Davey studied theatre and film at the University of Glasgow and has since worked as a playwright, theatre director, musician, composer, dramaturg, workshop leader and occasionally a performer for various companies throughout Scotland and beyond. In 2005 he wrote and directed Snuff as winner of the Arches Award for Stage Directors. The play opened at the Arches Theatre, Glasgow, before transferring to the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, as part of their Fringe Festival Season 2005. It was then picked up by the National Theatre of Scotland and toured to London, Belfast and across Scotland. The play was runner up for the Meyer-Whitworth Award 2006. After that he wrote Wired for Oran Mor’s “A Play, A Pie, A Pint” season, earning a nomination for Best New Play at the Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland 2006, before the play was performed in a new production at the King’s Head Theatre in London. Recently, he wrote and directed Rupture, a co-production between the National Theatre of Scotland Workshop and Traverse Theatre. In 2006 he became the first Director in Residence with the National Theatre of Scotland, creating music for multi-award winning production BlackWatch, which premiered at the Traverse during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2006 and has since embarked on a world tour.