An Authentic Day for the Rising Star & Philanthropist

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Spencer Day’s The Mystery Of You is no doubt a groovy song, however, there’s no mystery to the man. He’s out there, transparent and living his life authentically – honestly while having quite a Day of it I might add. He’s coming to Atlanta to croon for a cause and he wants you to join him. Rising singer-songwriter Spencer Day brings his sex appeal, swag, rich baritone voice, and electric stage presence to Center Stage on September 6th to help raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association. He comes ushered into Georgia by friend and Atlanta resident Sheri Maddox who is the founder of the event. Maddox and Day met while Spencer was doing a music festival and through casual conversation realized they both had pivotal people in their lives succumb to the disease. For Spencer he lost his Grandfather and Great Grandmother and at the time Sheri was dealing with her grandfather’s last stages of the disease. They became supportive friends to one another.  Months later, when Sheri’s Grandfather passed and she wrote Spencer about the news. Day contacted her to console her and ask what he could do to help. Maddox expressed her desire to find a way to help raise money for the disease and, to her surprise, Day immediately offered to come to Atlanta to do a benefit show, all at his expense. By the way this makes the second year Day gives his time and talent to the cause.

Now it’s fair to say that Day is clearly on the fast track to musical success. He is being likened to popular artist such as Michael Buble and Harry Connick Jr. That’s not surprising giving that most of what pours out of Spencer is quite intoxicating. He yields a mighty lyrical pen and cranks out very hip tracks that produce toe-tapping songs. Yet the most notable thing about this singer songwriter I found when talking with him is that he is genuinely warm, sincere, and real.

When asked, what made this benefit concert so special to him? Spencer said; “Well this disease has touched me personally. I lost both my Grandfather and Great Grandmother to Alzheimer’s. And my wonderful friend Sheri is the true catalyst for bringing me to Atlanta to perform. So it’s personal too. At the same time I love Atlanta and the LGBT community”.

On the heels of just releasing his 5th album Daybreak, which contains rich original songs that have awesome lyrics married to catchy tunes. I couldn’t resist asking Day how he conjures and creates these songs? From where inside him do they come? “Over the last 5 years a lot has changed for me. I have a greater sense of purpose about my life and music. I really work at living my life authentically and transparently. I try to stay grounded and connected to what’s real in my life. I also work on facing my demons and understanding some of my personal challenges. All of this gets fueled into my art. It’s interesting, when you are standing on stage and creating anything you’re really naked in a sense. My feeling is you might as well let it all hang out!”

No doubt it’s that free spirit kind of attitude that led Spencer down music lane to develop into the jazz singer-songwriter he is today. He tried his hand a waiting tables and even got fired from a fast food restaurant job to be reminded that doing piano bar and playing shows was his niche. To that end Day remarks; “It was never on the table for me to be a jazz singer. It wasn’t a realistic goal to me at the time when I was waiting tables or getting fired at Taco Bell (that really happened to me by the way). But playing piano, writing songs and doing shows came natural.”

And as for the realization of success for Spencer? I asked when that occurred for him. What was that moment? “I guess the moment came for me after when I was driving all alone to see these really cool hippy friends of mine in Malibu and my first hit song Till You Come To Me came on the radio. I stopped and blasted it the whole time feeling giddy and thinking of my mom, it was a very surreal moment for me”. That song by the way jazz lovers stayed on the charts for 30 weeks making it the longest type of jazz song to stay up on the charts that length of time.

From festivals to concert venues, Spencer is indeed rising in the jazz arena and what is so great is that he is doing it humbly. As for Spencer’s take on Atlanta. “I love coming to Atlanta! I think there is such a beautiful energy to the south that for me is incredibly exotic. I look forward to the food and being out and about the LBGT community and meeting people. Plus I love to perform for Atlantans, they’re fun!” Get your tickets and let Day TAKE YOU AWAY on a knockout show. You’ll be glad you did.

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The Music Press Worldwide is Buzzing about DAYBREAK

DaybreakThe music press worldwide is buzzing with excitement about the release of jazz/pop crooner Spencer’s critically acclaimed CD ‘Daybreak’! Spencer is widely regarded for his original songs that blend compelling melodies, smart lyrics and lush arrangements. Audiences around the world have enthusiastically supported Spencer for over ten years at venues as diverse as Birdland in New York, the Hollywood Bowl, Jazz Alley in Seattle, the Pacific Rim Jazz Festival in Manila, the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, Feinstein’s in San Francisco, Tanglewood, the Craig Ferguson Show and at music venues and festivals across the U.S. and worldwide. Spencer has a widely diverse and enthusiastic fan base in the U.S., Asia, Latin America and Europe.

In response to the positive press his new CD has been garnering, Spencer has this to say, “Once again I am amazed and humbled by the reaction we have gotten both from friends, fans and from the media. This has been a delightfully grassroots effort all around and I’m so happy it continues to have such far reaching appeal. In an age where there is so much media noise, the referrals of well-respected friends and critics can be the difference between getting your music out there and having it lost in the fray. Thanks to all those who continue to give voice to our artistic efforts.”

