the daylights

the daylights


The Daylights have been touted as LA's most underrated band by topselling artists like Switchfoot, Katy Perry and One Republic. Known for their cinematic sound, giant sing-along melodies, and heavy touring, they've been compared to The Arcade Fire, The Verve, Sigur Ros, and Radiohead.


Genre: Melodic
Origin: Los Angeles
Official Band Website:
Myspace Site:
Management: Thomas Scriven ( and Jared Sheer (
Booking: Nikki Wheeler at UTA, Los Angeles (

The Daylights are a commanding three-piece emerging from
the neon lights of Los Angeles, CA. The close-knit group
consists of brothers Ran (guitars/vocals/keys) and Ricky
Jackson (bass/vocals/guitars), along with drummer Svend
Lerche, of Denmark.

The opportunities have been nothing short of extraordinary for this independent band. Not only do they have an enormous fan base in their hometown, with the ability to pack rooms like Hollywood's "House of Blues", but have made a name for themselves nationwide as they've toured incessantly for the past two years. OneRepublic personally asked The Daylights to support them on their massive "Dreaming Out Loud" tour over 4 months, ad the group went on to be direct support for Katy Perry's sold-out American tour for over 5 months, after she was quoted as wanting to bring one of her favorite bands on her first headlining tour. In this last year they have played for more than 10 million viewers on national television and in front of over 100,000 people live.

The band appeared on “The Late Late Show with Craig
Ferguson” just days after Craig saw them play the legendary
Viper Room, and have found themselves collaborating with
hit-makers like Linda Perry and Greg Kurstin (Lily Allen/The
Bird and the Bee), Switchfoot, Carolina Liar, Our Lady Peace,
Collective Soul, Your Vegas, and Tonic, to name a few.

The Daylights have just returned from London where they
recorded their debut release with super producer, Youth (Paul
McCartney, U2, The Verve’s “Bittersweet Symphony”), working
alongside executive producer, Ryan Tedder (OneRepublic, Leona
Lewis), and mixers Michael Brauer (Coldplay, John Mayer), and
Dave Sardy (Oasis, Jet).

Album Release:
Kings + Thieves, 2/23/10

Recently on Tour With:
Katy Perry (5 months+)
OneRepublic (4 months+)

TV Syncs:
Currently running Honda Hybrid commercial, MTV, VH1,
Theme Song to ABC’s “The Big Day”, Las Vegas, Laguna
Beach (show and DVD), Providence, Smallville, One Tree Hill,
Newly Weds and Coach Carter DVD’s

Live TV Performances:
CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”, KTLA’s Pre-
Super Bowl Morning Show, Fox Television (Austin), Grammy
Red Carpet Interviews

Movie Syncs:
Sorority Row, Adam Sandler’s “Grandma’s Boy”, Palo Alto,
When in Rome, Message in a Bottle

Coke (My Coke Rewards), Miller Highlife (Rewards – printed
on 40 million cans), Hotel Indigo (Featured artist)

Nike, Gibson, Ashdown Amps, Bogner, Blue Mics, GHS
strings, Paiste, Vic Firth


Shift and Blur
Sans Radio EP

Also released a tour exclusive EP on the last Katy Perry tour.

Their music can be found streaming on Myspace, Facebook, ilike, Pandora, etc.

Set List

Rogue Machine
Black Dove
Terra Firma
Boy on The Moon
Wins and Losses