The Ken Davis Auto Biography

Ken Davis cares for our world and life itself. He lives in Sydney Australia where he creates his inspirational  instrumental music. His career spans more than forty years. His first relaxation release was  *Feelings FromWithin* on cassette in 1982.  His  music and nature sounds have  reached every corner of the world from his live performances at the Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbor in Sydney as well as many other locations.

 

Ken  composes music to heal and harmonize body mind and spirit. The music appeals to peoples minds who are searching for a positive and inspirational alternative to the aggression and disharmony that  dominates  our world today. The hectic pace of life in cities is so fast,  so much that life itself has become very stressful. We need balance in our lives and soothing healing music provides the balance.  Music speaks all languages!

Let me introduce my story to you as a composer of instrumental relaxation music. This will assist you in understanding more my  life as a composer and my views of the world we live in.  My belief is that life is to be enjoyed and celebrated. Music is the universal key to uplifting the spirit in us all. Music  unites humanity by tones. Certain tones touch certain emotions. Beautiful melodies create peace and a loving vibration. If the world was united by music without greed and aggression and famine we would have a peaceful world. The Celebration of Life is about the Celebration of the Human Spirit!

 

Click On CD Cover To View Ken Playing Eternity From Celebration Of Life

The visit of Oprah to Sydney Opera House created the same euphoria.
I am so happy that Oprah decided to visit Australia and tell the rest of the world about or magic land. There should be more global ambassadors like Oprah and through music I hope to have an influence on peoples lives by creating a Quest For Utopia Style Of Living through listening to Uplifting & Inspirational music  music for people to Celebrate Life to the full

 

A  Day In The Life Of Ken Davis!

The day for me starts usually around 6am. This includes keeping fit with Yoga, eating well and a routine of piano practice and composition for at least one to two hours a day when ever time allows. This is my meditation time.

                                                  

A time when the mind is quiet but creative and inspirational ideas flow. Around  9am I begin to accomplish my goals for the day. This can vary from recording  or mixing in studio or to attending daily business. To this day often working 12 to 15 hours a day.

However this is the joy of being in your chosen career It is the driving force in your life and therefore can work long hours with an energy that lives in your heart called passion. It is the passion and inspiration that brings the joy and love into the music.

The gift of music has allowed me to live my dream of bringing peace and harmony to peoples lives. I give thanks daily for this wonderful spiritual gift. A never-ending belief and love of music and a healthy positive attitude, have resulted in my achievements to date. The composition of music and the business of marketing the music takes great dedication, like an athlete, whose goal it is, to win gold at the Olympic Games. You have to be totally dedicated and focused to win!
Each goal achieved, opens a new door and you go through that door and enter a new unfolding experience as part of your life.

My Musical Career 

My musical skills started in the school band in England at the age of nine where I was the lead trumpet player. My family came to Australia in 1963 and settled in Adelaide where I attended school.

In 1970 after spending time in jobs I liked but didn’t love I dabbled with keyboards  and began started composing music after picking up a guitar on a cruise ship going to England for my first overseas holiday, and to my surprise found the guitar easy to play. At the end of the cruise I could play The House Of The Rising Sun. I wrote my first song called
**Do They Have to Kill The Wales**. This was a calling to assist the whales and dolphins to be protected worldwide and to help bring that focus to the world. I have always loved nature!
   

Photos From 1970 On My Time In London Where I stayed For A While With Friends I Had Met On The Ship On The Way Over To England

                     

My passion for music was endless and this enthusiasm led to me to  become a success in music in Australia first and then the world!
I joined a blues band in Adelaide in 1971, to learn more playing skills, and spent a year with the band with Ian Nancarrow and learnt a great deal. Formed my first rock style band * Khan * in Adelaide in1972 and played mostly original music but no record contract resulted. Being under the Zodiac of Sagittarius I always felt comfortable being the leader and organizer of the band.

The Khan band moved from Adelaide to Perth for two years and played every venue in Perth. We supported Midnight Oil, Split Ends Sherbet, Hush, Mi Sex and many other top Australian Bands. Khan was a well-known band in Perth.                                                                  

 The band then went through a line up change and moved to Sydney. In Sydney the band went through various line up changes and a name change and became IQ.

 

 

 

 

Left Top: Ken Davis (Keyboards Guitar  Right Top: Andrew Sakawtiz (Synthesizers-Piano)
Bottom Left Alex Bash (Drums)  Bottom Right Carl Rourke (b

 IQ Band That Entered Star Search 1980 Channel 10 We Won Our Heat! 

Life In Tokyo – Written By Ken Davis  Vocals Jenny Lee (Sydney Australia)
Drums Peter Radnai

This Band Line Up Was Only Together For  Short Time

The band  IQ became a very well known in the music business, as an original band in Australia. Andrew the keyboard player at the time left the band to join another and that’s when I met a very young Mars Lasar after watching him on a television program playing Jean Michelle Jaree’s  Oxygene. I called Mars and after much persuasion he joined the band. The band became even more electronic and modern using synthesizers as its base. Mars had a creative mind and I inspired him to write music for IQ. We wrote songs both solo and together and recorded a Mini Album Called IQ (This was thebands first and last release on an independent label called Cream Music.

 The Album never received airplay but sold a few copy to our fans. After many gigs and a year  later I  decided to disband and form an electronic duo with Mars Lasar and kept the name IQ.

                                            **Universe In Time** On Donny Sutherlands Sounds1983

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfbC9eO65sA

 

 

 

 We were lucky to have met a very enthusiastic fan of IQ who became our manager. His name was Christophe Vali. Christophe had met Kim Ryrie from Fairlight Industries and mentioned he managed IQ. Kym became very interested as he had been to see  the Mike Oldfield Concert the week before and had been very impressed by IQ’s performance and music as support artists. Kym and Peter Vogal had developed The Fairlight Music Instrument, the most elaborate music computer system in the world and at the time used by Stevie Wonder. They began talking and IQ was invited to Fairlight in Darlinghurst Sydney where I was very vocal about acquiring a Fairlight and performing with one live. Kym agreed and we ended up with two Fairlights and spent a great deal of time creating music on them. This elevated our profile and we started to get Television Appearances like Donny Sutherlands Sounds and Simon Townsend’s Wonder World. In1982  IQ went to Tokyo and Osaka as the IQ Band to display our skills on the Fairlight Music Computer.
Click On Photo To See IQ Band Play Live
Song     Please Don’t Change Me  (1981)

                                                         

                         Ken Davis and Mars Laser In Tokyo Performing With Two Fairlight Computers

This was a great experience, as I had always wanted to go to Japan.

After Japan Henk Visschedijk now known as Darpan now living in Byron Bay and a spiritual healer joined the IQ band  as lead vocalist and together we recorded Humans. I wrote the music and Henk and I worked on the Lyrics. We filmed the film clip for the song *The New Tomorrow* at Jamison Street in Sydney and this was a success. However it did not lead to a recording contract. Through Fairlight I had been introduced to the Linn Drum machine and modern mixers. This had given me a great opportunity to realize the potential of new music now called dance music. Mars Lasar decided to go it alone, soon after, and moved to the USA and continued his career with Fairlight USA. Henk had other solo gigs as well as being a sought after actor at the time. He is now a Sharman under the name Darpan who lives in Byron Bay and has a spiritual centre.

                                                     Click Here To Hear ** The New Tomorrow **

Written By Ken Davis  Keyboards Mars Lasar  Vocals  Henk (Darpan)
Worth A Listen

Disillusioned with the music business the Australian Music Industry did not know what to do with a creative and innovative composer into ambient and melodic music. I looked for the alternative solution. My gift was melody. I loved synthesizers and sequencers as this allowed my mind to create music of a new era soon to be known as New Age Music! I acquired more Roland Synthesizers. The early Roland SH2 and TR 707 Drum machines. These linked together and produced a sound that I knew would be popular. I spent day and night for many months experimenting with all my new gear and still incorporated my guitar playing in the music at the time. I felt confident that this new music was going to give me an opportunity to go it alone. No more was I going to rely on other members of the band. With all my new gear I could produce everything!

                                  
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The Solo Era 1983         Ken Reaches Out Into His Own World

This was the time I decided to branch out on my own and perform solo on synthesizers and guitar. It was the best decision I had ever made.   

  In 1983 recording the innovative music from the line out sockets from the back of my YAMAHA mixer, direct to cassette tape on a Ghetto Blaster, resulted in a recorded sound of exceptional quality. This quality still today stands up today as some of the best recordings ever made. All of these ideas came from intuition and creativity and belief. Breaking down traditional barriers always gave me a thrill. These recordings were called  The Early Master Tapes. These still exist today, and will be released in years to come. My first solo instrumental release was Imagination on cassette, followed by my firstrelaxation release :Feelings From Within: Then came :Early Morning In The Rainforest: Crystal Clear : followed by :Dreamscapes: then :Visual Dreams: Visual Dreams featured The Arabic scale and seemed to affect people in a way thatdefies explanation as the combination of music and spiritual scales and melody touched people profoundly.

At Circular Quay in 1984, now known as Customs House Square, and getting the power for the PA System and keyboards from the local café there. The first live solo performance by Ken Davis was on a Sunday afternoon at 2pm in 1984. 

