DAVEY MUISE

FIND YOUR SHOVEL

A former pre-school teacher now standing on stages worldwide as the frontman of renowned Boston hardcore band, Vanna – Davey Muise lives his life by following his heart and pursuing his passions without fear of judgment.

Despite growing up in a broken home in New England, Davey viewed his situation as an opportunity to overcome his surroundings and use them as a platform to inspire others.

He’s harnessed the lessons he’s learned from living through depression, divorce, abandonment, and failure and used them to help inspire future generations to do better.

Davey uses his music as a vessel to tell youth across the globe that they are not alone in their fight; that although we may feel weak and useless on our own, we can band together and become a force enough to foster real change in our lives and event in the lives of others; that we can “find our shovel” and dig ourselves (and others) out of negativity we may be buried in.

Today, Davey has dedicated his life to being about people. Whether it’s touring with his bands, producing in a studio or working one on one with students, he takes the values he’s learned with punk rock and brings them to the world. He has brought those ideas to life with his nonprofit Shovel Brand, in which he raises money to help clothe homeless and at risk students in his community and, one day, the globe. Davey’s overall message is sure to hit home with everyone who hears it. Davey’ s mantra is sure to echo in your heart, mind and soul forever: “I believe in you if you believe in me.”

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Biography

Davey uses his music as a vessel to tell youth across the globe that they are not alone in their fight; that although we may feel weak and useless on our own, we can band together and become a force strong enough to foster real change in our lives and even in the lives of others; that we can “find our shovel” and dig ourselves (and others) out of the negativity we may be buried in.

Today, Davey tours non-stop with Vanna, who have played in front of audiences in over 20 countries and sold nearly 100,000 records worldwide.

Davey and his wife are also invested in Hope For The Day, a non-profit organization dedicated to suicide awareness and prevention.

Davey’s message is sure to resonate with your youth well after his visit and his mantra will echo for years to come: “I believe in you if you believe in me.”

Speaking Programs

Davey will elaborate on a lot of the lessons he shared in his episode of The Harbor – what he’s learned from being adopted, seeing his family go through divorce, living in a single-family home, drug abuse, depression, etc. Although his assemblies will discuss some serious topics, Davey will also focus more on how we can find the shovel to dig ourselves out of our rut; how we can find that thing we’re so passionate about that it will see us through all of our hardships. Whether it be music (as in David’s case), art, sports, or just stepping outside of our comfort zone and working hard at something we want – Davey feels we can all find a way to help ourselves and then lend a helping hand to others.

Reviews

Davey was a tremendous speaker and an inspiration to the students. We used him as our kick-off to our anti-bullying theme for the year, which is “Overcoming Adversity”. The students and staff could not be more complimentary to Davey and his presentation. The kids were totally taken by his words and appreciated his candor. You know a presentation is good, when a large amount of students stay behind to meet the speaker and take pictures even though they would be late for lunch. Davey is a wonderful and a true inspiration to us all. – Rick Delmnonaco – Clark Public Schools – Arthur L. Johnson High School


Davey really connected with our students, especially our most at risk. We have brought in speakers each year and most of our seniors said that they liked Davey the best (or second best next to Mike Smith). We are a diverse school and Davey’s message was on point. Highly recommend him to any school that is super diverse or that has a high at risk population. – Kristin Murphy – Mountain View High School


I wanted to share with you the impact he had on my daughter. She is a freshman at Blue Valley High School. She is a really great kid and gets a lot of grief for the fact that she is a “goody-goody”. It’s not often that she attends an assembly that stops her in her tracks. She has not stopped talking about Mr. Muise. His story truly impacted her. I just thought you should know. – Marie King – School or Organization Name


Davey had a great presentation. The feedback from the youth was very positive. We are happy to have found him on recommendation.  – Alicia Towery –  Jefferson County Health


We send a group of teachers to the Jostens Renaissance conference every year. Last summer, Davey was a keynote speaker. After hearing his message and knowing that our Renaissance theme this year was Kindness, our whole team wanted to bring him in to speak with our students. Davey’s story and message of caring and kindness fit perfectly. The one phone call that can be made to someone and change that’s person’s trajectory or path is a strong message for our students to hear.. – Dustin Horras – Horizon Middle School


Davey Muise travels from Oregon