Gary Day (musician)

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Gary Day
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Background information
Birth name Gary Day
Born (1965-06-27) 27 June 1965 (age 49)
England
Genres Alternative rock
Rockabilly Alternative Folk
Occupations Bassist
Instruments Bass guitar
Years active 1985–present
Labels Various
Associated acts Morrissey

Gary Day (born 27 June 1965) is a British bass guitar player. He was best known for playing bass for Morrissey.

Day originally played for Morrissey from 1991,[1] until he was fired in 1994. He was then re-hired in 1999 for Morrissey's Oye Esteban tour. He remained the band's bassist until he parted ways at the end of the 2006 tour, to spend time with his family and to work on his own material. Day did not participate in any of Morrissey's recording sessions' in 2007.

Day's own group, The Gazmen (which featured fellow Morrissey guitarist Alain Whyte along with 2 members of The Sharks, Alan Wilson & Paul Hodges) released a four song EP entitled "Rigormortis Rock" Sept 2000, which was a re-release of the group's 1995 12 inch vinyl EP (on the Vinyl Japan label) called "Rigamortis Rock". Aside from working on his own projects, Day is also a frequent DJ.[2]

Throughout his career, he has played with a number of London-based rockabilly bands including The Caravans, Frantic Flintstones, Colbert Hamilton, The Nitros and The Sharks. He has also played with Empress of Fur.

In late 2012, Day joined a British band called the Ely Plains. However, he left the band in October the next year.

Discography[edit]

The Sharks
  • Recreational Killer (1993)
  • Bitch Attack (1994)
  • The Very Best Of The Sharks (2002)

[3]

Morrissey

References[edit]

  1. ^ Strong, Martin Charles (2002). The great rock discography. The National Academies. ISBN 1-84195-312-1. ISBN 9781841953120. 
  2. ^ Deathrow - The Chronicles of Psychobilly (Book)
  3. ^ http://www.cherryred.co.uk/