.Intwasa Arts Fest '09 (Zimbabwe, Africa)
Daysahead Photo Gallery
Daysahead Fans T-shirt Gallery
"You Move Me" on BET J & TBS
"Falling Flower" on TBS
Capital Jazz Fest '09 ("Hopeless" Dionne Farris cover snippet)
Live in Atlanta ("Machine Gun" Jimi Hendrix cover)
Formed in 2003, Daysahead is an artistic duo founded by Steve Wright and Kim Leachman. A couple on and off the stage, who’s adoring relationship has influenced them greatly by shared life experiences and their mutual love for creating music. Their beautiful collaborative effort together has spawned Daysahead’s reinvented Jazz-n-Roll sound defined as “a jazz approach to rock and soul”. Vocalist/Lyricist/Songwriter Kim Leachman sings with such power and grace that you easily forget yourself while she effortlessly delivers a passionate sound that can move from soulful to jazzy to rockin’ without a moments notice, all the while conveying a thought provoking lyrical message. Guitarist/Producer/Songwriter Steve Wright complements her perfectly with the ability to use his guitar as a vessel for pure emotional release that magnetically draws the listeners’ attention in to his intuitive since of self expression and technical ability that is both intriguing and artistically sound. Audiences are just simply wowed and consciously motivated by Daysahead’s remarkable chemistry!
Whether performing as an acoustic duo or in a more high energy setting with their dynamic quartet (vocal, guitar, bass & drums), Daysahead’s original compositions along with their own unique arrangements of other artists’ works makes for a wonderful concert.
“Daysahead's live show, led by the powerful and incredible duo guitarist Steve Wright & vocalist Kim Leachman, is an emotional rollercoaster with their Jazz-n-Roll sound. There’s never a dull moment at a Daysahead show!” (Apache Cafe)
Daysahead was recently featured at the 2009 Intwasa Arts Festival in Zimbabwe, Africa sponsored by the U.S. Embassy. Daysahead was honored to be the only American musical act invited to perform master classes and a concert for the wonderful people of Bulawayo at the festival. The African experience was “truly amazing and one we’ll never forget”. (Steve & Kim)
In their seven year history, Daysahead has performed a wide array of festivals, colleges, theatres, and clubs including the Capital Jazz Festival (DC), Rialto Theatre (GA), Capital Jazz Supercruise (Bermuda), Atlanta Jazz Festival (GA), Montreux Jazz Festival (GA), Berkshire Hills Music Academy (MA), Harborfest (NY), Bayfest Music Festival (AL), National Black Arts Festival (GA), Richmond Fine Arts Music Festival (VA), National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden “Jazz In the Garden” (DC), Live! On Woodrow Wilson Plaza (DC), Rialto Center (Atlanta), Apache Cafe (Atlanta), Rockwood Music Hall (NYC), Metropolitan Room (NYC), Eddie's Attic (Atlanta), Earthlink Live (Atlanta).
In addition, Daysahead also performs for high profile events and clients such as CNN “Black In America” film pre-screening, world-renowned poet/author Maya Angelou’s 80th Birthday Party, BMW Product Launch Party, and PriceWaterHouse Coopers’ Client Appreciation Party. Daysahead has been honored to guest with prestigious national and international artists such as Chaka Khan, George Duke, Al Jarreau, Al Green, Marcus Miller, Rachelle Ferrell, Lalah Hathaway, Earl Klugh, Patti Austin, Michael Franks, The Brand New Heavies, Fertile Ground, Maysa Leak.
Since the release of their debut cd Turning Point, Daysahead has received continual radio play throughout the USA, Europe, and Japan. They were recently nominated BEST DUO/GROUP of the year for the SoulTracks Readers’ Choice Awards & nominated BEST BAND and BEST ALBUM of the year for the RockWired Music Awards. Daysahead has been featured on several television networks as well: TBS, CBS, BRAVO TV, BET, and ZBC TV (Zimbabwe).
“Daysahead is sure to be performing around the United States as well as countries all around the world for many years to come!!” (Andrew Posner, US Embassy)
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