The Journey... So far!
Becoming a full-time singer and recording artist has been an incredibly exciting journey for Dayton so far, with the release of his beautiful debut single 'I See You' receiving airplay on FM radio stations, as well as being showcased on 2 music channels. This song helped with raising much needed awareness and funds for Fibromyalgia Action UK.
Although he was a shy child, Dayton hails from a musical family, and was himself passionate about music. In his early years, he played drums in Church along with bass and acoustic guitar. He was also classically trained in piano.
But more than anything... he loved to sing.
Lacking in confidence, his voice was a gift he kept hidden from the world until he was a 32 year old office worker!
After finding the courage to perform at his first showcase as part of a duo named 'Domino', Dayton's popularity, reputation (and confidence!) grew exponentially.
With the demand for his authentic and polished 'Tribute To The Legends of Soul & Motown' solo show, he has been blessed to perform in some beautiful venues both in the UK and Internationally.
Alongside this established show, in 2016 Dayton added a new show, 'For The Love Of Luther' - a beautiful homage to the globally acclaimed and well loved Soul and RnB singer, Luther Vandross.
This became a very popular choice for corporate events and ticketed shows, and is a something that Dayton loves to perform.
A natural progression from this arrived in 2017. Dayton debuted 'Old Skool Flava' - classic 80's & 90's RnB show at Viva Showbar in Blackpool, and was an instant hit! It continues to be one of his most requested genres at both ticketed events and weddings.
The same year Dayton was chosen to support Ray Lewis, former lead singer of Motown group The Drifters, and his band 'Still Drifting',
at a beautiful venue in Hampshire.
It was a huge success, and Ray has since asked Dayton to share the stage with him on several occasions, both as a backing singer
and being trusted with lead vocals. Dayton considers performing with one of his musical inspirations to be the highlight of his career so far!
In 2018, Dayton was approached to be a contestant on a primetime Saturday night BBC1 singing show, All Together Now.
This was hosted by Rob Beckett, with the head judge being none other than Geri Halliwell of Spice Girls.
But after the production team met Dayton, learned of his musical journey and heard his voice, they instead asked him to join the industry expert judging panel on the show! This was a great experience for Dayton.
The celebrity episode of All Together Now was aired on Christmas eve 2018, followed by the main show in 2019 - and it was very well received. It became the fastest growing TV show of 2019 - being franchised in 14 countries!
The day before lockdown was introduced, Dayton was due to perform his 1st Cruise Ship. He is looking forward to being able to
do this as restrictions ease.
As we all know, along with other industries, the pandemic hit the entertainment world particularly hard.
Entertainers have been unable to make a living through music and other arts. But Dayton is using this time to be productive.
As entertainment is reintroduced, Dayton will debut his new show ‘Ocean Devotion’ – a tribute to
the musical legend that is Billy Ocean.
As well as adding this new solo show, Dayton has been asked to lead a theatre show called 'Endless Love' –
showcasing the songs of Lionel Ritchie and Diana Ross. Some of the team behind this new show were also involved with the
ever-popular 'Magic of Motown' theatre show, and they are expecting this to be just as successful!
Rehearsals are currently underway, and bookings are coming in thick and fast all over the UK...
so keep your eyes peeled for a date near you soon!
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