Severna Park High School graduate Blaine Davis is working to establish a music scene in Severna Park with his own recording studio.
Davis, 28, recently opened Severna Park Hit Factory on Cedar Road and has already racked up a few clients.
“Our motto is a local label with a national sound,” Davis said. “My goal is to produce hits for every client. I am looking for talent.”
After having some health issues and undergoing what he called the “worst year of his life,” in 2012, Davis said he had a lot of time to think about what he wanted to do for a career.
Having already recorded two albums—one with his band Evergreen and one as a solo artist—Davis decided music and recording was his ultimate passion.
“I thought long and hard about what I want to do with my life, and I figured out that developing a Severna Park music scene seemed like a pretty good idea,” Davis said. “I wrote my first song in seventh grade, I was 12, ever since then I haven’t been able to stop. This is my passion. This is my life.”
Davis has already worked with a few clients, including rising HipHop artist Peter Henry, of Pasadena, who goes by the name PeedyFly.
Henry said working with Davis was a lot of fun, and that they were able to be successful because Davis wouldn’t settle for a sound they didn’t like.
“I told him right from the get-go if you hear something that’s not right to stop me, and he didn’t hesitate …and I appreciate that,” Henry said. “A lot of people are very timid about stopping an artist when they are doing something. I thought we had a good chemistry for the first time recording.”
Davis said his ultimate goal for his recording company is to get a record deal with a major record label in Manhattan. He also said he’d eventually like to work with students at Severna Park High School and start a song writing competition.
For now though, Davis said just helping other artists find there sound is exactly why he chose to pursue this career.
“Sharing a funny moment with them and seeing them smile. Seeing them happy with my work—that’s my favorite part,” Davis said.