Daley is a singer, songwriter and recording artist hailing from Manchester, UK.
A British boy who grew up on the sounds of Prince, Chaka Khan, Jill Scott, D’Angelo, Radiohead and Oasis – Daley first became prominent after co-writing and featuring on the Gorillaz hit ‘Doncamatic’ under the wing of the band’s creator Damon Albarn in London. He has since become one of the UK’s most respected musical exports, recording and touring on both sides of the Atlantic and working with the likes of Pharrell Williams, Miguel, Jessie J, Emeli Sande, Maxwell, Jill Scott and Marsha Ambrosius.
His first solo work, the ‘Those Who Wait’ EP was independently released and introduced the world to Daley’s brand of Alternative R&B / Soul, experimental Pop… and an undeniable male voice. It gave rise to an unexpected surge of popularity in the US with Marsha Ambrosius assisted duet ‘Alone Together’ – which after a tentative release became a runaway Top 5 hit at R&B radio. Largely hailed a ‘new classic’ the song garnered Daley kudos from The Grammys, BET, Soul Train and MOBO awards and a loyal State-side fanbase.
The following year saw Top 20 singles in the UK charts – ‘Remember Me’ featuring Jessie J and ‘Broken’. His debut album ‘Days & Nights’ was released shortly after via Universal Republic Records, to critical acclaim and boasting contributions from Pharrell Williams, Illangelo (The Weeknd), Bernard Butler (Suede) and Andre Harris (Usher, Jill Scott). The album gave rise to another Top 10 R&B radio single ‘Look Up’ and was followed by several sold-out headline tours around the US and Europe. Daley described the project as a ‘diary of sorts’, showcasing a selection of his most vulnerable, creative and carefully crafted songs to date.
Currently adding the final touches to his second album project, drawing on experiences both professional and personal over the last two years including the loss of close friend and manager Richard Antwi, Daley is poised to open the door on the next chapter of his musical journey with renewed inspiration… and eagerly awaited new music.