“Daysahead revives the spirit of the golden era of bands from the 70′s & 80′s criss-crossing rock, jazz, and soul into a sound that’s both contemporary and timeless….an air-tight band and a bewitching front woman.” (Michael Heyliger, RhythmFlow)
International indie artists Daysahead are in the final production stages of their sophomore studio CD. Daysahead’s musical style, self-coined as “Jazz-n-Roll”: a jazz approach to rock and soul, has rocked both US coasts, Africa, British Territories, and Europe. Their style combines jazz, soul, acoustic, r&b, and alternative rock into an emoting sound. Imagine Chaka Khan & Pat Metheny creating music and jammin’ with Led Zeppelin, that’s the Daysahead sound!
Daysahead was founded by husband and wife duo guitarist/producer/songwriter Steve Wright (Richmond, VA) & vocalist/lyricist/songwriter Kim Leachman-Wright (Baton Rouge, LA) in 2003. The duo will be showcasing music from their self-produced and soon-to-be released sophomore CD, “Homebound”, as well as music from their previous catalogue Spring/Summer 2014. Steve & Kim’s unique approach to songwriting, arranging, and powerful performances has attracted a diverse and loyal following of fans from around the world. Among many, the duo has been likened to the artistic geniuses of Mother’s Finest and has been dubbed as “Tuck & Patti reincarnated”.
“The compelling voice of Kim Leachman (Wright) and energetic artistry of guitarist Steve Wright…is a near perfect marriage artistically with lyrical substance that “rocks” embroidered with the fabric of jazz, soul and occasional Latin influences…“Tuck & Patti” reincarnated in a quartet setting.” (Rob Young, Contemporary Jazz)
Daysahead has performed with some of the best in the business including Chaka Khan, Al Green, Gnarls “Cee-lo Green” Barkley, The Brand New Heavies, George Duke, Earl Klugh, Marcus Miller, Gloria Gaynor, Rachelle Ferrell, Al Jarreau, Fourplay, Patti Austin, Gerald Albright, Lalah Hathaway, Mike Phillips, Michael Franks, Roy Ayers, Bootsy Collins, Victor Wooten, Stanley Clark, Kirk Whalum, Norman Brown, Will Downing, Maysa Leak, Ledisi, Fertile Ground and many others.
The band has performed many festivals and high profile events including Intwasa Arts Festival Zimbabwe (Africa), Capital Jazz Festival, Atlanta Jazz Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival, Capital Jazz Supercruise, New York Harborfest, Berkshire Hills Music Academy, and world-renowned poet Maya Angelou’s 80th birthday party to name a few.
Daysahead has been featured live on several broadcast networks such as CBS, CNN, TBS, BET, Bravo TV, and Zimbabwe TV Africa. They receive continual radio play throughout the USA, Europe, and Japan. Daysahead was nominated Best Duo/Group of the year by SoulTracks Readers’ Choice Awards, and Best Band & Best Album of the year by RockWired Awards. ”. Among other accolades….Kim toured as background vocalist with America’s Disco Diva, Gloria Gaynor, throughout her 2011 European Tour, and Steve was a featured guitarist in the 2012 major motion film “The Three Stooges” as a member of the house band. Together Steve & Kim conduct music clinics for students and music lovers throughout the USA and as far away as Zimbabwe, Africa. The band performs as a Duo, 4-piece Band, or 4+piece Band.