FourDayWeekend (Formally Known As TheElement) is an Irish Alternative Rock/ Pop Punk band that formed in 2010. The 5 piece consists of lead vocalist Samira Barar, Lead Guitarist Dan Maguire, guitarist and backing vocalist Shane Murphy, bassist Tegan Thomas, and drummer Darren Armstrong. For a short period of time FourDayWeekend were a "unique" 3 piece pop band consisting of Thomas, Murphy and Maguire. They were unique as they "swapped" instruments with eachother after each song, bacause they were the classic Guitar-Bass-Drum band. Barar joined after a few months and shortly after, Armstrong joined. The band then started to get recognised in the Irish Music Scene for powerful Female vocals and unique style of writing music.