2006 – present (14 years)
The eclectic sound of The Ember Days combines rock, pop, heavy drive and cinematic, all in the one package – The Ember Days released its debut album, Your eyes light up in September 2007.
Wanting not only to write good music, but to write good music they were passionate about, that also conveyed their love for God was how this project came about. Forming only just a year and a half before releasing their full length album, The Ember Days was first a vision for Jason ( lead vocals – guitar). He and his wife Janell (lead vocals and keys) moved from the states to New Zealand to begin assembling the rest of the band. Tim Peters (bass) joined up first followed by Elliot Norton (lead vocals – guitar). The band started practicing and writing songs without a drummer for quite some time. A few drummers filled in here and there, but eventually the “want add” made its way to Myspace where Joel Bremner (drums) fit the job description, thus creating a full band ready for action.
The name itself came as a winning result in a “paper rock scissors” game at their first ever show together. The Ember Days was an ancient Anglican tradition that set aside three days every season for prayer and fasting.
Their music however is quite opposite to the chance of a silly game. The album, Your Eyes Light Up is an album that moves between ambient sounds, driving guitars, and melodic piano pieces, not to mention with three lead singers, four songwriters and influences from Sigur Ros to Thrice, the sound is destined to vary from song to song.
The Ember Days toured New Zealand in late 2007 putting such festivals as Sam Stock, and Parachute under their belts along with numerous bars, clubs, and churches. This is just the beginning for the young quintet as they head to America in the summer of 2008 only adding to their rapidly growing fan base across the world.
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