bicycle day

I was in bicycle day from 2001 to 2002.  They were an up and coming band in the area that I ran sound for at a show at The House.  Jared Nance, the original 2nd guitarist, was going to leave the band.  They asked me after the show and I said yes.  After seeing Andy Herald (vocals) and Isaac Hill (drums) do an acoustic show a few weeks earlier together, I really wanted to be a part of it.  It was raw, brilliant songwriting.

I had a chance to record their opening EP with them.  It was titled, “It’s Time for a Rock Song.”  9/11 had just happened.  Things were weird all around us and I wanted something pure and simple.  Andy and Isaac did a great job of communicating that musical and lyrically.  Here is the album in its entirety:


After I graduated from NIU in 2002, I stayed in Chicago.  The rest of the band moved to Madison and released two more CDs and played amazing shows.  Musically speaking, there was some challenging things that we attempted with 3 guitars.  I will always treasure my moments with this band.  I look at the outro solo of Impossible as one of the best things I ever recorded.  There is no way to recreate that magic.  Time and place my friends, time and place.

  2 comments for “bicycle day

  1. Jared
    12/05/2011 at 3:41 AM

    Hey, I was the original 2nd guitarist! …at least, as chronological order goes. 🙂 Great site, Roy.

    • Roy Finley
      12/05/2011 at 8:16 AM

      The original 2nd guitarist…duly noted! Thanks for checking it out, Jared!

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