|Birth name||Ronald Guglielmone, Jr.|
January 18, 1988 |
Redwood City, California, U.S.
|Instruments||Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Piano, Drums, Violin, French Horn|
By the age of 16, Day had sold over 10,000 copies of his bedroom record, Nine Sleepless Nights. He tested for proficiency, graduated high school early, and drove coast to coast playing on street corners, in parks, backyards and living rooms. He rose to the top unsigned artist position on both Myspace and Purevolume's music charts, and sales of his album skyrocketed.
In 2006, on his 18th birthday, Day signed with Epic Records, ending an industry-wide bidding war. He has since shared the stage with acts such as The Goo Goo Dolls, Dashboard Confessional, The Plain White T's and Gym Class Heroes. He also played dates on The Warped Tour, The Bamboozle, and MTV's Campus Invasion Tour.
His song "Falling for You" has been heavily featured on various MTV shows, most notably The Real World and The Hills and his song, "My Only Friend" was featured on the Cartoon Network movie "Re-Animated".
mtvU produced The Ronnie Day Project, an episodic video series based on the music from his debut album. The series was directed by Joshua Caldwell, who won a MTV Movie Award for Best Film on Campus.
After being dropped from his label deal, Day set music aside. He spent several years backpacking abroad, and closed all of his websites down. Five years after his debut release, he has recently begun recording again and released a new EP, Night Owl, on November 1, 2011. He has called his self-producing label "Simplify Music".
He is currently in the studio working on a full length release entitled "Becomes The Whale", due sometime in 2014.
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