The Days (band)

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The Days
Origin Ivybridge, Devon, United Kingdom
Years active 2005 (2005)–2009 (2009)
Labels Atlantic
Past members Luke Simpkins
Harry Meads
Dan Simpkins
Tim Ayers

The Days were a British pop band, formed in 2005, originating from Ivybridge, Devon, UK.[1]


Formed in 2005, the band's lineup was brothers Luke (vocals, piano) & Dan Simpkins (bass guitar), and Harry Meads (drums).[2] After the members went to university in London and built up a fan base, and were joined in 2007 by guitarist Tim Ayers.[2][3] All the members had attended the same school.[4] After gaining interest from several record companies they were signed by Atlantic Records.[2]

In November 2007, they released an EP, Evil Girls. This was followed by singles "No Ties" and "Never Give Up".[5] "No Ties" peaked at number 91 on the UK Singles Chart.[5]

They toured as a support act for Paolo Nutini, The Fray, Supergrass, Elliott Minor, and Scouting for Girls, and headlined their own UK tour in 2009.[2][3][6][5][7]

They recorded an album in 2008 at Grouse Lodge with producers John Cornfield and Youth, but it was not released.[3][4]

On November 16, 2009, they announced that Ayers had left the band but that they would continue as a three-piece band.

The band cited The Beatles, The Eagles, and Ben Folds as influences.[3][4]


  • Atlantic Skies EP (2008), Atlantic - promo only
  • "No Ties" (16 February 2009), Atlantic[4]
  • "Never Give Up" (4 May 2009), Atlantic[5]

Band members[edit]

  • Luke Simpkins – vocals, piano, guitar (2005–2009)
  • Dan Simpkins – bass (2005–2009)
  • Tim Ayers – guitar (2006–2009)
  • Harry Meads – drums (2005–2009)


  1. ^ "A day to remember at city HMV store", Plymouth Herald, 18 February 2009. Retrieved 12 October 2014
  2. ^ a b c d "The Day: Bright Days ahead for band of brothers", Birmingham Mail, 13 March 2009. Retrieved 12 October 2014
  3. ^ a b c d Colton, Greg (2008) "Interview: The Days", Nottingham Post, 14 November 2008. Retrieved 12 October 2014
  4. ^ a b c d "These are The Days of our lives", West Briton, 6 January 2009. Retrieved 12 October 2014
  5. ^ a b c d Fulton, Rick (24 April 2009). "The Days: It's time for our glory days now". Daily Record. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "Happy Days on Tour", Plymouth Herald, 11 July 2008. Retrieved 12 October 2014
  7. ^ "Thank You for the Days", Leicester Mercury, 5 February 2009. Retrieved 12 October 2012