 Picture Of Ken’s First Solo Performance At Circular Quay Sydney 1984                                                

Cassette tapes had been duplicated just in case anyone wanted to purchase the music. The IQ album was also for sale as Ihad a few copies left. To my sheer delight, people lined up to purchase a cassette during the breaks and I would autographthem.

I had proved to myself that the public liked the music from my live performances. After fifteen years of trying to get a recording contract, I could perform and promote my music on my own! 

This had never been attempted in Australia and I became the first artist in Australia to create, record and distribute his own music. Now many other Australian artists have followed a similar path and create and distribute their own music.

Realizing that day I didn’t need a major record company to distribute the music, I looked forward to performing live again the  very next week. Thanks Intuition. Ken Davis Music could do all its own contracts and bookings for live performances and promotions and perform live.
The next performance at Customs House Square in Sydney was organized for the following week, as the cafe where I had my power plugged into had increased their turnover for the day and more free performances were organized for the next four Sundays.

Ken With Guest Keyboard Player Dale Nougher At Customs House Square Dale Designed The First IQ Album Cover

Ken With Overseas Fans In 1985 Who Took His Personally Autographed Music Cassettes Back To Their Own Countries
Ken Became A Household Name And Was Featured On Thousands Of Photo’s Taken By The Tourists An Locals

 

 

 

Click Here To See Ken Perform Live In SydneyPerforming His High Energy Music 

Crowds started to appear and regulars were turning up to listen to the music. The son of the then managing director of the Opera House, David Martin stood and watched one Sunday and during a break asked me if I would like to perform at the Sydney Opera House Bennelong in three weeks time.

The first performance was on a large stage was well received.

 

Ken Performs His First Solo Performance At The Sydney Opera House Bennelong 1984

 David Martin then asked his father if a regular performance at the Sydney Opera House Bennelong for no fee could be organized allowing the merchandising of my music. New rules were being written and transformed by the day.
He agreed to the weekly performances and so the regular Opera House Live shows became a regular event. One of the best and well known landmarks in Australia and the world had become my regular performance space.

Ken Performs Every Week Outside Concerts On The Sydney Opera House Bennelong

 This led to the music being taken back to every country in the world from airline flight crews visiting the Opera house and purchasing the music as well as thousands of tourists and locals who enjoyed the relaxing and beautiful melodies.
The music became popular on United Airlines and Qantas and 10other airlines worldwide. People wrote to me often from hearing the music on these Airlines. Qantas uses the music regularly on its Oasis relaxation channel on International Flights today.
Thanks
to the live performances at the Sydney Opera House. 

A guest book for all the names and addresses of people was placed at the point of sale.
Anew CD/cassette was released about every 6 months.

This resulted in an increase in cassette sales.
As well as The Sydney Opera House regular performances I appeared regularly at Sydney’s  Darling Harbor EntertainmentComplex as well as Manly Wharf, Pier One, China Town, Penrith Mall,  Blacktown Mall, Brisbane Mall, Caville St Mall Gold Coast ,Newcastle Mall, Coffs Harbor, 

                                       

                                                      Click On The Photos Above To See Ken Play Live
(Song)  If You Only Knew How Good Life Could Be For All Of Us

                                                                         Ken Performs Live On Television In Coffs Harbor Australia 1987

 Click Here To Hear *Everywhere I Go** Live Darling Harbour 1985

                                                         Click  Here To Hear The Song ** Smile **    1987

Byron Bay, Expo 88, Universities Australia Wide, Martin Place Amphitheatre, Adelaide’s Rundle Mall, Penrith Mall, Perth and Fremantle Malls, The opening of the Pitt St Mall In Sydney. Melbourne and Canberra Shopping Centers including Canberra Festival sponsored by St George Building Society in1984. I performed in Canberra many times later as Canberra was in need of this style of music!

At this time the Spirit Of The Rainbow Cassette was released and assisted Green peace with raising funds for their environmental causes by my donating part of the proceeds of the sales. The Rainbow Warrior composition wascomposed the very next day after news broke that it had been sunk in New Zealand Harbor. It was a very powerful and influential peace of music. Many radio interviews were forthcoming and so word of the music was slowly gainingrecognition and a name becoming a household word in Sydney.

Barry Board at J and B Records in Australia released *Quest For Utopia* in 1986 on CD Cassette and Vinyl.
This was my first CD release. A TV Marketing campaign by J and B records followed and informed thousands of people of the new release!

This release was made up of many of my favorite tracks live!  Being a proud Australian  wherever  I performed live, Australian Flags were placed on all four corners of the keyboard stands. This helped gain positive recognition from the public of my love for Australia.

The music being composed at this time was varied, even incorporating High Energy Music for people that liked aerobics and to be motivated, people liked to watch my ability to control eight keyboards and a mixer and create inspirational music at the same time

A Cassette for Tai Chi was created after researching that there was no specific releases of music for Tai Chi and this release was the first Tai Chi Music Cassette in the world! Tai Chi performances were a regular feature at the live performances.  It was a market that opened up as did many others to my music as an alternative market. Massage, Tai Chi Yoga and so on!

In 1985 Ken Davis Music was registered as a business name and used until 1992, when the business became a company titled Ken Davis Music International Pty Ltd. My goals were to become successful in Australia and then the world.

Darling Harbor where Ken opened the Dolphin Court in 1994 in the Festival Marketplace proved to be a winner! as I was able to convince the entertainment coordinator that if I was given permission to perform live regularly for free. The autographing of CDS and Cassettes proved to be very popular. Glossy colored brochures were produced and more CDS and Cassettes were created.

Australian Geographic retail stores were approached to sell the music and accepted the offer. I became the first Australian composer to be selected for music sales in there retail stores throughout Australia.  Early Morning In The Rainforest was the first release in there stores, as well as Daintree Dreamtime, Crystal Clear and many other titles on the music interactives in each store including my first  nature DVD Waterfalls . There are now more than 50Australian Geographic Stores nationally . I am involved in creating  music especially composed and displayed for the branding of Australian Geographic Stores. This achievement has created a win win situation with this company and continues today. 

ABC music in Australia had also taken on the music nationally as  many people had requested Ken’s music when visiting theABC Stores.

Midem Canne France In 1992

In 1992 Ken  attended the Midem Music Festival in Cannes for the first time in France. The heads of record Companies go every year to this event to swap catalogues and to introduce new artists and new product. Canne is about building relationships.
You build friendships and relationships by going to Canne.

During my first visit to Midem in Canne  a meeting was arranged with Canadian businessman Frank Swain. He headed a company out of Toronto Canada called Holborne Distributing and we got along really well.

His catalogue was instrumental music and nature sounds .This was a lucky break for me as he was looking for new product to extend his Holborne Catalogue.

Frank Swain took my samples back to Canada and within three weeks a distribution deal was signed. My titles were placed on Holborne Canada’s Music Interactives throughout the USA and Canada

On that Midem visit Hans Vatter from Amsterdam based company Dureco, approached KDMI for samples . This resulted in a distribution deal for Europe. All in all a very good first visit to Midem Canne. I have attended Midem 8 times now andwill attend more in the future.

On returning to Australia I was approached by well known public speaker Sandy MacGregor from Calm Australia and created a special peace of music called Infinite Joy for his Seminar Business.

Many other practitioners use the music in there healing centers incorporating massage and alternative therapies. Beauty salons also use the music . This is a captive audience whilst customers are having therapy treatments. 

So the second part of the dream had taken place

At Midem in 1992 I also met the General Manager of Dino Music Australia , Gary Jones in Canne. He invited me to join his group at lunch. We chatted and talked about Dino Music Australia distributing my product with a TV campaign. They advertised nationally and dropped CDS and Cassettes with TV ads featuring waterfalls and beautiful images of nature as a backdrop and it worked ! My music was taking a new direction working with Nature Sounds in most of my releases and The Relaxation Music was popular! The haunting sound of the Pan Flute appealed to a great many people of all ages inthe community. This meant that the music appealed from young people to the elderly. My distribution deal in Australia continued for three years with Dino and in 1996 Dino and Ken Davis Music parted company. I had been determined to open a New Age Label called Atlantis still with Dino music but Dino declined the idea.

Time for Change

My popularity  in Canada and the US was strong through Holborne Canada as Holborne Canada. They  had introduced my music via the Music Interactives to the US forces in US bases worldwide. This was a new market. Sales increased dramatically in the US and Canada on the music Interactives.

 The brochures became more glossier and the Ken Davis Music Web site was launched on the web in1994. I always liked to be first in keeping up with technology. I remember how hard it was to get on line at that time.

I did however see that one day music would come through the telephone line. It was at this time I performed my first live concert with a full lighting and audio visual production at the Zenith Theatre in Chatswood  Sydney.

                                                        

 The concert was a success but was marred by 48 hours of torrential rain that stopped many of the fans who had booked to see theconcert from attending. I remember the whole production team was soaked to the skin when we moved all of the equipment out of the theatre. It was still raining two days later!

