Gypsy Soul Entertainment presented us with the opportunity to be apart of the Red List for the Daley concert at Rams Head Live!. Upon arrival at Rams Head Live!, you could easily hear Daley warming up for the nights show. He went over his set for the night and with great detail went through his stage performance before the show. Shortly, after he finished up his sound check he came backstage and greeted the Stereo team and other media outlets. He was a calm and collected individual down to earth and all about his business.
Soon the doors opened up for the show and Travis McClung, a smooth R&B singer from Dallas, TX took the stage. He went through several covers then went on to sing a few of his original tracks. His sound was definitely cool and the crowd received him quite well as he dazzled them with his amazing vocals. Once Travis, wrapped up the homie Conner Youngblood took to the stage and went on to perform on not just one guitar but almost nearly 6 to 7 different kind of guitars throughout his entire act. I have to say this was definitely impressive along with him even finding time to loop in a beat machine in which he knocked the crazy powerful bass on his tracks throughout his act. His music seemed to be more dreamy, mood music, and full of passion.
Once Travis and Conner got finish Daley took the stage and the crowd went crazy. He had fun with the crowd and shared stories of his journey to Baltimore and his time in the States. He went on to perform many songs off of his new album Days & Nights including his popular hit with the lovely Marsha Ambrosius, “Alone Together“. He made sure to make sure his presence was felt by interacting with the crowd throughout his show and letting them fill in lyrics to his hits. Before the end of the show he made sure to show all of his talents and he even played the piano for one of his tracks. Soon as he finished up the concert he stormed backstage to a gang of interviews and made time to link with Stereo.
As he sat down and talked with Jessi, he shared several cool things including who his favorite artist is, what he enjoys for breakfast, and what he’d like to share with the fans.
About Daley Compared to Simply Red’s Mick Hucknall due to his Manchester, England origin, red hair, and R&B roots — the parallels end there, really — Gareth Daley kicked his career into gear once he submitted a low-key but affecting ballad, “Rainy Day,” to the BBC. BBC 1Xtra placed the song, bearing a backing that resembled early-’70s Hi releases and showcased Daley’s pained voice, in rotation. The following year, Daley co-wrote and appeared on the Gorillaz single “Doncamatic” and was nominated beside the likes of Jamie Woon and James Blake in the BBC’s Sound of 2011 poll. In 2011, he collaborated with Wretch 32, another one of his fellow nominees, on “Long Way Home.” The same year, he issued a remarkably polished ten-track mixtape, Those Who Wait, and made it available as a free download. Signed in the U.S. to Universal Republic, his label released one of its tracks, a steamy duet with Marsha Ambrosius titled “Alone Together”; the song entered Billboard’s U.S. Hot R&B/Hip Songs chart in late May 2012. A few months later, “Remember Me” (featuring Sound of 2011 winner Jessie J) was released as his first U.K. single with the single “Broken” following in 2013. Days & Nights, Daley’s proper debut album, was released in February 2014. Varied yet unified, it featured collaborations with Pharrell Williams, Bernard Butler, Illangelo, Andre Harris, and Happy Perez, among others.