Where are they now? - Jon Davison

This page last updated: 21 Sep 2017

YES and projects with several Yesmen
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Anderson
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Squire
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Howe
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White
Geoff
Downes
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Horn
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Banks
Patrick
Moraz
Bill
Bruford
Rick
Wakeman
Trevor
Rabin
Billy
Sherwood
Igor Khoroshev
Oliver Wakeman

Benoît David
Jon Davison
Asia
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Anderson & Wakeman
Others associated with the band

Jon Davison's Official Facebook: Jon 'Juano' Davison

Yes

Davison remains in Yes: see the main page.

With Glass Hammer
Davison was in Glass Hammer (Facebook) from 2009-14, but left the band due to his commitments to Yes. Lately, the band have been working with Susie Bogdanowicz as their lead singer, but they have remained open to working with their previous singers.

Coming soon from Glass Hammer is Untold Tales (teaser video), a compilation of "rare and unreleased" tracks, both studio and live, "spanning the history" of the band from 1993-2017. Pre-orders are available through the band's website, to ship 20 Oct. Vocalists on the album include Davison, Bogdanowicz, Walter Moore, Carl Groves, Laura Lindstrom, Fred Schendel and Steve Babb. The album was mastered in Aug 2017. Tracks include a 2009 Beatles cover with Bogdanowicz and a May 2017 live recording of "No Man's Land", with a total run time for the album of over 70 minutes. Coinciding with the album's release is a hardcover photobook chronicling the band's history.

In early Aug 2017, during Yes's Yestival tour, Davison told one fan that he is back working with Glass Hammer: it is unclear whether this is new material or a reference to Untold Tales.
 
With Taylor Hawkins
The Birds of Satan is a band from Davison's childhood friend and Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins (worked with Brian May, Coheed & Cambria, Slash, Alanis Morisette). Davison guested on two tracks of the band's eponymous debut, released 2014: details in Yescography. In an Aug 2014 interview, Davison described the project as "the first CD, I guess you'd say, and I did some singing on that and a little 12-string work." He also described how Hawkins had been working with Squire and that the three had been considering a project together (see under Squire).

Davison guested singing Rush's "Tom Sawyer" with the Foo Fighers on 19 Sep 2015 at a show in Anaheim, CA. Davison then performed guitar and backing vocals with Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders at the Guitar Center's 27th Annual Drum Off in Los Angeles, CA, on 16 Jan 2016.

Other projects
Having worked with them previously, Davison has a small role on Mogador's album Chaptersend (Mentalchemy Records), released 3 Apr 2017 digitally and 9 Apr on CD (available from Mentalchemy). Tracks:
  1.  "Summer Sun" (5:35), with Ida Di Vita (violin)
  2. "The Escapologist" (7:00)
  3. "Deep Blue Steps" (4:38), Elisa Salvaterra (flute)
  4. "Still Alone" (6:17)
  5. "Josephine's Regrets" (4:02), with Davison (backing vocals); song available on YouTube, ... and on Soundcloud
  6. "Breaking Day" (1:13)
  7. "Gentleman John" (9:55)
  8. "Tell Me Smiling Child" (2017 version) (2:51)
  9. "The Tide's Undertow" (6:38), from hereon forming the "Fundamental Elements Suite" (2017 version)
  10. "The Salamander" (9:56)
  11. "Floating in the Void" (7:11)
  12. "Mammon's Greed (Pt.1) Eternity's Gift" (2:50)
  13. "Mammon's Greed (Pt.2) Infinity's Price" (5:46)
The band consists of Richard Allen (drums, vocals, percussion), Salvatore Battello (bass, backing vocals), Luca Briccola (guitars, flute, backing vocals, bass), Samuele Dotti (keys, backing vocals) and Marco Terzaghi (vocals). Details in Yescography.
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Davison guested on Billy Sherwood's Citizen album—details on the main page. He is also guesting on a project from Edison's Lab, who also have a Sherwood connection—details also on the main page.

Davison guested on Lost and Found (Seacrest Oy; promo video) from The Samurai of Prog, having appeared on 2 of their previous albums. The 2CD release came out in Apr 2016; the band are Marco Bernard (basses), Kimmo Pörsti (drums, percussion, engineering) and Steve Unruh (vocals, violin, flute) with Stefan Renström (keys) and Tom Doncourt (keys). Renström died last year shortly after completing his parts for the album. Others on the album include Kamran Alan Shikoh (Glass Hammer; electric guitar), Mark Trueack (United Progressive Fraternity, ex-Unitopia; vocals), David Myers (The Musical Box; piano), Linus Kåse (Änglagård, Brighteye Bison; saxes), Johan Öijen (Brighteye Brison; electric & acoustic guitars), Chip Gremillion (ex-Lift; keys), Keith Christian (ex-Quill; vocals) and Steve Scorfina (ex-Pavlov's Dog; guitar). The album celebrates lost prog epics from the 1970s that were never released, the band using original recordings for reference, but then applying their own arrangements. See details in Yescography. Davison sang lead on the track "She (Who Must be Obeyed)" [mus: Vincent Kusy/Fred Callan; lyr Louie Lovino] (12:11), by the band Odyssey.

Asked in the Jan 2013 interview about "plans for a Jon Davison solo album down the road", Davison replied, "I have no desire at this point in time to do any type of solo work. I've always preferred collaborative efforts. Between Yes and Glass Hammer [which he was then in], I find that there is more than enough creative opportunity."


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YES and projects with several Yesmen
Jon
Anderson
Chris
Squire
Steve
Howe
Alan
White
Geoff
Downes
Trevor
Horn
Tony
Kaye
Peter
Banks
Patrick
Moraz
Bill
Bruford
Rick
Wakeman
Trevor
Rabin
Billy
Sherwood
Igor Khoroshev
Oliver Wakeman

Benoît David
Jon Davison
Asia
CIRCA:
Anderson & Wakeman
Others associated with the band

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