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Singer/songwriter and recording artist Richard Davia is a thoughtful performer with a knack for crafting melodic contemporary soft rock tunes. Born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island to a family of English and Italian heritage, Davia performed in a number of east coast rock bands before attending the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. >>> Having long been inspired by music, Davia hasn't left his pop roots behind. In March 2010, he completing his self-published recording titled 'Erased'. Shortly after, he followed-up with the song 'Fly' and his first music video as a solo artist. >>> Early in his career, Davia established himself as a serious musician and songwriter. He studied with classical guitarist Michael Nicolella while teaching at Tarro Music Studios. At Tarro, Davia recorded on a number of studio sessions while learning the ropes of working with sound engineers and music producers. In the early 90's, he joined Emerald City, a New England based rock band that established a loyal following. The band pursued a record deal while playing shows in Boston, Providence, and New Haven when A&R reps were actively signing artists in the area. Davia left Emerald City and co-founded Hard Knoxx. With Knoxx, a harder-edged sound emerged while collaborating with singer/songwriter Eric Ullman and producer Tony Ricci. >>> Today, Davia's passion for music continues as he writes and explores new recording techniques with producer Thomas Rao. One song at a time, Davia is committing his music to record. >>> Davia states, "For me, making music is not about playing. It's about listening. Listening to what's around you, what the past tells you. And most importantly, it's about listening to that voice inside you. People can put me in a box, singer/songwriter man, life-crisis man, man-who-never-grew-up man. I'm comfortable with that. But don't put my music in a box. It's a living thing with a life of its own. And it needs to breathe."