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DaylightSaving

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DaylightSaving

Formed in November 2008 and based in Kent in the UK, DaylightSaving is a songwriting duo with a sound that combines elements of jazz, pop, folk and Latin and features soft acoustic guitar, folksy vocals, flute, penny whistle and melodica. Having been told they weren't 'pure jazz enough' by a UK radio station that shall remain nameless, Richard and Kate delight in describing themselves as 'mongrel dogs of jazz-pop fusion and proud of it'. That half of their songs sound more like contemporary folk than either pop or jazz is neither here nor there.

We met while Kate was studying music at Canterbury Christ Church University as a mature student (Kate studied songwriting with Jack Hues of Wang Chung), looking for a way to 'do' music, rather than study it, and Richard was looking for a singer. Kate took up performing relatively late in life, after the death of her 13 year old daughter Alex in 2005, which made her realise that none of us know how much time we have and that we might as well spend it doing what we love, which for us is music. We write our music together and Kate writes the words, although Richard is very proud of having contributed the name “Johnny Depp” as a rhyme for “watch your step” in 'Shades of Grey'. ...
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”A little bit jazzy, a little bit poppy and a little bit folky, Daylight Saving have a bright, summery sound with darker hints of storms behind the sunshine.” Wild West Wales Music

“A totally fresh and bright sound, full of sunshine” Clare Elise, The Evening Show, Mansfield 103.2 FM

“Whenever I need to add a bit of joy and happiness to my radio show, I play a song from DaylightSaving. Their music has that warming, summery feel to it and the studio fills with that special glow that you get when you know you have a great song playing.” Bill Horncastle, The Fox's Den Show, Vixen 101 ”DaylightSaving have created a moving, atmospheric sound, with jazzy undertones accompanied with beautiful lyrics, Kate's voice reminds these listeners of an early Joni Mitchell. Aja and I enjoyed Pretty Blue very much.” Aja & Claire Simone, Ketch A Vibe

“I have had the pleasure of meeting Kate and Richard from DaylightSaving a couple of times, interviewed them and watched them live up-close and personal. It's always been fun and always been interesting. Kate’s voice compels you to listen. She drags you in with a friendly line then courts you with her flowing flute and then she’ll shake you to the core when in full flow. The song “Sunshine (is a State of Mind)” is a great example of their work jazzy, funky and thoughtful and Pretty Blue holds your hand and makes you at ease despite the pain behind the words. It's music to contemplate, relax and reflect to whilst time passes you by.” Fizzer Rippon, Fizzer's Radio Show

“I listened to Daylight Saving for the first time and was taken back to every chilled out, laid-back Sunday I'd ever had, and every worry had taken a day off too.” Eileen Clarke, Eileen Loves Music


DaylightSavingShades of Grey EP (C3U Records 2009, KJaR Records, 2012)
DaylightSavingPretty Blue (C3U Records 2010, KJaR records 2012)
DaylightSavingLast Hurrah (KJaR Records 2012)
DaylightSaving Acoustic Mongrel Dogs (KJaR Records 2012)

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