Visionary, Creator, Arranger and Producer
Chip Davis is the genius behind Mannheim Steamroller and the driving force of American Gramaphone, the largest independent record label in the country. His now-classic Fresh Aire series and unmatched Christmas album sales have brought him international renown. Chip combines the dynamics of musical mastery and technical wizardry to create a style often described as “18th-century Rock-n-Roll.” He named the band Mannheim Steamroller for the 18th-century musical technique that we know today as the crescendo. To date he
has nineteen gold, eight multi-platinum and four platinum-certified records, placing him among an elite group of artists such as Jay-Z and U2.
While Chip no longer performs as a member of the band due to cervical disc
damage, he continues to have 100 percent involvement in the Christmas
concerts including creative and production direction of the entire tour.
Between the two bands Mannheim Steamroller is bringing their renowned
holiday tradition to 74 cities and 80 performances this year.
Often characterized as a Renaissance Man, Chip is the author of several
children's books and just released his latest children's/YA book, The Wolf and The Warlander. The trilogy is the story of two unlikely friends: Seti the wolf and Ghost, the Warlander horse, two of the many animals on his
150-acre farm just outside Omaha, NE. His farm also houses a number of
other horses, an additional timber wolf, a family of ducks along with other
natural critters throughout the surrounding woods.