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Singing hadnt been in Kristin Davis career trajectory, in fact, her entire involvement in her brother Petes band, The Young Citizens (later Sweet Davis) came together entirely by chance. Pete Davis recalls: There was always music at our house. Being the drummer, you dont want to lug your equipment so our house became the rehearsal spot. We always had a lot of different musicians who would sit in and play with us. I just never realized my sister would be one of them!
On one particular night they were having a jam session at the house, a combination party/rehearsal session for an upcoming show at a bar in D.C. called the Barbequed Iguana. When the singer didnt show, Kristin, who had had a couple drinks and was feeling no pain, grabbed the microphone and started singing. Pete Davis recalls: I knew my sister had musical talent but had never really heard her sing. That night we knew she was it.
Kristin recalls their first gig:The bar had beer taps coming out of the walls and you were handed a plastic cup when you paid your cover charge; a true hole-in-the-wall, says Kristin Davis. The stage steps were a series of milk crates which made it a challenge to move equipment up and down onto the stage. We were so nervous and energized playing that we blazed through our set list at lightening speed and I ended up singing Police cover tunes to fill the time.
The bands personal taste in music is incredibly eclectic. Pete Davis credits influences such the Police, Rush, Arctic Monkeys the Ramones, Echo and the Bunnymen for giving them their unique sound. The range of alternative influences have somehow helped Sweet Davis channel up-tempo melodies, which when combined with Kristin Davis unique voice, melodic orchestral arrangements and thought provoking lyrics gives the listener songs that will leave you jonesin for more.