Daley is an acclaimed British singer, songwriter and visual artist hailing from South Manchester.
From humble beginnings on the UK's underground music scene, he has built an international reputation as a powerful, soul-baring vocal performer and emotionally present songwriter, working with the likes of Damon Albarn, Stevie Wonder, Robert Glasper, Pharrell Williams, Quincy Jones and Jessie J, achieving Billboard chart success with several Top 5 US radio songs and album projects, and critical acclaim from The Grammys, MOBOs, Guardian, BET and Soul Train Awards.
In many ways a 'Northern export' Daley has found himself more frequently in front of audiences in New York, Detroit, Los Angeles or London than in Manchester and but eventually... home calls. Having grown up in a household where the sounds of Northern Soul collided with The Smiths, and then American influences such as Prince, Chaka Khan, Stevie Wonder
The concept for a collaboration with Factory International is, in the simplest sense, a musical home-coming.
A full-circle return to the birth place of his creativity, which was originally nurtured and incubated in Manchester, but somehow flourished elsewhere - achieving success and notoriety overseas.
Something about Soul music, representing overseas, Manchester being the incubator for his creativity
A desire to embrace his origins, the places and events which set in motion a musical journey, have recently lead Daley back to Manchester to the inception of this project, which is, in the simplest sense - a musical homecoming.
A soaring audio/visual musical presentation, fully realised with accompanying visuals
- New, original songs, played by some of the best musicians in the world - elevated with the use of a Manchester based Orchestra
- Think: BBC Proms meets MTV Unplugged meets Visual
- Potential for contributions from some key collaborators - which at time of writing include Robert Glasper, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Swindle and Laura Mvula
- A ticketed live show to take place in Manchester, with new Factory Intl venue in mind, performed live but also live-streamed for international audience participation.
Daley’s highly anticipated third studio album arrives in 2023 - expanding sonically and conceptually over his alternative-soul and R&B roots, with stunning new collaborations and stories to tell...
'One of the dopest singers I've worked with in a long time.'
'Daley is a special voice, I'm a fan. 'Look Up' is my favourite!''
'If you love music, there's no chance you'll resist.'
'Daley is an amazing young talent. One of those voices that doesn't come around often.'
'One of my favorite artists... I can't wait for the world to know Daley!'
'Unique and destined for dizzying heights.'
'The future of home-grown male Soul.'