“Daysahead features the compelling voice of Kim Leachman and artistry of guitarist Steve Wright…a near perfect marriage artistically.” (Contemporary Jazz)
International music group Daysahead was recently featured at the 2009 Intwasa Arts Festival in Zimbabwe, Africa. The awesome duo, Steve Wright (guitar) and Kim Leachman (vocals) write and perform music creating “a sound that’s both contemporary and timeless”. (RhythmFlow) Their sound has been coined as “Jazz-n-Roll”, a soulful sound with a jazz-rock mixture complemented with heart felt lyrical substance.
“Daysahead’s own blend of soul, funk and rock is a welcome breath of fresh air…a distinctive sound that’s left field from the soul mainstream in a refreshing way…” (Jazz-not-Jazz)
Daysahead’s music crosses all ages, genders, and cultures. Their beautiful and energetic acoustic duo sets feature their original songs along with the band’s own catchy arrangements of familiar cover tunes which make for a very well rounded show. Daysahead covers the listening palate which includes jazz standards, pop, contemporary jazz, soul, r&b, and classic rock tunes.
“Kim's impressive command of that indefinable voice that goes from gospel, to soul, to jazz and to rock in a seconds notice, and the dexterity, texture, and imagination of Steve's guitar playing….pure chemistry.” (Rockwired)
Daysahead has appeared with renowned artists such as Chaka Khan, George Duke, Al Jarreau, Rachelle Ferrell, Lalah Hathaway, Marcus Miller, Stanley Clark, Victor Wooten, Fourplay, Maysa Leak, Gerald Albright, Michael Franks, Patti Austin, The Brand New Heavies, Ledisi, Fertile Ground, Earl Klugh, Kirk Whalum, Al Green, Roy Ayers, and Angie Stone. Other festivals Daysahead has performed include the Capital Jazz Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival, Capital Jazz Supercruise (Bermuda), Atlanta Jazz Festival, NY Harborfest, Live! On Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Jazz In The Garden National Arts Gallery, Intwasa Arts Festival (Zimbabwe, Africa).
“Daysahead’s cd 'Turning Point' is a great showcase of their expansive vision of popular music.” (SoulTracks)