Daley (musician)

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Daley
Born(1989-09-29) 29 September 1989 (age 22)
OriginManchester
GenresSoul, pop
OccupationsSinger, songwriter, musician
InstrumentsKeys, piano, vocals
LabelsUniversal Republic
Associated actsGorillaz, Damon Albarn, Estelle, Marsha Ambrosius, David Banner, Maxwell, Jessie J
WebsiteDaley (musician) on Twitter
 
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Daley
Born(1989-09-29) 29 September 1989 (age 22)
OriginManchester
GenresSoul, pop
OccupationsSinger, songwriter, musician
InstrumentsKeys, piano, vocals
LabelsUniversal Republic
Associated actsGorillaz, Damon Albarn, Estelle, Marsha Ambrosius, David Banner, Maxwell, Jessie J
WebsiteDaley (musician) on Twitter

Daley (born 29 September 1989) is a British singer and songwriter from Manchester, signed to Universal Republic Records. His sound combines soulful vocals and songwriting with hip hop and experimental production and has previously been described as 'Future Throwback Soul'.

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Career

In October 2009, Daley was invited by BBC Introducing to record a live session at the BBC's Maida Vale Studios as part of Electric Proms 2009.[1]

Daley's music was originally picked up by BBC Radio DJs Ras Kwame, MistaJam, Ronnie Herel, Jo Wiley and by Sam Walker at BBC Introducing in Manchester.

His vocals are featured on the single "Doncamatic" by Gorillaz, released in the UK on 22 November 2010 and added to a re-release of the album Plastic Beach. In an interview with NME, Daley states that he and Damon Albarn co-wrote the single.[2] Daley performed the track in BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge on 20 November.[3]

Daley was included in the BBC's Sound of 2011 poll.[4]

In August 2011, Daley released his ten track Those Who Wait mixtape/EP worldwide as a free download from http://daley.tv – and has to date had over 30,000 downloads.

The first song to be released was "Game Over" – produced by ELEMENT and written by Daley.[5]

Other key tracks from Those Who Wait included; "Smoking Gun" – the first from the mixtape to receive a full music video;[5] "Alone Together" – a duet with the Grammy Award nominated UK singer Marsha Ambrosius, with a music video released in February 2012; and "Spent" – a piano / vocal lead song, with visuals expected in early 2012.

Discography

As featured artist

YearSinglePeak chart positionsAlbum
UKNL
2010"Doncamatic" (Gorillaz) feat Daley3740
As featured artist

Guest appearances

YearTitleAlbumArtist
2011"Long Way Home"Black and WhiteWretch 32

References

  1. ^ "BBC – Electric Proms – Daley". BBC. Archived from the original on 2 January 2011. http://www.webcitation.org/5vR6tKN5Y. Retrieved 28 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "Daley speaks about writing Gorillaz' 'Doncamatic' with Damon Albarn | News". NME. 28 October 2010. Archived from the original on 2 January 2011. http://www.webcitation.org/5vR7BIrK0. Retrieved 28 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "Radio 1 Programmes – Jo Whiley, Gorillaz Live Lounge". BBC. 20 November 2010. Archived from the original on 2011-01-02. http://www.webcitation.org/5vR7YGJCe. Retrieved 28 November 2010. 
  4. ^ "BBC – Sound of 2011 – Daley". BBC. Archived from the original on 2 January 2011. http://www.webcitation.org/5vR7iC5cg. Retrieved 2 January 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "Daley – Game Over". YouTube. 2011-06-29. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sp4Snpr84pI. Retrieved 2012-04-09. 

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