famous Inosanto Academy in Marina Del Rey, CA.
Dave, a baritone learned to sing in his 20’s while attending the Living Word Missionary Baptist Church in Long Beach, CA where he joined in singing traditional black spirituals. That’s where Dave learned to sing “soul” and has since adapted his skills to sing and dance black R&B and hip hop / rap music .
In 2005, he saw the documentary movie “Rize” which chronicles the development of the dance style called “Krump” in South-Central Los Angeles. Dave was never into hip hop dance but was fascinated by Krump and knew right away when he saw it that he had to do it himself. Krump is partially based on tribal African war dance and Dave saw it as a natural way, along with his martial arts to positively channel his own inner warrior. So Dave combined Krump, martial arts and soul singing to invent his own proprietary, signature dance style that draws upon a repertoire of original dance moves and is always impromptu and interpretive by definition.
Davy.Rocks’ other influences include:
- Fred Astaire
- The Nicholas Brothers
- Cab Calloway
- Bill “Bo Jangles” Robinson
- Bruce Lee
- Tight Eyez
- James Brown
- Weird Al Yankovic
In 2010 Dave wandered into a karaoke bar and sang Billy Idol’s White Wedding. He loved the enthusiastic reaction of the audience and soon developed a following at local karaoke venues. It was his fans who encouraged him to become a live music entertainer saying things like “Man, you got to take this act on the road!”. One night, Dave had a sore back at karaoke and after performing live dance music one of his fans came up to him and said “Dude, why aren’t you dancing tonight?” That’s when Dave realized that his fans demanded the dancing and that it was an integral part of his act.
In 2011 Dave entered an 18 week long, American Idol style (weekly eliminations) singing contest at the Fox And Hound. Dave didn’t win the singing contest. He came in 4th though with no professional singing experience. Again it was his fans who encouraged him, telling Dave that they had come there just to see him and taking pictures with him. One of the judges gave Dave a pointer saying “It’s all about how you make the people feel.” Dave took that valuable insight to heart and strives to touch the hearts of the people in his audience.
Dave was greatly encouraged and pondered whether he really could “take his live music entertainment act on the road”. But he had fear of rejection.
However, in 2015 Dave decided to go for it. He thought back on all the past opportunities that he had missed in his life. Shoulda, coulda, woulda no more! Dave said “At the end of my life I at least want to be able to say that I gave my song and dance show a chance. I don’t want to be sitting around in my final days saying I wish I had done it”. “Even if I don’t make it, I will be satisfied that I gave it my best shot and wasn’t afraid to pursue my dream”.
Now Dave likes to use his show to paste smiles on his audiences faces by spreading mirth and merryment. But most of all Dave loves to inspire his LIVE entertainment fans to follow their own passions. When people see Dave performing live rock, rap, hip-hip, EDM and Top 40 astounding the audience with his dynamic performances they realize that they too can do anything that they set themselves to.
A short documentary video about Davy.Rocks’ life as a street performer on the Santa Monica pier.
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