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 membersEdit

  • 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. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "The Day: Bright Days ahead for band of brothers", Birmingham Mail, 13 March 2009. Retrieved 12 October 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Colton, Greg (2008) "Interview: The Days", Nottingham Post, 14 November 2008. Retrieved 12 October 2014
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 "These are The Days of our lives", West Briton, 6 January 2009. Retrieved 12 October 2014
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Fulton, Rick (24 April 2009). The Days: It's time for our glory days now. Daily Record. Retrieved on October 10, 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

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