Being the daughter of legendary jazz drummer Tony Hicks and related to international recording artist Chris Rea (Driving Home For Christmas), it’s no surprise Daisy Hicks was going to sing! After being classically trained and beginning her career in jazz, Daisy decided to deviate from her roots and explore her musical horizons. By the age of 19 Hicks had been signed by Concept Music, with whom she released her debut album ‘Mistress’. The album broke in the UK, Japan and European markets with radio play on the likes of KISS, Radio 1 and Capitol.
Hicks didn’t stop there and has collaborated internationally, writing with Aron Friedman (Backstreet Boys,Take That), Stefan Örn (co-wrote 2011 Eurovision winner, Anders Bagge, Westlife), Jeff Franzel (Josh Groban, Taylor Dayne), Malcolm Maddock (James Brown, Lionel Ritchie) and worked with producers Matt Fell (multi-CMAA award winner, Sara Storer, Shane Nicholson), Tim Laws (Daryl Hall, Gabrielle, Lighthouse Family) and Pete Craigie (Billy Ocean, Seth Lakeman) to name a few.
Daisy’s crystal-clear vocals that soar above the music have been played almost everywhere you can think of, including thousands of shops, bars and airlines around the globe and her track So Much More Than Love featured on the hit US TV series ‘Pretty Little Liars’.
Daisy’s new laid back jazzy style was recorded on Elton John’s old piano from his house in Beverly Hills that now resides in Curtis Schwartz’ Berry House Studios (Stacey Kent). Having lost her dad 10 years ago to lung cancer, Hicks found the recording process particularly emotional as her father had recorded at Berry House Studios on many occasions.
“Christmas Without You” – written by Daisy and produced by Tim Laws, Pete Craigie and Chris Harvey. Not only is “Christmas Without You” a well-crafted song that will be played for years to come, 10% of the digital sales this year will be donated to BBC’s Children In Need