First Healing Wards In Australia At Sydney’s  Royal North Shore Hospital

In 1998 Ken worked with Joanne Turner a Canadian girl who was gravely ill with Leukemia whilst working artist in Sydney Australia. Joanne wrote to Ken requesting that he perform live concerts to raise money to assist the patients at Royal North Shore Hospital. Ken had been there a year earlier to see another friend who had Leukemia and was not impressed with what he saw.  Ken  agreed to  perform three concerts three months later and thanks to The Independent Theatre with the concert and silent raffle and donations the concerts raised $ 10,000. Joanne was indeed a credit to herself and if you are ever at the Royal North Shore go to level 12 in the main building and see the  Dolphin and Rainforest Rooms that were created from the money raised. Ken always wanted to be involved in  creating healing houses. Instead he started with the first healing wards and was
rewarded  with patients having there daily chemo therapy in a harmonious environment and told Ken how thankful they were to having  created a healing environment . Beautiful soft pastel colored lounges, music and  DVD and video assisted the patients to  relax and de-stress. Robin Martin a well known Sydney Artist painted all the  dolphin and rainforest  murals and paintings that adorn the walls. Thanks to the Mirree Aboriginal  Dancers and to Steve Deal and Harii Bandhu and the road crew and sound engineer who gave there time to a great cause that  will live on for years to come as a dedication to the wellbeing of patients at The Royal North Shore Hospital.

1999 

 

2000    A big year with the Sydney 2000 Games. Attended opening ceremony. Acquired Sony digital camera and began filing Nature including Waterfalls of far North Queensland. Made several regular visits to Cairns and was lucky enough to capture the Barron Gorge in flood as well as the most pristine environment of Mossman Gorge.

Look At My Waterfalls DVD For All  Waterfalls Including The Barron Gorge In Flood in 2002 . Then with all the footage I had acquired I purchased a Casablanca Editing Suite and began to edit my first  DVD of nature and waterfalls and loved every minute of this new and exciting project. It features many of the popular Waterfalls in Far North Queensland. This was always a dream and with my Sony Digital Camera it became a reality!

 

Click On Cover To View  Samples

2001   Created Environmental Classics DVD and released through ABC Music Sydney Australia. This was a combination of Daintree Rainforest, Flowers, Oceans, Clouds Whales and Dolphin footage to classical music with a twist.

 

 

2002     Ken’s first son Kalvin Saxon Davis- Bisetto was born to Gaby Bisetto In Randwick Hospital Sydney on the 7th of July
Kalvin was in perfect health and Ken loved his new son but because of his constant work and touring allowed Gaby Bisetto to take care of Kalvin and Ken would see him as often as he could. Kalvin is now 9 years old and loves music, singing, photography and hi tech gadgets. Ken will teach Kalvin many of his life skills and assist Kalvin to achieve a life of creativity and success.

Ken & Kalvin  Davis In Sydney 2014

 

2003   

I attend business meetings all over Australia and promote my music and speak of the Dream to Reality which is what you have been reading for the past thirty minutes!

Click Here To See Ken In Full presentation Mode At A Success Business Meeting In Sydney 2004

Attended Midem 2003 and a successful meeting with Oreade Music who are distributing my Waterfalls DVD throughout the world as well as signing a deal for Spain and Portugal. Unfortunately the Spanish company went bankrupt soon after the signing through piracy in that country

2004
Ken Toured China With Manjia Luo – Concert Violinist & Dancer 

                    Click Photo Above To See Ken and Manjia Perform Live At The Xinghai Concert Hall

Ken toured China with Manjia Luo a concert violinist and dancer.  Ken performed at the distinguished Xinghai Concert Hall in Guangzhou as well as many other cities.

  

 
Ken and Manjia Lou In Concert In Beijing China

2005

 

 

November 2005 : Ken Celebrates The Arrival of The Kawai CR40A  Crystal Grand Piano To His House & Begins Recording The SPA Crystal Piano Release Soon After in 2006

2005: The Release Of Early Morning In The Rainforest DVD
Created and released the *Early Morning In The Rainforest DVD* which featured special moving nature menu’s of which I was very proud  and released the SPA CD as well as a second tour of China in November 2005.  I was lucky enough to visit the City Of Qingdao where the sailing will take place for the 2008 Beijing Games. Manjia Luo and  I were also a guests at the unveiling of a Charles Billitch painting for the Olympic City Of Qingdao Government. We performed other concerts in Guangzhou.

 

Click On Cover To See Samples

 

    

 

2005
November
Ken celebrates the arrival of the Kawai CR40 Crystal Grand Piano.
December 2005

  

2006
January
Ken  Records Spa 
Crystal Piano CD for release in 2006

 January To March:  Promotional Tour and Filming of Adelaide for up and coming CD Release
May 24th – June 4th    Promotional and concert tour of China including filming of Lake and Lei Feng Ta Temple
in  Hangzhou. Visited Shanghai University for discussions about national tour in 2007. Visited the  South China University to spend time with Chancellor Luo Shimming                   

June 22-24th Performed live at INATS (International New Age Trade Show) In Denver Colorado
Click On Photo To See Ken Perform Live At The INATS Visionary Awards

July 2006             Ken meets Nick Hodgson at INATS show. They form a great bond. Nick
Ken  travels to Albuquerque to attend and AMMA festival and is invited to play on two separate  occasions whilst AMMA gives Darshan.

July 4th         Ken visits the Yogananda Lake Shrine in Los Angeles and has a special guided tour by Brahma Charie Lee on the way to spend time in Encinitas near San Diego on the coast.

  July 9th        Ken performs at Joe Stumps private residence in Encinitas with a laser show. They had to turn many people away as there was only room for 100 people

                      Ken spends time in Encinitas creating new music on Roland XV 88 Keyboard. Music is pouring out of     Kens heart and soul as he feels totally at home in the USA
Ken agrees with Nick  to re create his web site that will give him a much wider profile in the USA with Charlie from
we expert USA. A strategy is worked out so the site will live and breathe.

19th July  Ken travels to Las Vegas for 4 days  to film life in Vegas

July 22nd Ken with Manjia Luo attend International Poets Conference at Riviera Casino in Los Vegas and promote there music
and to see a good business colleague International Photographer  Australian Peter Lik who now has galleries in Las Vegas, Hawaii, Australia and more.

International photographer Peter Lik invited Ken to attend the opening of his new gallery in The Venetian Casino complex in October 2006


July 23rd : Ken travels back to Encinitas to perform a an evening in Encinitas with Violinist Manjia

                         

August 

August 3rd:                  Return to Sydney to prepare for Adelaide CD launch on A


                                                    

August 18th :      Ken performs live in Rundle Mall Adelaide to a very receptive Adelaide audience.
Ken Was ponsored By Alan’s Music of Adelaide & Swiss Cheese Cakes of South Australia.
Ken Is Originally From Adelaide & Proud To Have Produced A CD For Adelaide & South Australia.

September 2006 :      Ken prepares to return to the USA for more gigs and to expand his
music.     Ken  assisted violinist Manjia Luo to
produce her live concert in Manly on September 24th.

Manjia performs her first solo concert in the Manly Gallery surrounded by her photography.
The sound and ature nvisuals produced by Ken Davis

October 2006  Ken attends opening of Sydney’s new Wildlife Word at  Sydney’s Darling Harbour
November 2006    Ken Attends Support Act Fund Raiser – Ken Attends APRA Screen Awards.

December  2006  Ken celebrates Christmas and gives his presentation at Caringbah Rotary Club.
Ken prepares to return to the USA early in 2007.

January  2007 :        Ken produces and re masters Scot Finnies CD   Songbook  Ken has always admired Scot and his amazing   voice and took this release to the USA and interest was shown but no recording contract was made

Click On The CD Cover To See Scot Play Live On Ken’s Crystal Grand Piano
(An Amazing Singer Songwriter)

                                            

                                     Scot Performed Live At Ken’s 60th Birthday Party (See Clip Below)

 Song  *Please Understand*  Scot Finnie Click Here

May 2007 :        Ken releases The Blue Mountains Experience, a Collection of his music that features the beauty of Nature in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales Australia

                                                      

June 2007   Ken releases long the awaited SPA Crystal Piano CD recorded at Ken’s studio.

Ken releases  a special CD for AMMA worldwide and all proceeds got towards Amma’s amazing work in India creating Hospitals, Schools and building houses for the poor.

                                                                         

June 16th 2007 :

Ken travels to Los Angeles to attend an Amma retreat  and to presents his CD  titled  Amma’s Love to her personally and to begin the process of the CD raising money for her wonderful work with building houses for the homeless and the poor in India as well as build schools to educate the children.

June 22nd – 25th  2007

Ken Attends INATS International New Age Festival in Denver Colorado USA with Violinist Manjia Luo and Sydney Pianist Fiona Hawkins accompanied by Husband Steve Hawkins. Ken played piano and featured his new CD release SPA Crystal Piano. Ken has been attending INATS for more than 5 years and has many friends at INATS including New York Pianist Richard Schulman.

July 2007 : Ken visits his good friend Peter Lik . Australia’s and the worlds most celebrated landscape photographer.
Ken was invited by Peter to visit his exclusive home in the Red Rock Country Club. Peter took time out to show Ken his galleries both at Caesars Palace  and The Venetian Casinos. www.peterlik.com
    

2007 

Live Performance| November 2nd to 4th 

Ken attends The Support Act Charity Melbourne Cup Lunch  With ABC and Now Channel 7 Weatherman Host Mike Bailey.

Support Act raises money by charity events to assist people in the entertainment industry that fall on hard times

                                                        

Ken performs at Australian Festival In Fort Lauderdale Florida. Ken wrote the festival song. This Is My Australia. USA

2008
Ken spends most of his time in the USA pursuing his career and entertaining USA

December 2008   Ken celebrates his 60th birthday with a fun party at his house in Sydney Australia with lots of close music friends.

