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.
"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