Daya

Daya

BandR&BAdult Contemporary

A fusion of Nu Jazz,Soul, R&B,World music.

Biography

Daya’s musical talent ranges from songwriter, producer to vocalist and entertainer. She loves combining musical styles from around the world, whether it be the Qawwali music of Pakistan, North African Rai, sultry Latin rhythms, or pure Oakland, CA style of R&B roots, her music conveys a story of passion that takes you from one end of the globe to the other.

Her lyrics speak the words that are unspoken. She is best known for her lyrical arrangements that speak about the day after. Truly spellbinding in both her lyrical approach to songwriting and her mesmerizing vocal ability, she charms her audience with her sultry raw sound towards an angelic heavenly cadence. Her four octave vocal range is only part of her voice’s versatility. Like the classic Jazz divas of old, Daya captures a powerful mystique that enraptures her audience.

Daya has sung with house-hold superstars such as Toto and Teddy Pendergrass. She has also collaborated with many top Producers and Songwriters including two-time Grammy winner Tony Saunders who has helped shape the musical careers of many stars including Eric Clapton, Patti Labelle and Stevie Wonder; Simon Britton and the Red Rhythm writing and production team who produced super stars such as Ashanti, Eminem and Sting; Gospel great Howard McCrary who has worked with Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder and Chaka Khan, to name a few; and James McKinney who musically helped brand Freddie Jackson, Melba Moore and Chaka Khan.
Releasing her first album in 2000, “Completion” fused both R & B and jazz. J. Michael Rivera of The Daily California stated, “(Completion) is a smooth blend that uplifts the spirit and calms the nerves.” Daya collaborated with songwriters James McKinney, Howard McCrary, John Sanders, and Michael Allen Harrison for her self-produced album, "Feed Your Soul" (2004). The album is an eclectic mix of R&B, Soul, World, and Latin sounds. From the political anthem "Liberate Me", inspired by the treatment of the women in Afghanistan, to the sultry "Black Raven" about an unrequited love affair, Daya’s heartfelt lyrics touch upon the unspoken.
With soulful vocals and danceable beats, her words capture the essence of what she truly believes is her purpose for inspiring audiences. Her intention is to give her audience something that rests their soul and helps heal some part inside of them.

Whether it’s about love or politics, Daya’s haunting and uplifting lyrics define humanity and offer a new vision for a better world. A tireless advocate for many causes including cancer research and peace activism, Daya is constantly supporting organizations through benefit concerts, including the Sulha Peace Project and the Rainforest Action Network, to name a few.

She performs all around the world including such venues as the Cannes Film Festival, The Brava Theater in San Francisco, The Beverly Wilshire in Los Angeles and the Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz.

Discography

http://www.myspace.com/dayasoul

http://www.dayasite.us

Set List

Complicated: 4:07
Take it back: 4:25
The Test: 4:20
We've Lost our Way: 5:03
All that Glitter's: 4:30
Open up: 4:06
I forgive you: 3:20
Cruel Intentions: 5:00
Liberate Me: 4:30
Change: (accpella )
Instant Karma: (John Lennon)
Set's may vary depends on the show, usually between half hour to 2 hours.