Jeremy Davis

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Jeremy Davis
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Davis with Paramore in 2014.
Background information
Birth nameJeremiah Clayton Davis
Born (1985-02-08) February 8, 1985 (age 33)
Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Musician
  • songwriter
InstrumentsBass
Years active2004–2015
Associated actsParamore
Websiteparamore.net

Jeremiah Clayton "Jeremy" Davis (born February 8, 1985) is an American musician and songwriter. He was the bassist for the rock band Paramore until his departure in December 2015.

Early life[edit]

In 2002, at the age of 16, he was living in Franklin, Tennessee, where he played in a funk cover band called The Factory, where he met Hayley Williams. Through Williams, Davis met the other members, brothers Josh Farro and Zac Farro, then forming Paramore. Davis admitted that due to Zac's young age (with him being 12 at the time) he thought people wouldn't take them seriously until he saw him play.

Paramore[edit]

Davis playing with Paramore at the 2007 Van's Warped Tour

Paramore was created in Franklin, Tennessee in 2004 by the two brothers Josh Farro (lead guitar/backing vocals) and Zac Farro (drums). Taylor York was also a part of the band from the very beginning, but his parents wanted him to finish school first and later returned in 2007. Later, they asked Hayley Williams (lead vocals/keyboards) to join the band, and through Hayley, Jeremy Davis (bass guitar) joined as well. In 2005, John Janick, founder of record label Fueled by Ramen, signed a contract with them. Prior to forming Paramore,[1] the other members of what was soon to be Paramore had been "edgy about the whole female thing" of having Williams as singer, but as they were good friends, she began writing with them, and eventually became a member.[2]

Davis performing with Paramore in 2010 Soundwave Festival.

The band was eventually signed to a deal on Fueled by Ramen. The band released their first album, All We Know Is Falling, without him. For this time, Davis was replaced by John Hembree. He rejoined soon afterwards and was present on the band's second album, Riot!. Davis also plays bass on the live albums The Final Riot! and Live in the UK. The band's third album, Brand New Eyes, was released on September 29, 2009. Their fourth album, Paramore, was released in 2013. It was announced on December 14, 2015 that Davis would no longer be in the band, and that Paramore would continue as a duo.[3][4]

Davis in 2013.

In February 2016, Davis became embroiled in a legal battle with Williams and Taylor York, over ownership and authorship of the songs and a portion of the royalties from Paramore's self-titled album, as well as a share of the band's touring revenue and other income. Davis claimed Varoom Whoa, the business entity that operates Paramore, was a partnership, and that Williams and York are also partners. The business denied this, claiming Williams and York are employees also (York admitting this himself also), that Davis was paid what he earned during his time in the band, and that whilst Williams is the only one signed to Atlantic Records, she shared her personal earnings from them with the band as a sense of camaraderie.[5][6] Davis' claims were later found false and inaccurate, and he agreed to an ordered motion to dismiss his claims against the band, in April 2017, settling the case. The terms of the settlement are undisclosed.[7]

Equipment[edit]

Personal life[edit]

On September 30, 2011, he married British actress Kathryn Camsey.[9] The couple's first child, Bliss Belle Buttercup Davis, was born on December 28, 2013.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hayley Williams; Josh Farro (2007-06-26). "ASL's Exclusive Interview With Paramore" (Interview). Interviewed by Joshua Martin. Archived from the original on 2007-10-19. Retrieved 2007-10-12.
  2. ^ Josh Farro; Bob Krenchaw; Jeremy Davis (2006-07-14). "Interview With Paramore" (Interview). Interviewed by cathyreay. Archived from the original on March 26, 2008. Retrieved 2007-08-17.
  3. ^ "Paramore - These last few years have held some of the most... - Facebook".
  4. ^ "Paramore part ways with bassist Jeremy Davis". Alternative Press.
  5. ^ "Davis vs. Williams and York". Case 3:16-cv-00686. Retrieved April 25, 2017.
  6. ^ "Paramore, former bassist embroiled in legal battle". The Tennessean. Retrieved March 4, 2016.
  7. ^ Rettig, James (May 12, 2017). "Paramore Settle Legal Dispute With Former Bassist Jeremy Davis". Spin. Retrieved May 13, 2017.
  8. ^ Rack Review w/Paramore's Jeremy Davis. 30 November 2010 – via YouTube.
  9. ^ Justin Harp (2011-10-03). Paramore's Jeremy Davis weds British hippie Kathryn Camsey. digitalspy.co.uk
  10. ^ "Jeremy Davis on Twitter". Twitter.

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