A transplant to Los Angeles from Manchester, UK, singer-songwriter Daley brought soaring vocals and an energizing performance to Houston’s Warehouse Live. Running through his bevy of slow jams from his 2014 debut album Days + Nights, as well as well placed covers and tracks from his handful of EPs, Daley had the audience in the palm of his hand.
The 26 year-old, backed by a full band, packed out the Studio at Warehouse Live, bringing together a wide array of fans, from the seasoned music lovers on a midweek night out, to the young millennials who have been with Daley since his beginning. An amalgamation of R&B, soul, and alternative pop, Daley easily appeals to a wide demographic with his heart wrenching and soul stirring ballads.
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In addition to performing his own music, Daley also brought together songs that inspired him with some of today’s Top 40 hits. Early on in his 90-minute set, Daley covered some of his favorite songs by Usher, Janet Jackson, D’Angelo and Prince. While the crowd knew every word to his original music, the studio erupted with fervor at the chance to sing “U Don’t Have To Call,” before going into Janet’s 1998 “I Get Lonely.” Easily melding throwback jams with up-to-date bangers, Daley also went into versions of Drake’s smash hit “Hotline Bling” and crowd favorite, “Don’t” by Bryson Tiller.
As well rounded as Daley’s show was, the immense vocals never wavered. While using the opportunity to debut new music, including one that will feature R&B songstress Jill Scott, he sang every note of every song to fullest. One of the more unique voices in music, it is clear to see Daley’s influences, as his range and tonal quality reminisces that of Prince, Maxwell, and Sade.
Halfway through the performance, Daley’s unique personality shined through as he lit incense, setting the atmosphere for the second half of his stunning performance. Although he has been to Houston several times, it was still refreshing to see Daley’s intimate connection and responsiveness to the crowd, singing directly to a few special ladies in the front. We were reintroduced to a softer side of Daley, as he dedicated the performance to a late loved one who passed at the onset of the tour.
Be sure to catch Daley as he hits California for the final stops on his winter tour before his new project drops this Spring. Keep up with Black Sheep as we debut his music, and also be sure to check out our recap and interview videos with the UK artist.
Blame The World
Slow Burn (New Song)
Those Who Waits
Love and Affection
The Only One – new song
U Don’t Have To Call (Usher Cover)
Diamonds & Pearls (Prince Cover)
Untitled [How Does It Feel] (D’Angelo cover)
I Get Lonely (Janet Jackson Cover)
Hotline Bling (Drake Cover)
Don’t (Bryson Tiller)
Until The Pain is Gone – new song
Pass It On