Keeley Davis

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Keeley Davis
Keeley san diego.jpg
with Sparta at San Diego, May 2007
Background information
Born (1976-01-04) January 4, 1976 (age 40)
Origin Richmond, Virginia, U.S.
Genres Alternative rock, indie rock, post-hardcore, emo, math rock, electronic, ambient
Occupation(s) Musician, singer-songwriter, graphic designer
Instruments Guitar, vocals, bass guitar, piano, organ, synthesizer, sampler, programming
Years active 1996–present
Labels Lookout, Lovitt, Jade Tree
Associated acts Bughummer, Engine Down, Sparta, Denali, Glös, Heks Orkest
Notable instruments
Rickenbacker 330

Keeley Davis (born January 4, 1976) is an American alternative rock musician, singer-songwriter and graphic designer from Richmond, Virginia.


He was the primary lead singer of the band Engine Down, in which he also played guitar. He was also in the band Denali with his sister, Maura Davis. He played bass and synthesizer.

Engine Down disbanded (under friendly circumstances) after a farewell tour in 2005, and Davis joined Sparta as lead guitarist. Davis has since recollaborated with Maura in the ambient indie rock side-project Glös, formed by him and former Engine Down drummer Cornbread Compton. Their debut album, Harmonium, was released in April 2007 on Lovitt Records. As of 2009, he is working with new band, Heks Orkest, which features longtime collaborators, Jonathon Fuller and Cam DiNinzio.


With Bughummer[edit]

  • Getaway With (1998)

With Engine Down[edit]

  • Under the Pretense of Present Tense (1999)
  • To Bury Within the Sound (2000)
  • Demure (2002)
  • Engine Down (2004)

With Denali[edit]

With Sparta[edit]

With Glös[edit]

  • Harmonium (2007)

With Heks Orkest[edit]

Equipment with Sparta[edit]

Keeley Davis playing lead guitar during Sparta's 2006 tour.

Unlike bandmate Jim Ward, Davis keeps relatively the same guitar and amp setup on each tour. All of Davis' pedals, two guitars and one amplifier were stolen when their storage facility in Los Angeles was broken into,[1] so the equipment he performs with as of May 2007 is mostly new.


  • Rickenbacker 330
  • Gibson Les Paul Special Double Cut
  • Epiphone 50th Anniversary 1961 SG Special


  • Orange 100 Watt Rockerverb Amp
  • Orange 4x12 Cab


  • Line 6 DM-4
  • Line 6 DL-4
  • Line 6 MM-4
  • Digitech Whammy


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