Davis Mallory is a recording artist, singer-songwriter, DJ and former cast on MTV’s The Real World: Denver, with music on Warner Denmark, Armada Records, Cedric Gervais’ label Delecta and more dance labels around the world. Davis’s debut EP LOUD is available on Spotify, Apple and Amazon!
Born and raised in Marietta, GA, Davis grew up singing in his church choir. After graduating college from Stetson University, Davis auditioned and was cast on MTV’s The Real World: Denver and starred on 3 MTV Challenges: The Inferno 3, The Duel 2 and Rivals. Davis’ love for music though lead him to a role as the music correspondant for MTV’s NewNowNext.com and a full-time role at Capitol Records’ Astralwerks label (dance label home to David Guetta & Swedish House Mafia). It was during these record label years that Davis attended Dubspot School of Electronic Music studying DJing & audio production, and began DJing throughout New York City – with his debut performance as a DJ at New York’s legendary nightclub Pacha.
Already having an intriguing story to tell, Davis gave a TED Talk on his path into the music industry titled “Achieve Your Creative Dream.”
In 2013 Davis left New York and moved to Nashville, TN to sharpen his songwriting skills and to record original music. Throughout 2013-2017 Davis wrote over 300 songs with notable songwriters, producers & artists including: Roger Murrah (BMI Songwriter of the Decade), Robert Ellis-Orrall (producer of Taylor Swift’s debut album), Scot Sax (Grammy-winning songwriter for Faith Hill & Tim McGraw’s “Like We Never Loved At All”), Matraca Berg (3-time Grammy nominated songwriter with songs recorded by Dixie Chicks, Deana Carter), Raquel Cole (Canada CMA Discovery Award Artist), Thom Scuyler (inducted into the Nashville Songwriter Hall of Fame), and others.
In 2014, Davis’ MTV co-star Diem Brown passed away from cancer and he wrote a tribute song called “Beautiful Girls (Diem Brown’s Song)” with songwriters Ben Goldsmith and Tori Tullier. Davis, Ben and Tori then wrote the song “Anyone Would Know” (about Davis’ last boyfriend in New York City). Swedish DJ/Producer John Dahlback (Lady Gaga, Swedish House Mafia & Avicii) released his remake of the song on his EP Color in My heart. John’s version can be heard here: “Anyone Would Know” signed to Armada Records.