“I really like telling stories. When I was little my mom made me wear a headlamp and go running through the mountains in the early mornings. I also had to wear a pirate eye patch for a while and crawl laps around the kitchen table with knee pads on to develop my brain, so it’s been a totally wild ride from the get go.
As far as music goes, I wanted to be a musician right away but when I was a kid I wrote songs for other people to sing because I only liked boys voices. When I was twelve I tried to put an ad in the classifieds to get a drummer for my punk band. My dad kiboshed it and told me I was twelve. I was pretty mad for a couple years but I was able to rave most of my tween angst away with likes of Isis Graham and friends. That’s where I accepted my girlie voice and started singing with DJs. I eventually went to music school in Vancouver where I learned electro-acoustic and orchestral scoring, launched my solo project which I sang on and produced, went to Red Bull Music Academy 2008 and opened for La Roux and Dragonette in Vancouver. After that I decided moving across the country to start fresh in Toronto would be no big deal. I ended up living at my parents house in Calgary for a few months (a year).
Nowadays I’m back in Toronto and working in a couple ongoing projects. I also do lots of collaborations as a vocalist with people who’s music I love and who I feel privileged to work with. My main gig is ‘The Number Line’ which I co-produce with the guys from Vitaminsforyou. Our second ep is just about done and we have a handful of videos on youtube. I also have a new project with the guys from AGFA I’m pumped about called ‘Eisbar’. We’re just about to release our first ep.
That’s pretty much it for music. The only other thing I’m into is history which is why I know that in medieval times they used to sew the back half of one animal onto the front half of another and roast them as mythical creatures for feasts. Never forget where you came from.”
Maybe the most charismatic female performer in Canada.
She’s got the kind of insane, effortless charisma that separates the Karen Os of the world from the vast legions of also-rans.
—The Georgia Straight
Bound to keep your imagination in check.
—New York Post
Listed on Silent Shout’s Top 100 Songs of 2012 (January 2013)
Killah Beez - (September 2013)
Slient Shout - (September 2013)
Silent Shout - (June 2013)
Silent Shout – (March 2013)
Silent Shout (November, 2012)
Winnie Cooper (October 2012)
Redbull Music Academy Daily News (March 2011)
Speakerboxxx (March 2011)
Silent Shout (March 2011)
Keys N Krates Blog (Feb 2010)
The Georgia Straight (April 2010)
Ion Magazine (Aug 2009)ION at North by Northeast
The Georgia Straight (Aug 2009)Nothing Disappointing about Olio Festival’s first night acts
Guttersnipe Media (Feb 2009)Piper at the Gates of Dawn
That Rock Blog (Feb 2009)Local Exposure: He who pays the piper calls the tune
Red Bull Music Academy Daily News (Jan 2009)Hyper Piper: Piper Davis Launches Series of Monthly Free Tracks
Needle Drop Magazine (May 2009)Under the Scope: Piper Davis
All The Best Things (April 2009)Closet Studios and Growing Red Bull Wings: Piper Davis is Magical Like Unicorns
Exclaim Magazine (Nov 2008)Piper at the Gates of Dawn
Winnie Cooper (Nov 2008)Hush: Piper Davis is one of Vancouver’s Best Kept Secrets
Discorder Magazine (Oct 2008)Piper Davis Goes to School to Get Schooled
The Skinny Magazine (June 2008)Music Waste Review
The Peak (May 2008) Piper Davis is Addicting
Mercedes Benz Mixtape (March 2008) Mixtape 19
PAMPA022 - The Southern Sun EP - Stimming feat Piper Davis - Pampa Records (2014)
SUB027 - Substation Sampler Two - Monochrome with Isis Graham (2014)
Eisbar EP (2014)
The Number Line EP – 02 (2014)
The Number Line EP – 01 (2013)
Piper Davis EP – YYZ Records (2011)
AGFA – ‘Closer To The Edge’ Featuring Piper Davis – Fort Knox Recordings (2013)
'Academics’ – Mercedes Benz Mixtape (2008)
‘Young Professionals’ Featuring Natalia Lafourcade – RBMA ‘Various Assets’ (2008)
‘How Many How Many’ Natalia Lafourcade and Piper Davis – RBMA ‘Various Assets’ (2008)
‘Just Words’ Russ Elevado, Piper Davis and Natalia Lafourcade – RBMA ‘Various Assets’ (2008)
Neighbour – ‘Rhine Stone Cowgirl’ Featuring Piper Davis – Homebreakin’ (2008)