Daytona Lights

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Daytona Lights
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Background information
Origin London, England
Genres groove pop, Indie rock, indie pop,
Years active 2006–2013
Labels Summer Omelette
Members Dan Lawrence
Matt Gill
Laurence Saywood
Sam Fordham
Louis Souyave

Daytona Lights are a UK Indie Pop band from London.


The band formed in 2006 at East 15 Acting School[1] where they first performed with an alternative line-up. In 2010 Louis Souyave joined the band and went on to begin touring the London live music circuit.

The band were signed in 2010 by Hubris Records Ltd, the record label of producer Steve Levine. In 2012 the band parted ways with Hubris and founded their own label Summer Omelette. Summer Omelette's first release was the single "Midnight Beach" which was followed up by the "Old Fashioned Love" EP, produced by the band's guitarist Louis Souyave.

Daytona Lights split in late 2013.


The band has received air time on BBC Radio 1, XFM, BBC Radio 1Xtra, BBC Radio 6, BalconyTV, and a remix of their 2012 single 'My Place' by Boy George. XFM's John Kennedy has championed the band on his show through various live sessions and airplay.[2]

Their debut studio album 'This Modern Landscape' was released 29 December 2011.[3] They are credited with coining the genre description "Groove-Pop".


In 2009 the band appeared in BlackBerry's 'Love What You Do' commercial[4] and in 2010 the band's single 'Lillian' was used for an Olympus commercial.[5]

In September 2011 it was announced Daytona Lights would be joining the regular cast of UK soap Hollyoaks[6] where they would play "partially fictional versions of themselves". who would go on form the band within the show and play their own music which would then become available on iTunes. The band's last appearance on the show came in May 2012 as story arcs concluded.[7]


  • Dan Lawrence - Lead Vocals/Acoustic Guitar
  • Matt Gill - Guitar/Trombone/Vocals
  • Laurence Saywood - Bass/Vocals
  • Sam Fordham - Drums/Vocals
  • Louis Souyave - Lead Guitar/Vocals



  • Air.and.Balloon EP (Self Released - 2010)
  • This Modern Landscape LP (Hubris Records - 2011)
  • Old Fashioned Love EP (Summer Omelette Records - May 2013)


  • White Horses (Hubris Records - 2011)
  • Lillian (Hubris Records - 2011)
  • My Place (Hubris Records - 2012)
  • Midnight Beach (Summer Omelette - 2013)


  1. ^ "TellyMix Article". 3 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Boy George 'My Place' remix". 29 October 2009. 
  3. ^ "Music Week Album Article". 30 December 2011. 
  4. ^ "Blackberry 'Love what you do' commercial". 29 October 2009. 
  5. ^ "Olympus 'Read My Lips' Commercial". 10 August 2010. 
  6. ^ Lindvall, Helienne (29 September 2011). "The Guardian: Why bands should try acting". London. 
  7. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (28 March 2012). "'Hollyoaks' return for Daytona Lights". Digital Spy. (Hearst Magazines UK). Retrieved 28 March 2012.