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Michael Day

Raised in the beautiful Perth hills, singer/songwriter Michael Day’s music inspires listeners to ask questions about the world, reflect on personal struggles and consider what is really important in life. His indie folk rock flavoured music melts around you as you listen to moody soundscapes full of cleverly layered guitar and banjo melodies, driving rhythms and soulful harmonies. Day has spent a great deal of time working on thought-provoking lyrics to match and he shares his feelings and experiences and invites the listener into a conversation about what we value. Day began his musical journey in primary school, deciding to take guitar lessons and this decision set him on his current path. Early influences on a classically trained Day included John Butler and Newton Faulkner because of their skilful guitar playing, which ultimately led him to settle into the indie folk rock genre. At the end of 2019, Day gathered a group of talented musicians including Ben Humphreys (guitar, banjo), Rhyan Lyndon-James (bass) and Dave Rajendram (drummer) and they set about recording their first song ‘Guildford’ which was released in 2020. Their next single, ‘Storm’, was launched with a live show at The Sewing Room, Perth, and was played on Triple J Roots ‘n All. Day says, ‘The song’s a plea for good communication and mutual respect for human beings who are in general becoming politically polarised.’ The 2021 launch of ‘Treetops’ at Lyrics Underground in Perth was sold out and received great reviews and the intimate atmosphere created by Day and his band was superb. Amnplify magazine described Day as ‘a strong storyteller, invoking evocative imagery’ and his song ‘Treetops’ ‘shows the songwriter is unafraid to ask uncomfortable questions about his life.’ Day continued to use 2021 to write and launch more music with his band including the three-part single ‘In the Dark’ which was recorded and mixed by Andy Lawson (Riley Pearce, Noah Dillon, Death by Denim) and mastered by Grammy Award winning King Willy (Gotye, Spacey Jane, Ball Park Music, The Waifs). 2021 was a big year for the singer/songwriter and his band as their song ‘Storm’ was nominated for the WAM Song of the Year and they played at Blues at Bridgetown Music Festival, Edge of the Bay Festival Esperance supporting Dulcie and Mitchel Martin, Gidgestock and The Scene with Blake Williams. Day and his band have played alongside the likes of Joan and the Giants, Coterie, Dulcie, Vdelli, Donna Simpson (the Waifs), Kat Wilson, and Jacob Wylde. 2022 is an exciting year for the band who are producing their debut EP and looking to release their first single off the EP ‘Psych or the Priest’.

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