Click On Picture  Here To See The Celebration

          Ken with concert and creative violinist and fashion model Manjia at Ken’s 60th Birthday Celebration

July 2009:
Ken travels to Dubai after being intrigued by the Arabic music that he feels is so powerful
Ken was invited by commercial airline pilot Steve Ferris a long time friend of Kens. Steve made Ken so comfortable and Ken felt so at home there he would have liked to have stayed longer . Ken also met Gwladys a very successful model and Steve’s partner who loves Ken’s music and uses it in her 7 star SPA in Dubai

  

July 9th to July 12th     Ken wrote an entire live album at Joshua Tree retreat center and performed a concert with  harpist  Peter Sterling who was introduced to Ken by  Mary Jones from Escondido
13th July :                      Ken is taken to San Diego Wildlife Park by Mary Jones whose knowledge on the animals is amazing
17th – 24th July
Ken flies to Salt Lake city to meet William Jones and Paul Utz from    
                                    Crystaltones to discuss recordincontract. Ken stays with long time Yoga friend Fern Lovett Baird

 

                                                                                                                         

October to December  2009
Ken spent three months recording with Crystaltones (pictured below)  The contract  is world wide with www.crystaltones.com Founders William Jones and Paul Utz met Ken at INATS (International New Age Trade Show In Denver Colorado) in 2007  Ken was invited by William to record in their Salt Lake City studio and stay at the Crystal Tones Temple.  It took two years before this came to fruition but after many SMS messages and email the persistence paid off.

November 8th   2009
Ken is invited to a traditional sweat lodge with Matt Haines in Salt Lake.
The experience is a profound one
with many spiritual guides visiting with profound messages for all in the sweat lodge. It was a three hour experience in around 110-120 degrees inside the teepee.
Friday 13th – 5th December 2009
Touring with Crystaltones in a  luxurious RV visiting stores and shows and Ken
performed live in San Diego,  Malibu: Palm Springs and Salt Lake City

Saturday 5th December 2009

Ken performed with William at the Salt Lake City Spiritual Center with the host Lee Carroll.
Lee’s wife Patti booked Ken to play with Lee and William was also invited to
perform with Crystaltones making it a very special evening.

                                                           

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January 2010 9th-13th
Ken flew to Tasmania for the first time and filmed in high definition both the Eco tourism  coast ride as well as Russell Falls Rainforest in the national park. Ken then filmed Port Arthur  and enjoyed the experience.
22nd  January
Ken updated the inside covers of the popular Crystal Clear and SPA with inclusions of the
Mind Body Spirit releases

February 2010      

11th
Ken signed his first deal with Hollywood with his Follow Your Heart track used in a Yoga scene in the movie  Assigning Venus
20th                                Ken after a great deal of time secured a contract  with Q Qantas in flight entertainment for his Floating
On Air Relaxation Program working with creative artist Selwyn Rodda from
Luma-Flow TV who 
creates amazing slow moving colorful meditations to relax passengers on the new A380 airbus.
Ken created this concept five years ago but has just been accepted after
many updates of the program
program to suit the Q in flight program  www.floatingonair.org

March 2010
Ken spent time renovating his house with a new kitchen and space age
guttering to cope with Sydney’s downpours which can be
very strong as Ken lives close the ocean. Ken then spent time with his family
Adelaide

May 2010
Filmed Natural Bridge and rainforest in Gold coast Hinterland with close friend Fran Rabbitts. Ken enjoys filming nature as it provides an inspiration to be close to nature. Ken visited an Australian nature cottage owned by Fran and Bunny Rabbitts at Reserve Creek and filmed water lilies there in the dam.

June 1st
Ken’s relaxation program is launched on Qantas A380 wide bodied jets. The first relaxation program in the world. Melbourne creative artist Selwyn Rodda created the amazing visuals.  Ken performed a solo concert in the New South Wales country town of Bundanoon. Highlights can be seen on youtube.

June 14th
Ken departed for Los Angeles to continue completion of his recording with Crystaltones in
Salt Lake City

25th -29th June  Ken performed at the Denver INATS (International New Age Show) performing on piano and catching up with the many friends he has met over the years including close friend Michael Verdeal. Ken played an impromptu concert with world renowned flautist Dean Evenson.  Ken was introduced to  Angelica Rose at INATS who was the new studio manager for Crystaltones. Celebration dinner with Crystaltones staff including William Jones, Paul Utz and new Manager Stephen Riley. Ken met Larelle Cox, Dr Judith and  Lori Falk

June 4th

Ken is introduced to Anoeska from Holland who is raising funds for children in Nepal. Ken’s
close friend Mary Jones introduces Anoeska to Ken as Anoeska is requesting Ken perform a
concert at her healing center in 2011 in Holland

July 8th -11th
Ken travels to Joshua Tree to perform his yearly fundraiser for Joshua Tree Retreat Center.
Guests are Mary Jones and Harpist Peter Sterling

July 16th
Ken performs a fundraising concert at San Diego Spiritual Center in San Diego. The audience
were very receptive and Ken members of the audience after the performance.

July 14th
Ken photographs San Diego and attractions  and enjoys a welcome day off

July 17
Ken performed with Crystal Tone Singing Bowls with Michael Verdeal and Angelica Rose
in  Los Angeles Party
Ken played live for the entire party and people were very in a dance mood. Ken was invited by socialite Larelle Cox.

July 19th       Ken spends a day in Malibu with friends

July 23rd        Ken attends a Lyle Lovett Concert and get a grand tour of the Disney Hall Center

July 27th        Ken spends the day in La Jolla and is introduce to a very special specialist in natural
health.

Jul 28th          Ken travels to Salt Lake  City to complete CD/DVD Crystal Bowl Awakening

July 29th – 30th   Film crew film interview with Ken for the DVD. In Little Cotton Canyon Wasach
Mountains

August 2010   Spent editing and final mixes on the the new DVD/CD now named Crystal Bowl Awakening

August 3rd-5th    Ken records 5th Dimensional Healing Tracks with Guests Michael Verdeal and
Angelica Rose  Edits interview with Disney editor Eddy Johnson at Avalanche Studios
in Salt Lake City. Great editing job done by Eddy with Ken directing the edit with
Angelica Rose overseeing.

August 7th -8th
Ken attends a Flower Of Life workshop with close friends Matt Deborah and Claire
Haines as well as other guests. Ken played his set of crystaltone singing bowls to all
participants

August 9th         Ken edits more footage with Eddy and records new soundtrack for the Crystal Bowl
Gallery for the DVD

August 12th -15th   Ken travels to   Escondido in the RV with William Jones and Paul Utz  to perform
with Jan Tover at a fund raiser for a Buddhist temple in Encinitas. Ken performed
on crystal singing bowls and grand piano after a rehearsal and lunch with Jan Tover

22nd -26th             Ken stays with friends in Los Angeles before returning to Sydney

October 2010        Ken is catching up on home life and enjoying a  chance to unwind and catch up on
some piano practice that always seems to elude him when he’s travelling a great deal

1st October
Ken visits the Nan Tien Buddhist Temple in Wollongong with close friend Manjia.
They also visit the Wollongong city center whilst in the area. Ken is also united with
long time friend Paul Eckermann a bass player from one of Ken’s first band in
Adelaide in 1974. Ken is happy and also searches for long time guitarist friend from
Khan Brett Summers. Luckily Paul Eckermann has Brett’s contact numbers.

4th October         Ken finds new tracks on a mini disc that will be released soon. Some of his best
recordings were found after many years of looking

November 28th   Ken travels to the Barrington Tops and films more nature and records the natural
bird calls. Ken filmed a Tranquil Lilly and Jerusalem Falls as well as as some
wildlife.

December 2nd
Ken celebrates his birthday with close friends Manjia, Jenny and Kevin Johnson Bade
in Dungog! Ken returns to Sydney to begin editing all the nature footage and to
prepare a new nature DVD for 2011

December 10th
Ken begins editing with Robin Newell a well known documentary maker. Ken also
works in his studio on the soundtrack  and extra chapters for the DVD

December 17th   2010
Ken celebrates the release of DVD/CD Crystal Bowl Awakening his first USA
Release !

10/11/2011    Ken meets Paul Watson Founder and Captain Of The Bob Barker Sea Shepherd Anti
Whaling Organization in Circular Quay Sydney Australia. Ken is a member and supports
Sea Shepherd in raising awareness of the plight of the whales in the Southern ocean and
how we have to protect them.

            

17/12/2011
Ken performs at Paddy’s Music Lounge In Brookvale Sydney. This venue will feature
Ken’s live performances in 2012 . Ken is assisting in promoting and creating this new
Sydney venue.       

11/11/2011   Ken Releases The Lily Pond DVD On This Very Special Day


11/01/2012     Ken travels to  Los Angeles California to attend the Down Under Gala Black Tie Dinner To Promote His Music To The World. Ken meets Delta Goodrem, Jamie Drury, Graham Jack Videgon Russell from Air Supply and many more celebrities as this prestigious event.

                    Ken will be adding more photos from his career over the coming months so keep coming back and take a look!

