G.C. Dayer

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G. C. Dayer (b. Gustavo Caldeira, Lisboa, 8 April 1985) is a Portuguese musician and composer, active from 2001 to 2012 as a solo artist in Portugal and UK. He's known for his eclectic mixture of several musical styles such as bossa nova, folk, R&B, alternative among others even if he's most recognized as a pop [1][2] composer.[3] He started singing from a very early age and later went on to learn both guitar, piano and bass influenced by classic standards from the 50's, 60's and 70's. Performing live since 2003, in 2004 he debuted on SIC Radical sharing the bill on tha same day as Brazilian band Jota Quest. The debut album Popsody [4] was released by independent label Clandestine records in 2008. In the following year, his most acclaimed album Say Don't - Look What [5] was recorded, receiving radio airplay in countries such as France (Arc En Ciel), Mexico, Brazil (Roquette-Pinto FM) and Portugal (RDP Antena 1). On this record it was recorded a mash-up funky version mixing Gorillaz song "19-2000", The Beatles "Hey Jude" and The Rolling Stones "Sympathy For The Devil". 2010 was a year full of concerts all over Portugal, being selected as a Pop finalist for the country popular contest RRW, promoted by Worten, in Porto. Recently his latest album Nail On The Head, led him to debut in London, on a mini-tour.[6][7][8][9] Formerly known as a fan of The Beatles, he spent eight consecutive days playing in Abbey Road, next to the famous zebra crossing becoming popular among visitors from all over the world,[10] for delight of Beatles fans. Accidentally, he met Roger Ferris second engineer for "Let It Be". He also found courage and support by Marijke Koger and Paul Gambaccini, and he later stated that without their encouraging words he would never fly to London cause they gave him confidence. In August 2012 he opened the second day of Rock In Tejo Festival, and planned the release of a Bossa Nova album, an EP for Petra Records but these projects never went ahead. He also produced a song for Susana In Colors debut EP called «I Woke Up Today» (written by herself). In October 2013, it was announced the signing with Spanish netlabel Chucketta Entertainment.[11] During his career he have met several artists such as Ronan Keating, Jota Quest, Gomo, GNR, Philip Murray Warson or Legendary Tiger Man, and worked with Profetas Urbanos, The Peltz, Elias Aço O'Nyanga as well as others. In 2012 he decided to resume his musical career but in April 2014 he made a last appearance at stage in Lisbon, after that he became a busker and often play on different public places across Portugal and beyond. He's the father of a daughter called Michelle (named after The Beatles song) born 7 March 2014.


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  5. ^ "GCDayer - Say Don't - Look What! (CD) at Discogs". Discogs.com. 2009-11-29. Retrieved 2011-12-18. 
  6. ^ "Monday Alternative: Gary J Armstrong + Ben Sayer + GCDayer + Philip Murray Warson « Nambucca". Nambuccalondon.com. Retrieved 2011-12-18. 
  7. ^ "GCDayer : EPK | OurStage". Ourstagela.com. Retrieved 2012-09-17. 
  8. ^ "Gary J Armstrong, Ben Sayer, Gcdayer, and Philip Murray Warson — London — Nambucca — 07 November 2011". Songkick. 2011-11-07. Retrieved 2011-12-18. 
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  10. ^ "O Mirante - diário online - Cultura & Lazer - O músico de Alhandra que tocou Beatles nas ruas de Londres vai repetir a aventura". Omirante.pt. 2012-01-09. Retrieved 2012-09-17. 
  11. ^ [2] We announce, in an official way, the signing of a quality musician as GCDayer by our Netlabel. In a few days, we'll start uploading to the web his works.