“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. Daysahead gets straight-ahead funky.” (Michael Heyliger, RhythmFlow)
Steve & Kim Wright have been creating music together for 10 years, and it goes without saying…this husband & wife duo shares a connection that’s truly amazing to hear and watch! Steve and Kim’s courage and comfort to leap without looking is refreshing and reminiscent of the golden era of bands from the 70’s & 80’s. With a musical style self-coined as “Jazz-n-Roll”, a jazz approach to rock and soul music, their recorded material and live performances take you on a Jamband ride of sonic sounds and emotions as the two weave in-and-out of Soul, Rock, Jazz, and Gospel seamlessly. However, more important than musical style or genre, Steve & Kim care about how the music makes you feel and the affect it has on your livelihood. Deciding early on in their career to write message music of value, this powerful duo follows in the footsteps of their predecessors knowing that it’s cool to write music that makes you think while simultaneously making you groove!
Steve & Kim’s band, Daysahead, performs as an acoustic guitar/vocal duo, quartet, or sextet. Daysahead and its members have opened for or co-billed with many renowned national/international artists such as Gnarles Barkley (Cee-Lo Green),The Brand New Heavies, Lalah Hathaway, Chaka Khan, Al Green, and Rachelle Farrell just to name a few. The band has performed venues such as the Intwasa Arts Festival in Zimbabwe,Africa; Montreux Jazz Festival; NewYork Harborfest; Capital Jazz Festival; Mobile Fest; Atlanta Jazz Festival; and as backing artists for tours in Europe.
Daysahead has been featured live on several broadcast networks such as CBS, CNN, TBS, BET, Bravo TV, and Zimbabwe TV Africa. They receive continual air play throughout the USA, UK, 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 the featured guitarist in the 2012 major motion film “The Three Stooges” as a member of the party band. Together Steve & Kim conduct music clinics for students and music lovers throughout the southeast USA and as far away as Zimbabwe, Africa while also performing their original music as well as stylish arrangements of classic covers.
Daysahead’s original music is a cross-genre appeal combining soul, rock, jazz, jamband, r&b, funk, acoustic, folk, and singer-songwriter into an ear-grabbing and pulse-moving trippy euphoria. Strong socially-conscious lyrics riding music that make you groove…..That’s the Daysahead sound!
Daysahead is currently in production on their 2nd full length cd. This cd will follow their self-produced and self-released debut full length cd “Turning Point” that caught the attention of many fans and music reviewers, all hailing Daysahead as a band with raw detailed vigor and style rarely heard in music these days offering a distinctive sound that’s left-field from the soul mainstream…in a refreshing way! Daysahead has been noted for creating a sound that’s original, contemporary and timeless.
“Our songs are about the human condition, seeking to understand one’s purpose, seeing the aesthetics of diversity which can naturally unveil similarities, all in the name of love. Self love…God love.”….says Kim Wright. “These sentiments and emotions are echoed through our use of harmony, rhythm, melody & lyrics.”….says Steve Wright. Daysahead shares their story through their music. Music is their bridge to communication and action; their cause to movement. One fan wrote, “great music – original – a unique style and sound. Stay right there…I believe you’ll continue to open eyes and hearts endlessly”. Thanks and love to you Friend…..we plan on doing just that!
FROM OUR HEARTS
We are constantly moved and motivated by you, our fans. Thank you for helping the two of us continue what we started with our first release. Tunes on our sophomore CD are even more groove-oriented and they continue to shine a spotlight on the state of our political and social systems while always talking about and expressing the power of love, and using that love to unify all people − bridging racial, social, and economical divides. It’s groovin’ “wake up” music! The songs will showcase our friends from Atlanta to Amsterdam to Minneapolis. The sophomore release will be a sweet elevation for our established fans and an awesome introduction to our new/future fans. Stay tuned!
Debut CD “TURNING POINT” Reviews
“Daysahead explodes with raw detailed vigor and style you rarely hear in music these days. SteveWright’s guitar licks thrust forward defining his purpose as a soloist, therefore, his voice merges seamlessly complimenting the talented vocalesse of KimWright.”(RobYoung,Contemporary Jazz)
“Daysahead’s own blend of soul, funk and rock is a welcome breath of fresh air…the strength of guitar, bass, drums and impressive vocals offer a distinctive sound that’s left field from the soul mainstream in a refreshing way…” (Dirk Binsau, Jazz-not-Jazz)
“The compelling voice of Kim Wright and energetic artistry of guitarist Steve Wright…is a 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’s retro jazz-funk grooves remind you of The Brand New Heavies, with strong and trippy vocals, hot rockin’ guitar, heavy rolling b-line, and divine breaks.” (Alfie da Funkjunky, Funkjunkiez Magazine)
“Daysahead is an original group bursting with its own distinct style…Using Steve’s electric guitar as the musical centerpiece and Kim, a wonderful smoky-voiced singer.” (Chris Rizik, SoulTracks)