“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 over 10 years, and it goes without saying that this husband & wife duo shares a connection that is 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”. Forming their band, Daysahead, was a lifelong accomplishment and with a progressive musical style their recorded material and live performances take you on a jamband ride of sonic sounds and emotions as the the band weaves seamlessly in-and-out of Soul/R&B, Rock, Jazz, Gospel, Latin Jazz, Ska and back with improvisation throughout. Never ones to ignore the groove, deciding early on in their career to write and perform message music of value, this powerful duo follows in the footsteps of their predecessors creating music that makes you think while simultaneously making you groove!
Daysahead performs as an acoustic guitar/vocal duo, quartet, or sextet and has co-billed with renowned artists such as Al Green, Chaka Khan, Gnarles Barkley (Cee-Lo Green), The Brand New Heavies, Lalah Hathaway, Fourplay, Gerald Albright, Michael Franks, Rachelle Farrell, Jhelisa Anderson, George Duke, Al Jarreau, Marcus Miller, Victor Wooten, Stanley Clark, Roy Ayers, Gerald Albright, Kirk Whalum, Norman Brown, Will Downing, Patti Austin, Earl Klugh, Maysa Leak, Angie Stone, Ledisi, and Fertile Ground to name a few. The band has performed venues such as the Intwasa Arts Festival (Zimbabwe, Africa); Montreux Jazz Festival (Georgia, USA); NewYork Harborfest (New York, USA); Capital Jazz Festival (D.C., USA); Bay Fest (Alabama, USA); Atlanta Jazz Festival (Georgia, USA); Capital Jazz Supercruise (Bermuda, British Island); Maya Angelou’s 80th Birthday Party (Georgia, USA); National Black Arts Festival (Georgia, USA); Richmond Fine Arts Fest (Virginia, USA). Daysahead has been featured live on several broadcast networks including ZBC TV “Zimbabwe, Africa TV”, BET J “Soul Sessions”, TBS “Storyline Soundstage”, and CBS “Better Mornings”. Steve and Kim’s music can be heard on air and online throughout the USA, UK, and Japan. The band 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 many other accolades.
Among other accolades….Kim toured as background and co-lead vocalist with America’s Disco Diva, Gloria Gaynor, throughout her 2011 European Tour; and Steve was the featured electric lead guitarist in the 2012 major motion film “The Three Stooges” (Farrelly Brothers, 20th Century Fox). 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 notable jazz, r&b, and rock covers.
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Daysahead’s songs are about the human condition and existentialism as well as about seeing the aesthetics of diversity which can naturally unveil similarities, all in the name of Self love…God love. These sentiments and emotions are echoed through Steve and Kim’s use of harmony, rhythm, melody & lyrics. From moody jazz vibes, to sultry and heartfelt melodies, to four on the floor ska, to African syllabic hooks, to rockin’ guitar solos leading to vocal climax, to chorus-y guitar, to trance-y vocals, to unison melodic passages, to improvisation, to meter changes, to call and response, to latin inspired jazz, to gospel-blues cries, to rock shrills. Socially-conscious and Romantic lyrics floating on Groove-oriented music…..”an intricate and intriguing musical stew”….That’s the Daysahead sound!
Steve & Kim are currently in production on their 2nd full length cd. This cd will follow their self-produced and self-released highly regarded and award nominated debut CD “Turning Point” which 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”.
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 groove-oriented and 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. The album will showcase our friends from Atlanta to Amsterdam to Minneapolis. This sophomore release will be a sweet elevation for our established fans and a beautiful 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)