Presented by OLG

The Yussef Dayes Experience

Sun, Jun 30, 2024

Yussef Dayes - drums
Rocco Palladino - bass
Elijah Fox - keyboards/piano/synth
Malik Venner - saxophone
Alex Bourtwindsor - percussion

YUSSEF DAYES is a tour-de-force behind the drums. Widely recognised as one of the most electrifying live performers of his generation, watching the South London-raised producer, composer and drummer perform is an exhilarating combo of technical prowess, intensity and emotion – leaving audiences in no doubt as to the role of rhythm in channelling spiritual energy.

The last year has been a real breakthrough for Dayes, being propelled into the spotlight off the back of his debut solo studio album ‘Black Classical Music’, with collaborations like Masego, Chronixx, Jamilah Barry, Tom Misch and more. Dayes has since won an Ivor Novello for Best Album and been nominated for two Brit Awards. The record was featured in the year’s best lists from the likes of Spotify, NPR Music, Rough Trade, BBCRadio 6 Music, Boston Globe, PopMatters, AllMusic, Loud and Quiet, Brooklyn Vegan, Treblezine, KCRW,WRTI, Qobuz as well as being featured on Channel 4 News and across 75+ editorial playlists across DSPs.

In recent months, Dayes has sold out the iconic Royal Albert Hall in London, as well as selling out UK, US, Australia, Asian & Latin American tours. A second breathtaking live performance session ‘Live From Malibu’ was released at the start of 2024, which has amassed over 2.5M views, following on from the ‘Live at Joshua Tree’ EP. Ending 2023, Yussef became the first ever solo drummer to headline a viral Colors show performance, which has amassed over 3.2M views in the space of 3 weeks, as well as performing on BBC’s Later With Jools Holland.

Summer 2024 will see the launch of Yussef Dayes’ very first own curated festival ‘Summer Dayes’, taking place in the heart of South East London, his home town.