My good friend, Earl Douglas from the Black Rock Coalition happened to post about this band and I was intrigued. I'm always searching for new music to discover and have people check out. In listening to this rock band out of East London, England, I was elated when I heard their music. They call themselves The Daybreakers and the band formed in 2019. In such a short time they have been making quite a name for themselves. Singer-songwriter, Aidan Connell who is a Blues-rock guitarist grew up in Berkshire and started playing guitar at the young age of 11 at the behest of his grandmother. Although initially, she wanted him to play saxophone and glad she introduced him to music. The rest of the band members are jazz savant James Gullis on drums and Conor Cotterill on bass who was raised on the soul music of the Stax years.
Nowadays musicians get a bit annoyed because at their gigs many people are talking and not really paying attention. It's the one thing that annoys Aidan Connell and his band. This is one of the reasons why The Daybreakers play loud so you have to listen to their music. The band released its debut EP in 2019 along with several singles. The band has caught the attention of Blues guitarist, Gary Clark Jr. as well as Jeff Beck who says Aidan Connell and the band are the successors to the British blues-rock crown. Jimmy Page is also a fan. The band says their influences range from Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Prince, and Grace Jones. Their inspiration runs the gamut from Jimmi Hendrix to Bad Brains, MC5, and The Stooges it's that mix that is heard in their music. They are set to release their new single, Black Beatles on The Radio soon and you can pre-order right now on their Instagram and Twitter pages. I can't wait for them to tour. Check out this super-talented rock blues band and support independent music and musicians worldwide. Happy listening!
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