Gareth Daley, also known by his stage name Daley, is a British singer and songwriter. Daley first came onto the music scene after co-writing the 2010 Gorillaz single, “Doncamatic”. Things really moved fast for Daley, opening his fan base to international status. Daley released his debut mixtape, Those Who Wait in 2011. The following years, Daley went on to work with some of the biggest names in music including Jessie J, Jill Scott, Pharrell Williams, Vince Staples and many others. Daley has become known for his Alternative R&B sound with a mix of pop. Earlier this year, Daley released his second studio album, The Spectrum. Daley is currently signed to Republic Records.
Daley spent the better part of his career performing at various open mics around London. Daley met with the co-founder of Gorillaz Damon Albarn about working together. Daley ended up on Gorillaz’s Plastic Beach album, becoming the lead vocalist on the track “Doncamatic”. Daley eventually joined Gorillaz on their Escape to Plastic Beach tour with Little Dragon, Snoop Dogg, De La Soul and Lou Reed. After the release of his debut mixtape, Daley continued to tour the UK. In 2014, Daley released his debut album, Days + Nights. The album peaked at no. 1 on US Top Heatseekers chart while peaking at no. 12 on US R&B charts.
While Daley has been considered R&B, his songwriting has ranged from pop to soul. Daley has been known to put on great performances due to his vocal abilities. Daley has considered Prince, Maxwell, Sade, George Michael, and Radiohead as some of his biggest influences.
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