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                                      The Ken Davis Auto Biography

Ken Davis cares for our world and life itself. He lives in Sydney Australia where he creates his inspirational  instrumental music. His career spans more than forty years. His first relaxation release was  *Feelings FromWithin* on cassette in 1982.  His  music and nature sounds have  reached every corner of the world from his live performances at the Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbor in Sydney as well as many other locations.

 

Ken  composes music to heal and harmonize body mind and spirit. The music appeals to peoples minds who are searching for a positive and inspirational alternative to the aggression and disharmony that  dominates  our world today. The hectic pace of life in cities is so fast,  so much that life itself has become very stressful. We need balance in our lives and soothing healing music provides the balance.  Music speaks all languages!

Let me introduce my story to you as a composer of instrumental relaxation music. This will assist you in understanding more my  life as a composer and my views of the world we live in.  My belief is that life is to be enjoyed and celebrated. Music is the universal key to uplifting the spirit in us all. Music  unites humanity by tones. Certain tones touch certain emotions. Beautiful melodies create peace and a loving vibration. If the world was united by music without greed and aggression and famine we would have a peaceful world. The Celebration of Life is about the Celebration of the Human Spirit!

 

Click On CD Cover To View Ken Playing Eternity From Celebration Of Life

The visit of Oprah to Sydney Opera House created the same euphoria.
I am so happy that Oprah decided to visit Australia and tell the rest of the world about or magic land. There should be more global ambassadors like Oprah and through music I hope to have an influence on peoples lives by creating a Quest For Utopia Style Of Living through listening to Uplifting & Inspirational music  music for people to Celebrate Life to the full

 

A  Day In The Life Of Ken Davis!

The day for me starts usually around 6am. This includes keeping fit with Yoga, eating well and a routine of piano practice and composition for at least one to two hours a day when ever time allows. This is my meditation time.

                                                  

A time when the mind is quiet but creative and inspirational ideas flow. Around  9am I begin to accomplish my goals for the day. This can vary from recording  or mixing in studio or to attending daily business. To this day often working 12 to 15 hours a day.

However this is the joy of being in your chosen career It is the driving force in your life and therefore can work long hours with an energy that lives in your heart called passion. It is the passion and inspiration that brings the joy and love into the music.

The gift of music has allowed me to live my dream of bringing peace and harmony to peoples lives. I give thanks daily for this wonderful spiritual gift. A never-ending belief and love of music and a healthy positive attitude, have resulted in my achievements to date. The composition of music and the business of marketing the music takes great dedication, like an athlete, whose goal it is, to win gold at the Olympic Games. You have to be totally dedicated and focused to win!
Each goal achieved, opens a new door and you go through that door and enter a new unfolding experience as part of your life.

My Musical Career 

My musical skills started in the school band in England at the age of nine where I was the lead trumpet player. My family came to Australia in 1963 and settled in Adelaide where I attended school.

In 1970 after spending time in jobs I liked but didn’t love I dabbled with keyboards  and began started composing music after picking up a guitar on a cruise ship going to England for my first overseas holiday, and to my surprise found the guitar easy to play. At the end of the cruise I could play The House Of The Rising Sun. I wrote my first song called
**Do They Have to Kill The Wales**. This was a calling to assist the whales and dolphins to be protected worldwide and to help bring that focus to the world. I have always loved nature!
   

Photos From 1970 On My Time In London Where I stayed For A While With Friends I Had Met On The Ship On The Way Over To England

                     

My passion for music was endless and this enthusiasm led to me to  become a success in music in Australia first and then the world!
I joined a blues band in Adelaide in 1971, to learn more playing skills, and spent a year with the band with Ian Nancarrow and learnt a great deal. Formed my first rock style band * Khan * in Adelaide in1972 and played mostly original music but no record contract resulted. Being under the Zodiac of Sagittarius I always felt comfortable being the leader and organizer of the band.

The Khan band moved from Adelaide to Perth for two years and played every venue in Perth. We supported Midnight Oil, Split Ends Sherbet, Hush, Mi Sex and many other top Australian Bands. Khan was a well-known band in Perth.                                                                  

 The band then went through a line up change and moved to Sydney. In Sydney the band went through various line up changes and a name change and became IQ.

 

 

 

 

Left Top: Ken Davis (Keyboards Guitar  Right Top: Andrew Sakawtiz (Synthesizers-Piano)
Bottom Left Alex Bash (Drums)  Bottom Right Carl Rourke (b

 IQ Band That Entered Star Search 1980 Channel 10 We Won Our Heat! 

Life In Tokyo – Written By Ken Davis  Vocals Jenny Lee (Sydney Australia)
Drums Peter Radnai

This Band Line Up Was Only Together For  Short Time

The band  IQ became a very well known in the music business, as an original band in Australia. Andrew the keyboard player at the time left the band to join another and that’s when I met a very young Mars Lasar after watching him on a television program playing Jean Michelle Jaree’s  Oxygene. I called Mars and after much persuasion he joined the band. The band became even more electronic and modern using synthesizers as its base. Mars had a creative mind and I inspired him to write music for IQ. We wrote songs both solo and together and recorded a Mini Album Called IQ (This was thebands first and last release on an independent label called Cream Music.

 The Album never received airplay but sold a few copy to our fans. After many gigs and a year  later I  decided to disband and form an electronic duo with Mars Lasar and kept the name IQ.

                                            **Universe In Time** On Donny Sutherlands Sounds1983

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfbC9eO65sA

 

 

 

 We were lucky to have met a very enthusiastic fan of IQ who became our manager. His name was Christophe Vali. Christophe had met Kim Ryrie from Fairlight Industries and mentioned he managed IQ. Kym became very interested as he had been to see  the Mike Oldfield Concert the week before and had been very impressed by IQ’s performance and music as support artists. Kym and Peter Vogal had developed The Fairlight Music Instrument, the most elaborate music computer system in the world and at the time used by Stevie Wonder. They began talking and IQ was invited to Fairlight in Darlinghurst Sydney where I was very vocal about acquiring a Fairlight and performing with one live. Kym agreed and we ended up with two Fairlights and spent a great deal of time creating music on them. This elevated our profile and we started to get Television Appearances like Donny Sutherlands Sounds and Simon Townsend’s Wonder World. In1982  IQ went to Tokyo and Osaka as the IQ Band to display our skills on the Fairlight Music Computer.
Click On Photo To See IQ Band Play Live
Song     Please Don’t Change Me  (1981)

                                                         

                         Ken Davis and Mars Laser In Tokyo Performing With Two Fairlight Computers

This was a great experience, as I had always wanted to go to Japan.

After Japan Henk Visschedijk now known as Darpan now living in Byron Bay and a spiritual healer joined the IQ band  as lead vocalist and together we recorded Humans. I wrote the music and Henk and I worked on the Lyrics. We filmed the film clip for the song *The New Tomorrow* at Jamison Street in Sydney and this was a success. However it did not lead to a recording contract. Through Fairlight I had been introduced to the Linn Drum machine and modern mixers. This had given me a great opportunity to realize the potential of new music now called dance music. Mars Lasar decided to go it alone, soon after, and moved to the USA and continued his career with Fairlight USA. Henk had other solo gigs as well as being a sought after actor at the time. He is now a Sharman under the name Darpan who lives in Byron Bay and has a spiritual centre.

                                                     Click Here To Hear ** The New Tomorrow **

Written By Ken Davis  Keyboards Mars Lasar  Vocals  Henk (Darpan)
Worth A Listen

Disillusioned with the music business the Australian Music Industry did not know what to do with a creative and innovative composer into ambient and melodic music. I looked for the alternative solution. My gift was melody. I loved synthesizers and sequencers as this allowed my mind to create music of a new era soon to be known as New Age Music! I acquired more Roland Synthesizers. The early Roland SH2 and TR 707 Drum machines. These linked together and produced a sound that I knew would be popular. I spent day and night for many months experimenting with all my new gear and still incorporated my guitar playing in the music at the time. I felt confident that this new music was going to give me an opportunity to go it alone. No more was I going to rely on other members of the band. With all my new gear I could produce everything!

                                  
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The Solo Era 1983         Ken Reaches Out Into His Own World

This was the time I decided to branch out on my own and perform solo on synthesizers and guitar. It was the best decision I had ever made.   

  In 1983 recording the innovative music from the line out sockets from the back of my YAMAHA mixer, direct to cassette tape on a Ghetto Blaster, resulted in a recorded sound of exceptional quality. This quality still today stands up today as some of the best recordings ever made. All of these ideas came from intuition and creativity and belief. Breaking down traditional barriers always gave me a thrill. These recordings were called  The Early Master Tapes. These still exist today, and will be released in years to come. My first solo instrumental release was Imagination on cassette, followed by my firstrelaxation release :Feelings From Within: Then came :Early Morning In The Rainforest: Crystal Clear : followed by :Dreamscapes: then :Visual Dreams: Visual Dreams featured The Arabic scale and seemed to affect people in a way thatdefies explanation as the combination of music and spiritual scales and melody touched people profoundly.

At Circular Quay in 1984, now known as Customs House Square, and getting the power for the PA System and keyboards from the local café there. The first live solo performance by Ken Davis was on a Sunday afternoon at 2pm in 1984. 

 Picture Of Ken’s First Solo Performance At Circular Quay Sydney 1984                                                

Cassette tapes had been duplicated just in case anyone wanted to purchase the music. The IQ album was also for sale as Ihad a few copies left. To my sheer delight, people lined up to purchase a cassette during the breaks and I would autographthem.

