A tour-de-force behind the drums, south London-raised producer, composer and multi-instrumentalist Yussef Dayes brings a dynamic rhythmic sensibility to the stage. Given his first drumkit at the age of four, Dayes first gained attention as part of United Vibrations, a band he formed with two of his brothers, fusing Afrobeat with innovative jazz and rock grooves. Their 2016 album, The Myth of the Golden Ratio, was highly acclaimed. Since then he has released solo work and collaborated with fellow British jazz wunderkinds Kamaal Williams and Shabaka Hutchings. In 2020, a collaboration with singer/songwriter Tom Misch produced the top five song What Kinda Music. His hotly anticipated debut solo studio LP, Black Classical Music, was released in early September.