“If Ian Dury had awoken one morning from uneasy dreams to find himself transformed into a cross between Wilko Johnson and Poly Styrene, he would have been Chasing Daylight singer and guitarist Julian Sharples. Fronting a band who channel late-70s pub rock and pure Canvey Island R&B gives Julian the chance to both honour the heroes of his youth, and act like a total prat in front of thousands of people.”
So it is written, it must be true.
We love the English pop tradition and some might say we remind them of:
• Ian Dury and the Blockheads
• Dr Feelgood
• The Kinks
• Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
Oi! Oi! Oi!
Chasing Daylight is a four-piece, Oxford-based band comprising Doug Davidson (bass), Nigel Ralf (drums), Julian Sharples (vocals & guitar) and Ben Pinches (Hammond organ & sax).
We play original songs with a ska/punk/R&B flavour featuring authentic vintage sound, including a 1967 Hammond organ/Leslie and more besides.