ADAM DAVENPORT is the kind of artist some might call a Renaissance man: actor, model, writer, filmmaker, music producer. Born in Harvey, Illinois, one of the poorest neighborhoods in the country, Davenport overcame many obstacles in his youth to graduate from Yale University and became a recipient of the Panavision New Filmmaker Award, a distinction shared by Paul Thomas Anderson and Steven Soderbergh on their first directing efforts. At 27 he became the youngest member in the Playwright/Directors Unit of the Actors Studio.

He made his New York stage debut last year in Michael Bergmann's production of the opera Bonfire of the Vanities, and recently filmed the role of Hercules in the independent feature Project Olympus produced by Road Warrior Entertainment. He was recently directed by Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis in a reading of Amiri Baraka's DUTCHMAN, and early next year filming a supporting role in the period civil rights drama SON OF THE SOUTH, to be executive produced by Spike Lee. To date he has worked with the likes of Alfre Woodard, Tony nominee Daphe Rubin-Vega and Academy Award winner Melissa Leo. As a model he has been featured by DNA Magazine, AbCoaster and Klipsch Audio.

"I am drawn to music's ability to convey feeling in a way that no other art form can," says Davenport. "Dance music particularly has always resonated with me in its ability to rouse thousands of people together in one space to move to a single beat and elevate them to a sort of spiritual higher ground. There is also a sort of inclusiveness in dance music: on the dance floor, all are welcome, regardless of their race, gender or sexual identity."

Davenport began studying the piano when he was nine years old; next month he will perform "Lux Aeterna" at Carnegie Hall. His debut EDM single "My Return Address is You," featuring Shanica Knowles, is being released this in January 2017 by Independent Ear. Davenport dreams of bringing progressive house and electronic dance music to the Broadway stage.


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Described as an electro-pop/dance ballad with a chorus that may get stuck in your head, "My Return Address is You" was written for Knowles by Davenport and Leslie Mills, an Emmy-nominated songwriter based in Nashville whose songs have been featured in the soundtracks for nearly a dozen films, including WhiteOleander and What a Girl Wants. -


My Return Address Is You | Single | January 2017