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Jon "Juano" Davison is an American singer who is the current lead vocalist of American progressive/symphonic rock band Glass Hammer and, in February 2012, replaced singer, Benoit David, in the English progressive rock band Yes.

BiographyEdit

Davison's earliest involvement with music began when he sang in the church youth choir led by his mother. From an early age, she instilled in him an appreciation for music and love for singing. Soon after he took up guitar and bass, which eventually led him during High School to perform in various original and cover bands with his childhood best friend,Taylor Hawkins (currently the drummer for Foo Fighters). It was Hawkins who gave Jon the nickname "Juano" that has stuck to this day.

Davison then attended the Art Institute of Seattle to study audio and video production where he landed the gig of bassist for Northwest group Sky Cries Mary. Throughout the 1990s, he continued recording and touring with the band. Some highlights of this period were traveling to Japan; appearing on late night talk shows including Late Night with Conan O'Brian and The Daily Show; and, through Microsoft in 1995, being the first group to ever perform an entire concert as a live Internet broadcast (beating The Rolling Stones by one week).[citation needed]

In 1998, Davison met his wife, Maewe, in Seattle at a meditation circle. In 2001, they moved for a year to Maewe's home of Brazil. While living there, Davison played bass with Ronald Augusto.

Davison remained a member of Sky Cries Mary, but also joined the now-disbanded Yes tribute band Roundabout. In 2009, Glass Hammer discovered Davison singing Yes music online and asked him to join the band as "the voice we were always writing music for", according to founding members Steve Babb and Fred Schendel.[citation needed] He has since recorded two albums with them, If and Cor Cordium.

In February 2012, Davison was announced as the new lead singer of Yes, replacing Benoit David, who left the group due to illness.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. YES Recruit New Singer

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