"We all met whilst we were at Lowton High School, and formed the band at school. Our music teacher was in a band called Only One Mammal and he arranged our first gig, which was at Yorkshire House in Lancaster in 2001," says Johnny D. "We hadn't had much experience of gigging at the time. That was our worst gig ever.
"This experience, however didn't stop 8 Days Late. On 4th January 2003, they played a gig at Southport Art Centre which was amazing," Johnny D recalls. "The stage set up and lighting was fantastic and we played to loads of people. That was a real buzz."
The gigs for 8 Days Late are getting better and so is their music.
Their next gig is the HMV Showcase at Life Café, Manchester on 4th September 2003 and they are currently rehearsing for this. "At the moment though, gigging isn't our priority," states Johnny D. "We want to improve our music and generate a wider audience. We will get more gigs after September 4th."
8 Days Late have MP3's found HERE. "These early tracks aren't a true representation of the music that we play now, though," declares Johnny D.
"We are always writing new music. Johnny Y and myself have begun listening to heavier rock to widen our musical experience. Chris likes hip hop."
Manchester's Midi School of Music have awarded recording time to 8 Days Late, and they will be using this to record their strongest tracks. "We want to make a demo and get it out to people as soon as possible," says Johnny D. "Our ultimate dream for the band is a record contract."
See more of 8 Days Late on their website http://www.8dayslate.co.uk
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