High Holy Days (band)

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Not to be confused with High Holidays.
High Holy Days
Origin North Bay, Ontario Canada
Genres Post-grunge
Years active 1998 (1998)–present
Labels Universal (2003 – 2006)
Roadrunner (2003 – 2006)
Website www.highholydaysmusic.com
Members Marc Arcand
Bill MacGregor
Chris Amey
Brett Hind
Brian Finner
Past members Brian Bird
Dave Thompson
Jeremy Galda
Jason Guindon
Sterling Campbell

High Holy Days is a Canadian post-grunge music group formed in North Bay as the Arcand Band in 1998. In 2000 their name was changed to High Holy Days. The band currently consists of vocalist Marc Arcand, guitarist Bill MacGregor, guitarist Brett Hind, bassist Chris Amey, and drummer Brian Finner. Former members of the band include Dave Thompson (guitarist), Jeremy Galda (bassist), Brian Bird (drummer), and Jason Guindon (drummer).


The band released their debut album All My Real Friends independently, and subsequently signed to Roadrunner Records in 2003. Roadrunner re-released that album in March 2004. This album subsequently spawned the Canadian hit singles "All My Real Friends", "The River of Styx" and "The Getaway". The album was also released in the United States in the fall of 2004. In Canada MuchMusic aired the videos for All My Real Friends and The Getaway. In the United States the video for The Getaway aired on Fuse (then mmusa).

In April 2006, as reported in the Wigan Evening Post, the band was in Platt Bridge, Wigan, working on their next album. They wanted to get away from Canada and work somewhere quiet. Whilst working in the studio in Platt Bridge they played gigs in Leigh and in The Tavern in Wigan.

This album was released on their new website in January 2012. According to this website they are working on a third album.


Release Date Country Title Label
February 22, 2003 Canada All My Real Friends Aleithia Records/AMG (Independent)
March 23, 2004 Canada All My Real Friends Universal Music Group
September 28, 2004 United States All My Real Friends Roadrunner Records
January 2012 "It's Not O.K." Independent


Year Song
2003 "The River of Styx" (album version)
2003 "Living in your Head"
2004 "All My Real Friends"
2004 "The Getaway"


  • Most of the info for the singles and the release date of the Independent release of All My Real Friends came from articles in the Sudbury Star, accessed through Lexis-Nexis.
  • The Wigan Evening Post article referenced above can be found here.

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