Red Letter Day (band)
|Red Letter Day|
|Labels||Released Emotions, Zip|
|Past members||Ian Campbell
The band's original lineup was Ade Oakley (vocals, guitar), Ian Campbell (guitar), Pete White (bass guitar) and Brian Lee (drums), although after recording tow demos, this line up ended and Oakley recruited Davie Egan (guitar), Keith Metcalfe (bass), and Daryn Price (drums).
The band's first release was the "Wherever You May Run" single in March 1986, which found favour with disc jockey John Peel, who invited them to record a session for his BBC Radio 1 show. The band moved on to Quiet Records for their next two releases before signing for Released Emotions. With former Original Mirrors bassist Steve replacing Metcalfe, the band recorded a split album with The Sect, Soft Lights and Loud Guitars, released in July 1988. After a single in November 1989, Egan left, with Ray "Razor" replacing him. The band's first album proper, More Songs About Love and War, was released in 1991.
They continued to record and play live, splitting in 2007 but reforming several times since.
- Soft Lights and Loud Guitars (1988), Released Emotions - split with The Sect
- More Songs About Love and War (1991), Released Emotions
- Nothing at This Moment in Time (1995), Ank
- Lethal (1998), Holier Than Thou
- Everything Matters (2005), Zip
- Chance Meetings: The Best of Red Letter Day 1985-1999 (2001), Zip
- "Wherever You May Run" (1986), Lost Generation
- Released Emotions EP (1986), Quiet
- "Take Me In Your Arms" (1987), Quiet
- "Last Night" (1989), Released Emotions
- "Stop the World" (1993), Incognito
- "Insomnia" (1997), Mouthy
- "Happy New Year" (1999), Mouthy
- "Nettle" (2003), Zip