BIOGRAPHY - ONEDAY 40
OneDay40 are an Americana/Southern Rock band formed in late 2005 by four guys from Glasgow Scotland. Billy on bass, George lead vocals, John playing guitars with Andy on drums first met in BritCountry band Evangeline. As Former members of this top Scottish contemporary country band, Evangeline achieved two UK Country number ones hits and a string of great live performances in the early years of this decade.
OneDay40 was formed after the demise of Evangeline. The members of OneDay 40 sought to take their musical experiences in a new direction and were seeking a new outlet for their desire to write and perform. Still fiercely loyal to their country roots but recognising the other influences on their musical development think of the Eagles battling it out with Matchbox 20, or Keith Urban dueling Telecasters with Bruce Springsteen. In January 2009 longtime collaborator, muse, nurse and referee Tracey Braithwaite who had just finished touring with Horse and performing with KT Tunstall, formally joined the band. With credits under belt which included the National Stadium in Glasgow, and the Bluebird Café in Nashville, the band gained a reputation for great songwriting and an energetic stage show. OneDay40 have always enjoyed things Americana, so were delighted in February 2009 when they attracted the attention of Nashville's Colt Records,resulting in their signing to that label and a planned release of a new version of "Unfinished Business" in the US. The Band recorded their debut album in Glasgow's famous Park Lane Studios (Texas, Del Amitri, The Proclaimers, James Grant etc.) under the watchful eye of Paul McGeechan (formerly of Love and Money). Contributions include a duet with legendary Glasgow voice Horse, some great guitar work from famous Glasgow bluesman Alan Nimmo, and just the right enough amount of steel guitar from Zac Ware of the Proclaimers.
The album "Unfinished Business" features 12 original self-penned songs. The guys have put a lot of energy into the songs and gained a reputation for great songwriting and an energetic stage show. As with their Evangeline material, it's not aimed at the Country music club or linedancer.
"Unfinished Business" will appeal to both the Country fan who appreciates the talents of songwriters and original material, and the wider audience, pop & rock fans, student venues etc."50 Miles" is a haunting song that's already had a bit of airplay. Horse joins George on a duet for the acoustic "Love Ain't Always Pretty". The song is one of the highlights on the album. Probably the most Country song on the album is "Sad Cowboy", inspired by one of their fans who called them that. "Unfinished Business" is a first class album. It defies labels, so should appeal to country fans and those who think they don't like Country music alike.
Visit artist website at www.oneday40.com