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A quiet storm is brewing

Manchester born singer-songwriter Daley has been making music in his bedroom since his teens, and now seems destined to fulfil the potential that has been brewing over the past two years.

Daley first came to prominence when he uploaded track Rainy Day to the BBC Introducing website. Soon it made its way to the ears of 1Xtra's Ras Kwame, who gave it regular airplay on his 100% Homegrown show. It wasn't long before MistaJam took note and the singer was on his way to Maida Vale studio to appear as part of BBC Inroducing's 1Xtra night at 2009's Electric Proms. Daley soon re-located to the capital permanently, developing an expanding fan base with a series of live appearances.

NME complimented the singer on his ""smooth neo-soul"" style and the music blogs soon began to rave about his guest vocal on the Gorillaz track Doncamatic, which the Manchester singer co-wrote with Damon Albarn. Albarn told Zane Lowe that Daley had ""one of those voices that don't come around very often"" as the track got its first play on Radio 1. Now signed to A&M records the music industry is waiting with bated breath to see what Daley and producer Bernard Butler conjure up with his debut album, released later in 2011.

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    • 1. At 5:34pm on 27 Dec 2010, Dwayne wrote:

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    • 2. At 1:24pm on 06 Jan 2011, What barn door wrote:

      I so wanted to like this track, but I think it was too sparse too long. The instrumentation should have entered a whole lot earlier. Like so many bands and artists these days it strongly reminds me of bands and singers from the past.

      It's high time we had some decent jazz/soul singers on the scene. Will have to see how this fella develops, but on this evidence I have my doubts.

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    • 3. At 4:18pm on 09 Oct 2011, BrightonBird wrote:

      Just seen this chap on Jools Holland singing with Wretch 32 and thought I would take a listen on Spotify. I am surprised this guy slipped under my spot-on-vocalist radar guess that I don't really listen to too much new music right now because, sadly (for me), there is so much over produced plastic trash around. From what I have heard he has a great vocal range and silk lined tonsils. His debut album, now I have heard it twice, is slightly mid 80's with a slant and although that was never my favourite era musically I really appreciate someone with some real vocal talent and for this reason I'm off to the apple store for some retail therapy. Game Over ;)

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