I had proved to myself that the public liked the music from my live performances. After fifteen years of trying to get a recording contract, I could perform and promote my music on my own! 

This had never been attempted in Australia and I became the first artist in Australia to create, record and distribute his own music. Now many other Australian artists have followed a similar path and create and distribute their own music.

Realizing that day I didn’t need a major record company to distribute the music, I looked forward to performing live again the  very next week. Thanks Intuition. Ken Davis Music could do all its own contracts and bookings for live performances and promotions and perform live.
The next performance at Customs House Square in Sydney was organized for the following week, as the cafe where I had my power plugged into had increased their turnover for the day and more free performances were organized for the next four Sundays.

Ken With Guest Keyboard Player Dale Nougher At Customs House Square Dale Designed The First IQ Album Cover

Ken With Overseas Fans In 1985 Who Took His Personally Autographed Music Cassettes Back To Their Own Countries
Ken Became A Household Name And Was Featured On Thousands Of Photo’s Taken By The Tourists An Locals

 

 

 

Click Here To See Ken Perform Live In SydneyPerforming His High Energy Music 

Crowds started to appear and regulars were turning up to listen to the music. The son of the then managing director of the Opera House, David Martin stood and watched one Sunday and during a break asked me if I would like to perform at the Sydney Opera House Bennelong in three weeks time.

The first performance was on a large stage was well received.

 

Ken Performs His First Solo Performance At The Sydney Opera House Bennelong 1984

 David Martin then asked his father if a regular performance at the Sydney Opera House Bennelong for no fee could be organized allowing the merchandising of my music. New rules were being written and transformed by the day.
He agreed to the weekly performances and so the regular Opera House Live shows became a regular event. One of the best and well known landmarks in Australia and the world had become my regular performance space.

Ken Performs Every Week Outside Concerts On The Sydney Opera House Bennelong

 This led to the music being taken back to every country in the world from airline flight crews visiting the Opera house and purchasing the music as well as thousands of tourists and locals who enjoyed the relaxing and beautiful melodies.
The music became popular on United Airlines and Qantas and 10other airlines worldwide. People wrote to me often from hearing the music on these Airlines. Qantas uses the music regularly on its Oasis relaxation channel on International Flights today.
Thanks
to the live performances at the Sydney Opera House. 

A guest book for all the names and addresses of people was placed at the point of sale.
Anew CD/cassette was released about every 6 months.

This resulted in an increase in cassette sales.
As well as The Sydney Opera House regular performances I appeared regularly at Sydney’s  Darling Harbor EntertainmentComplex as well as Manly Wharf, Pier One, China Town, Penrith Mall,  Blacktown Mall, Brisbane Mall, Caville St Mall Gold Coast ,Newcastle Mall, Coffs Harbor, 

                                       

                                                      Click On The Photos Above To See Ken Play Live
(Song)  If You Only Knew How Good Life Could Be For All Of Us

                                                                         Ken Performs Live On Television In Coffs Harbor Australia 1987

 Click Here To Hear *Everywhere I Go** Live Darling Harbour 1985

                                                         Click  Here To Hear The Song ** Smile **    1987

Byron Bay, Expo 88, Universities Australia Wide, Martin Place Amphitheatre, Adelaide’s Rundle Mall, Penrith Mall, Perth and Fremantle Malls, The opening of the Pitt St Mall In Sydney. Melbourne and Canberra Shopping Centers including Canberra Festival sponsored by St George Building Society in1984. I performed in Canberra many times later as Canberra was in need of this style of music!

At this time the Spirit Of The Rainbow Cassette was released and assisted Green peace with raising funds for their environmental causes by my donating part of the proceeds of the sales. The Rainbow Warrior composition wascomposed the very next day after news broke that it had been sunk in New Zealand Harbor. It was a very powerful and influential peace of music. Many radio interviews were forthcoming and so word of the music was slowly gainingrecognition and a name becoming a household word in Sydney.

Barry Board at J and B Records in Australia released *Quest For Utopia* in 1986 on CD Cassette and Vinyl.
This was my first CD release. A TV Marketing campaign by J and B records followed and informed thousands of people of the new release!

This release was made up of many of my favorite tracks live!  Being a proud Australian  wherever  I performed live, Australian Flags were placed on all four corners of the keyboard stands. This helped gain positive recognition from the public of my love for Australia.

The music being composed at this time was varied, even incorporating High Energy Music for people that liked aerobics and to be motivated, people liked to watch my ability to control eight keyboards and a mixer and create inspirational music at the same time

A Cassette for Tai Chi was created after researching that there was no specific releases of music for Tai Chi and this release was the first Tai Chi Music Cassette in the world! Tai Chi performances were a regular feature at the live performances.  It was a market that opened up as did many others to my music as an alternative market. Massage, Tai Chi Yoga and so on!

In 1985 Ken Davis Music was registered as a business name and used until 1992, when the business became a company titled Ken Davis Music International Pty Ltd. My goals were to become successful in Australia and then the world.

Darling Harbor where Ken opened the Dolphin Court in 1994 in the Festival Marketplace proved to be a winner! as I was able to convince the entertainment coordinator that if I was given permission to perform live regularly for free. The autographing of CDS and Cassettes proved to be very popular. Glossy colored brochures were produced and more CDS and Cassettes were created.

Australian Geographic retail stores were approached to sell the music and accepted the offer. I became the first Australian composer to be selected for music sales in there retail stores throughout Australia.  Early Morning In The Rainforest was the first release in there stores, as well as Daintree Dreamtime, Crystal Clear and many other titles on the music interactives in each store including my first  nature DVD Waterfalls . There are now more than 50Australian Geographic Stores nationally . I am involved in creating  music especially composed and displayed for the branding of Australian Geographic Stores. This achievement has created a win win situation with this company and continues today. 

ABC music in Australia had also taken on the music nationally as  many people had requested Ken’s music when visiting theABC Stores.

Midem Canne France In 1992

In 1992 Ken  attended the Midem Music Festival in Cannes for the first time in France. The heads of record Companies go every year to this event to swap catalogues and to introduce new artists and new product. Canne is about building relationships.
You build friendships and relationships by going to Canne.

During my first visit to Midem in Canne  a meeting was arranged with Canadian businessman Frank Swain. He headed a company out of Toronto Canada called Holborne Distributing and we got along really well.

His catalogue was instrumental music and nature sounds .This was a lucky break for me as he was looking for new product to extend his Holborne Catalogue.

Frank Swain took my samples back to Canada and within three weeks a distribution deal was signed. My titles were placed on Holborne Canada’s Music Interactives throughout the USA and Canada

On that Midem visit Hans Vatter from Amsterdam based company Dureco, approached KDMI for samples . This resulted in a distribution deal for Europe. All in all a very good first visit to Midem Canne. I have attended Midem 8 times now andwill attend more in the future.

On returning to Australia I was approached by well known public speaker Sandy MacGregor from Calm Australia and created a special peace of music called Infinite Joy for his Seminar Business.

Many other practitioners use the music in there healing centers incorporating massage and alternative therapies. Beauty salons also use the music . This is a captive audience whilst customers are having therapy treatments. 

So the second part of the dream had taken place

At Midem in 1992 I also met the General Manager of Dino Music Australia , Gary Jones in Canne. He invited me to join his group at lunch. We chatted and talked about Dino Music Australia distributing my product with a TV campaign. They advertised nationally and dropped CDS and Cassettes with TV ads featuring waterfalls and beautiful images of nature as a backdrop and it worked ! My music was taking a new direction working with Nature Sounds in most of my releases and The Relaxation Music was popular! The haunting sound of the Pan Flute appealed to a great many people of all ages inthe community. This meant that the music appealed from young people to the elderly. My distribution deal in Australia continued for three years with Dino and in 1996 Dino and Ken Davis Music parted company. I had been determined to open a New Age Label called Atlantis still with Dino music but Dino declined the idea.

Time for Change

My popularity  in Canada and the US was strong through Holborne Canada as Holborne Canada. They  had introduced my music via the Music Interactives to the US forces in US bases worldwide. This was a new market. Sales increased dramatically in the US and Canada on the music Interactives.

 The brochures became more glossier and the Ken Davis Music Web site was launched on the web in1994. I always liked to be first in keeping up with technology. I remember how hard it was to get on line at that time.

I did however see that one day music would come through the telephone line. It was at this time I performed my first live concert with a full lighting and audio visual production at the Zenith Theatre in Chatswood  Sydney.

                                                        

 The concert was a success but was marred by 48 hours of torrential rain that stopped many of the fans who had booked to see theconcert from attending. I remember the whole production team was soaked to the skin when we moved all of the equipment out of the theatre. It was still raining two days later!