Here’s what the press have been raving:

“Album number five from jazzeteer, Spencer Day, sees him paying homage to the sixties, with an album split evenly between originals and covers. And it’s good.” – the-rocker.co.uk

“Day’s music is simply charming, from top to bottom. Where should we place him? Jazz? Pop? Crooner’s music? Which genre really does not matter.” – keysandchords.com

“You’ll get a jazz look at the 1960’s that’ll get your toes tappin’ and your fingers snappin’…. The whole album is a great listen that pulls you in. Spencer Day’s ‘Daybreak’ definitely gets a thumbs up from me.” – Shakefire.com

“Classics including Groovin, A World Without Love and Never My Love, have been re-imagined and interpreted in Spencer’s trademark honey baritone voice.” – JazzTimes

“He sings like he’s a seasoned jazz musician, and his natural charisma and presence really make (his music) highly enjoyable…Spencer Day is a charming musician from start to finish, as his songs will keep you wanting to hear more, and after hearing his latest effort, new music cannot come fast enough.” – ListenHereReviews.com

“Very original jazzy covers of song classics from the 60’s. He knows his music classics very well, as is evidenced by the choice of those five numbers.” – Rootstime, Belgium

In support of ‘Daybreak’, Spencer will be performing special engagements:

  • Mayne Stage 9/9/14 Chicago, IL
  • Soiled Dove 9/11/14 Denver, CO
  • Affirmation 9/12/14 Salt Lake City, UT
  • One Man Band 9/27/14 Hudson, NY Planning
  • Martini’s above 4th 11/5 & 11/6 San Diego
  • AIDS Fund Raiser 12/6/14 Palm Springs, CA
  • Edmunds PAC 2/14/15 Edmunds, WA
  • Cabaret 88 3/18/15 Palm Springs, CA

Touring and Radio Play

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Hello Friends! I’m writing from beautiful, stunning Austria. This is the land of “The Sound of Music” and I expect to see Maria and the von Trapp family around every corner. Growing up in a Mormon home, my entertainment choices were G-rated musicals and Disney flicks. “The Sound of Music” was one of my favorites and the songs keep filling my head. Yesterday was Salzburg-home to Mozart and so much musical history. I love my job!
I wanted to wish everyone a very happy August and let you know that a growing number of radio stations are playing tracks from my newest album, Daybreak, and the reviews are really positive. Thanks to Sirius/XM and other stations that are spinning Daybreak.
Thanks also to all of my fans in the U.S. who have come to my shows. Your support means the world to me. Stay tuned, more good music to come!
Peace and Love to all.
Spencer.

Spencer Day Releases a Free EP A Day’s Work Download Your Copy Now

Hey everyone, Greetings from 38,000 feet! I wanted you all to know that my team has put together an EP of a few tunes from “Daybreak” and my two previous albums. It’s live on a fantastic website called NoiseTrade (www.noisetrade.com/spencerday). It’s a curated music community where you enter your e-mail address and you can download free music and books. My EP is called “A Day’s Work”  and it’s available now, with a big promotion planned beginning today Thursday, June 19. If you can, check it out. Love to you all. Spencer.

DAYBREAK by Spencer Day Debuts on the Billboard Charts

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DAYBREAK debuted on the Billboard charts… Jazz Albums #20 and Contemporary Jazz Albums #11. Thank you to all my fans for everything you did to make this release a success!

Spencer Day DAYBREAK Available Online at These Fine Locations

Here is a list of online locations that you can purchase the CD or download the album.

Amoeba

Barnes And Noble

Amazon 

Best Buy

Apple iTunes

Spencer Day DAYBREAK Available at These Stores

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The brand new album DAYBREAK can be found at these various record stores around the country.

Amoeba
– 1 Store – Los Angeles, CA

Amoeba
– 1 Store – Berkeley, CA

Amoeba
– 1 Store – San Francisco, CA

Music Millennium – 1 Store – Portland, OR

Independent Records – 7 Stores – Colorado

Twist and Shout –
1 Store – Denver, CO

Dimple Records – 7 Stores – Sacramento, CA

Silver Platters – 3 Stores – Seattle, WA

Rasputin – 12 Stores – CA, NV

Spencer Day DAYBREAK is #1 on iTunes Jazz Chart

Spencer Day DAYBREAK #1 on iTunes Jazz

 

#1 on the iTunes Jazz charts… Spencer Day DAYBREAK! Thank you everyone! You can download your copy at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/daybreak/id879580523 and be sure to leave me a review and rating as well!

Spencer Day DAYBREAK Available to Preorder on Apple iTunes

Spencer Day Daybreak on iTunes

I know some of you love to get your music from iTunes, well the new album DAYBREAK is now available to preorder on iTunes.https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/daybreak/id879580523

SPENCER DAY’S INTERVIEW WITH ANDY PARRISH ON WVSU-FM 98.1

Spencer discusses his childhood, musical influences, the inspiration behind “Daybreak”, and the future of his career with Andy Parrish on WVSU-FM 98.1.

Listen to his interview here: Spencer Day on WVSU-FM 98.1

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