First Healing Wards In Australia At Sydney’s  Royal North Shore Hospital

In 1998 Ken worked with Joanne Turner a Canadian girl who was gravely ill with Leukemia whilst working artist in Sydney Australia. Joanne wrote to Ken requesting that he perform live concerts to raise money to assist the patients at Royal North Shore Hospital. Ken had been there a year earlier to see another friend who had Leukemia and was not impressed with what he saw.  Ken  agreed to  perform three concerts three months later and thanks to The Independent Theatre with the concert and silent raffle and donations the concerts raised $ 10,000. Joanne was indeed a credit to herself and if you are ever at the Royal North Shore go to level 12 in the main building and see the  Dolphin and Rainforest Rooms that were created from the money raised. Ken always wanted to be involved in  creating healing houses. Instead he started with the first healing wards and was
rewarded  with patients having there daily chemo therapy in a harmonious environment and told Ken how thankful they were to having  created a healing environment . Beautiful soft pastel colored lounges, music and  DVD and video assisted the patients to  relax and de-stress. Robin Martin a well known Sydney Artist painted all the  dolphin and rainforest  murals and paintings that adorn the walls. Thanks to the Mirree Aboriginal  Dancers and to Steve Deal and Harii Bandhu and the road crew and sound engineer who gave there time to a great cause that  will live on for years to come as a dedication to the wellbeing of patients at The Royal North Shore Hospital.

1999 

 

2000    A big year with the Sydney 2000 Games. Attended opening ceremony. Acquired Sony digital camera and began filing Nature including Waterfalls of far North Queensland. Made several regular visits to Cairns and was lucky enough to capture the Barron Gorge in flood as well as the most pristine environment of Mossman Gorge.

Look At My Waterfalls DVD For All  Waterfalls Including The Barron Gorge In Flood in 2002 . Then with all the footage I had acquired I purchased a Casablanca Editing Suite and began to edit my first  DVD of nature and waterfalls and loved every minute of this new and exciting project. It features many of the popular Waterfalls in Far North Queensland. This was always a dream and with my Sony Digital Camera it became a reality!

 

Click On Cover To View  Samples

2001   Created Environmental Classics DVD and released through ABC Music Sydney Australia. This was a combination of Daintree Rainforest, Flowers, Oceans, Clouds Whales and Dolphin footage to classical music with a twist.

 

 

2002     Ken’s first son Kalvin Saxon Davis- Bisetto was born to Gaby Bisetto In Randwick Hospital Sydney on the 7th of July
Kalvin was in perfect health and Ken loved his new son but because of his constant work and touring allowed Gaby Bisetto to take care of Kalvin and Ken would see him as often as he could. Kalvin is now 9 years old and loves music, singing, photography and hi tech gadgets. Ken will teach Kalvin many of his life skills and assist Kalvin to achieve a life of creativity and success.

Ken & Kalvin  Davis In Sydney 2014

 

2003   

I attend business meetings all over Australia and promote my music and speak of the Dream to Reality which is what you have been reading for the past thirty minutes!

Click Here To See Ken In Full presentation Mode At A Success Business Meeting In Sydney 2004

Attended Midem 2003 and a successful meeting with Oreade Music who are distributing my Waterfalls DVD throughout the world as well as signing a deal for Spain and Portugal. Unfortunately the Spanish company went bankrupt soon after the signing through piracy in that country

2004
Ken Toured China With Manjia Luo – Concert Violinist & Dancer 

                    Click Photo Above To See Ken and Manjia Perform Live At The Xinghai Concert Hall

Ken toured China with Manjia Luo a concert violinist and dancer.  Ken performed at the distinguished Xinghai Concert Hall in Guangzhou as well as many other cities.

  

 
Ken and Manjia Lou In Concert In Beijing China

2005

 

 

November 2005 : Ken Celebrates The Arrival of The Kawai CR40A  Crystal Grand Piano To His House & Begins Recording The SPA Crystal Piano Release Soon After in 2006

2005: The Release Of Early Morning In The Rainforest DVD
Created and released the *Early Morning In The Rainforest DVD* which featured special moving nature menu’s of which I was very proud  and released the SPA CD as well as a second tour of China in November 2005.  I was lucky enough to visit the City Of Qingdao where the sailing will take place for the 2008 Beijing Games. Manjia Luo and  I were also a guests at the unveiling of a Charles Billitch painting for the Olympic City Of Qingdao Government. We performed other concerts in Guangzhou.

 

Click On Cover To See Samples

 

    

 

2005
November
Ken celebrates the arrival of the Kawai CR40 Crystal Grand Piano.
December 2005

  

2006
January
Ken  Records Spa 
Crystal Piano CD for release in 2006

 January To March:  Promotional Tour and Filming of Adelaide for up and coming CD Release
May 24th – June 4th    Promotional and concert tour of China including filming of Lake and Lei Feng Ta Temple
in  Hangzhou. Visited Shanghai University for discussions about national tour in 2007. Visited the  South China University to spend time with Chancellor Luo Shimming                   

June 22-24th Performed live at INATS (International New Age Trade Show) In Denver Colorado
Click On Photo To See Ken Perform Live At The INATS Visionary Awards

July 2006             Ken meets Nick Hodgson at INATS show. They form a great bond. Nick
Ken  travels to Albuquerque to attend and AMMA festival and is invited to play on two separate  occasions whilst AMMA gives Darshan.

July 4th         Ken visits the Yogananda Lake Shrine in Los Angeles and has a special guided tour by Brahma Charie Lee on the way to spend time in Encinitas near San Diego on the coast.

  July 9th        Ken performs at Joe Stumps private residence in Encinitas with a laser show. They had to turn many people away as there was only room for 100 people

                      Ken spends time in Encinitas creating new music on Roland XV 88 Keyboard. Music is pouring out of     Kens heart and soul as he feels totally at home in the USA
Ken agrees with Nick  to re create his web site that will give him a much wider profile in the USA with Charlie from
we expert USA. A strategy is worked out so the site will live and breathe.

19th July  Ken travels to Las Vegas for 4 days  to film life in Vegas

July 22nd Ken with Manjia Luo attend International Poets Conference at Riviera Casino in Los Vegas and promote there music
and to see a good business colleague International Photographer  Australian Peter Lik who now has galleries in Las Vegas, Hawaii, Australia and more.

International photographer Peter Lik invited Ken to attend the opening of his new gallery in The Venetian Casino complex in October 2006
July 23rd : Ken travels back to Encinitas to perform a an evening in Encinitas with Violinist Manjia

July 27th:  Ken sets up his keyboards to perform at The Los Angeles Gift Show in Los Angeles Convention Centre for four days of performance and promotions. Public are very enthusiastic.                                   

August 2006

Ken stays in Los Angeles and spends time with good friend Jill L’armand

August 3rd:                      Airport and return to Sydney to prepare for Adelaide CD launch on August 18th


   

                                                    

August 18th :      Ken performs live in Rundle Mall Adelaide to a very receptive Adelaide audience.
He was sponsored by Allan’s Music of Adelaide and Swiss Cheese Cakes of South Australia.
Ken is originally from Adelaide and is very proud to have produced a CD for South Australia
and Adelaide.

September 2006 :      Ken prepares to return to the USA for more gigs and to expand his
music.     Ken  assisted violinist Manjia Luo to
produce her live concert in Manly on September 24th.

Manjia performs her first solo concert in the Manly Gallery surrounded by her photography.
The sound and ature nvisuals produced by Ken Davis

October 2006  Ken attends opening of Sydney’s new Wildlife Word at  Sydney’s Darling Harbour
November 2006    Ken Attends Support Act Fund Raiser – Ken Attends APRA Screen Awards.

December  2006  Ken celebrates Christmas and gives his presentation at Caringbah Rotary Club.
Ken prepares to return to the USA early in 2007.

January  2007 :        Ken produces and re masters Scot Finnies CD   Songbook  Ken has always admired Scot and his amazing   voice and took this release to the USA and interest was shown but no recording contract was made

Click On The CD Cover To See Scot Play Live On Ken’s Crystal Grand Piano
(An Amazing Singer Songwriter)

                                            

                                     Scot Performed Live At Ken’s 60th Birthday Party (See Clip Below)

 Song  *Please Understand*  Scot Finnie Click Here

May 2007 :        Ken releases The Blue Mountains Experience, a Collection of his music that features the beauty of Nature in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales Australia

                                                      

June 2007   Ken releases long the awaited SPA Crystal Piano CD recorded at Ken’s studio.

Ken releases  a special CD for AMMA worldwide and all proceeds got towards Amma’s amazing work in India creating Hospitals, Schools and building houses for the poor.

                                                                         

June 16th 2007 :

Ken travels to Los Angeles to attend an Amma retreat  and to presents his CD  titled  Amma’s Love to her personally and to begin the process of the CD raising money for her wonderful work with building houses for the homeless and the poor in India as well as build schools to educate the children.

June 22nd – 25th  2007

Ken Attends INATS International New Age Festival in Denver Colorado USA with Violinist Manjia Luo and Sydney Pianist Fiona Hawkins accompanied by Husband Steve Hawkins. Ken played piano and featured his new CD release SPA Crystal Piano. Ken has been attending INATS for more than 5 years and has many friends at INATS including New York Pianist Richard Schulman.

July 2007 : Ken visits his good friend Peter Lik . Australia’s and the worlds most celebrated landscape photographer.
Ken was invited by Peter to visit his exclusive home in the Red Rock Country Club. Peter took time out to show Ken his galleries both at Caesars Palace  and The Venetian Casinos. www.peterlik.com
    

2007 

Live Performance| November 2nd to 4th 

Ken attends The Support Act Charity Melbourne Cup Lunch  With ABC and Now Channel 7 Weatherman Host Mike Bailey.

Support Act raises money by charity events to assist people in the entertainment industry that fall on hard times

                                                        

Ken performs at Australian Festival In Fort Lauderdale Florida. Ken wrote the festival song. This Is My Australia. USA

2008
Ken spends most of his time in the USA pursuing his career and entertaining USA

December 2008   Ken celebrates his 60th birthday with a fun party at his house in Sydney Australia with lots of close music friends.

Click On Picture  Here To See The Celebration

          Ken with concert and creative violinist and fashion model Manjia at Ken’s 60th Birthday Celebration

July 2009:
Ken travels to Dubai after being intrigued by the Arabic music that he feels is so powerful
Ken was invited by commercial airline pilot Steve Ferris a long time friend of Kens. Steve made Ken so comfortable and Ken felt so at home there he would have liked to have stayed longer . Ken also met Gwladys a very successful model and Steve’s partner who loves Ken’s music and uses it in her 7 star SPA in Dubai

  

July 9th to July 12th     Ken wrote an entire live album at Joshua Tree retreat center and performed a concert with  harpist  Peter Sterling who was introduced to Ken by  Mary Jones from Escondido
13th July :                      Ken is taken to San Diego Wildlife Park by Mary Jones whose knowledge on the animals is amazing
17th – 24th July
Ken flies to Salt Lake city to meet William Jones and Paul Utz from    
                                    Crystaltones to discuss recordincontract. Ken stays with long time Yoga friend Fern Lovett Baird

 

                                                                                                                         

October to December  2009
Ken spent three months recording with Crystaltones (pictured below)  The contract  is world wide with www.crystaltones.com Founders William Jones and Paul Utz met Ken at INATS (International New Age Trade Show In Denver Colorado) in 2007  Ken was invited by William to record in their Salt Lake City studio and stay at the Crystal Tones Temple.  It took two years before this came to fruition but after many SMS messages and email the persistence paid off.

November 8th   2009
Ken is invited to a traditional sweat lodge with Matt Haines in Salt Lake.
The experience is a profound one
with many spiritual guides visiting with profound messages for all in the sweat lodge. It was a three hour experience in around 110-120 degrees inside the teepee.
Friday 13th – 5th December 2009
Touring with Crystaltones in a  luxurious RV visiting stores and shows and Ken
performed live in San Diego,  Malibu: Palm Springs and Salt Lake City

Saturday 5th December 2009

Ken performed with William at the Salt Lake City Spiritual Center with the host Lee Carroll.
Lee’s wife Patti booked Ken to play with Lee and William was also invited to
perform with Crystaltones making it a very special evening.

                                                           

                                                                  Click Here To View Podcast     

January 2010 9th-13th
Ken flew to Tasmania for the first time and filmed in high definition both the Eco tourism  coast ride as well as Russell Falls Rainforest in the national park. Ken then filmed Port Arthur  and enjoyed the experience.
22nd  January
Ken updated the inside covers of the popular Crystal Clear and SPA with inclusions of the
Mind Body Spirit releases

February 2010      

11th
Ken signed his first deal with Hollywood with his Follow Your Heart track used in a Yoga scene in the movie  Assigning Venus
20th                                Ken after a great deal of time secured a contract  with Q Qantas in flight entertainment for his Floating
On Air Relaxation Program working with creative artist Selwyn Rodda from
Luma-Flow TV who 
creates amazing slow moving colorful meditations to relax passengers on the new A380 airbus.
Ken created this concept five years ago but has just been accepted after
many updates of the program
program to suit the Q in flight program  www.floatingonair.org

March 2010
Ken spent time renovating his house with a new kitchen and space age
guttering to cope with Sydney’s downpours which can be
very strong as Ken lives close the ocean. Ken then spent time with his family
Adelaide

May 2010
Filmed Natural Bridge and rainforest in Gold coast Hinterland with close friend Fran Rabbitts. Ken enjoys filming nature as it provides an inspiration to be close to nature. Ken visited an Australian nature cottage owned by Fran and Bunny Rabbitts at Reserve Creek and filmed water lilies there in the dam.

June 1st
Ken’s relaxation program is launched on Qantas A380 wide bodied jets. The first relaxation program in the world. Melbourne creative artist Selwyn Rodda created the amazing visuals.  Ken performed a solo concert in the New South Wales country town of Bundanoon. Highlights can be seen on youtube.

June 14th
Ken departed for Los Angeles to continue completion of his recording with Crystaltones in
Salt Lake City

25th -29th June  Ken performed at the Denver INATS (International New Age Show) performing on piano and catching up with the many friends he has met over the years including close friend Michael Verdeal. Ken played an impromptu concert with world renowned flautist Dean Evenson.  Ken was introduced to  Angelica Rose at INATS who was the new studio manager for Crystaltones. Celebration dinner with Crystaltones staff including William Jones, Paul Utz and new Manager Stephen Riley. Ken met Larelle Cox, Dr Judith and  Lori Falk

June 4th

Ken is introduced to Anoeska from Holland who is raising funds for children in Nepal. Ken’s
close friend Mary Jones introduces Anoeska to Ken as Anoeska is requesting Ken perform a
concert at her healing center in 2011 in Holland

July 8th -11th
Ken travels to Joshua Tree to perform his yearly fundraiser for Joshua Tree Retreat Center.
Guests are Mary Jones and Harpist Peter Sterling

July 16th
Ken performs a fundraising concert at San Diego Spiritual Center in San Diego. The audience
were very receptive and Ken members of the audience after the performance.

July 14th
Ken photographs San Diego and attractions  and enjoys a welcome day off

July 17
Ken performed with Crystal Tone Singing Bowls with Michael Verdeal and Angelica Rose
in  Los Angeles Party
Ken played live for the entire party and people were very in a dance mood. Ken was invited by socialite Larelle Cox.

July 19th       Ken spends a day in Malibu with friends

July 23rd        Ken attends a Lyle Lovett Concert and get a grand tour of the Disney Hall Center

July 27th        Ken spends the day in La Jolla and is introduce to a very special specialist in natural
health.

Jul 28th          Ken travels to Salt Lake  City to complete CD/DVD Crystal Bowl Awakening

July 29th – 30th   Film crew film interview with Ken for the DVD. In Little Cotton Canyon Wasach
Mountains

August 2010   Spent editing and final mixes on the the new DVD/CD now named Crystal Bowl Awakening

August 3rd-5th    Ken records 5th Dimensional Healing Tracks with Guests Michael Verdeal and
Angelica Rose  Edits interview with Disney editor Eddy Johnson at Avalanche Studios
in Salt Lake City. Great editing job done by Eddy with Ken directing the edit with
Angelica Rose overseeing.

August 7th -8th
Ken attends a Flower Of Life workshop with close friends Matt Deborah and Claire
Haines as well as other guests. Ken played his set of crystaltone singing bowls to all
participants

August 9th         Ken edits more footage with Eddy and records new soundtrack for the Crystal Bowl
Gallery for the DVD

August 12th -15th   Ken travels to   Escondido in the RV with William Jones and Paul Utz  to perform
with Jan Tover at a fund raiser for a Buddhist temple in Encinitas. Ken performed
on crystal singing bowls and grand piano after a rehearsal and lunch with Jan Tover

22nd -26th             Ken stays with friends in Los Angeles before returning to Sydney

October 2010        Ken is catching up on home life and enjoying a  chance to unwind and catch up on
some piano practice that always seems to elude him when he’s travelling a great deal

1st October
Ken visits the Nan Tien Buddhist Temple in Wollongong with close friend Manjia.
They also visit the Wollongong city center whilst in the area. Ken is also united with
long time friend Paul Eckermann a bass player from one of Ken’s first band in
Adelaide in 1974. Ken is happy and also searches for long time guitarist friend from
Khan Brett Summers. Luckily Paul Eckermann has Brett’s contact numbers.

4th October         Ken finds new tracks on a mini disc that will be released soon. Some of his best
recordings were found after many years of looking

November 28th   Ken travels to the Barrington Tops and films more nature and records the natural
bird calls. Ken filmed a Tranquil Lilly and Jerusalem Falls as well as as some
wildlife.

December 2nd
Ken celebrates his birthday with close friends Manjia, Jenny and Kevin Johnson Bade
in Dungog! Ken returns to Sydney to begin editing all the nature footage and to
prepare a new nature DVD for 2011

December 10th
Ken begins editing with Robin Newell a well known documentary maker. Ken also
works in his studio on the soundtrack  and extra chapters for the DVD

December 17th   2010
Ken celebrates the release of DVD/CD Crystal Bowl Awakening his first USA
Release !

10/11/2011    Ken meets Paul Watson Founder and Captain Of The Bob Barker Sea Shepherd Anti
Whaling Organization in Circular Quay Sydney Australia. Ken is a member and supports
Sea Shepherd in raising awareness of the plight of the whales in the Southern ocean and
how we have to protect them.

            

17/12/2011
Ken performs at Paddy’s Music Lounge In Brookvale Sydney. This venue will feature
Ken’s live performances in 2012 . Ken is assisting in promoting and creating this new
Sydney venue.       

11/11/2011   Ken Releases The Lily Pond DVD On This Very Special Day


11/01/2012     Ken travels to  Los Angeles California to attend the Down Under Gala Black Tie Dinner To Promote His Music To The World. Ken meets Delta Goodrem, Jamie Drury, Graham Jack Videgon Russell from Air Supply and many more celebrities as this prestigious event.

                    Ken will be adding more photos from his career over the coming months so keep coming back and take a look!

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