Gone For Days / Bio

Boston based Rock group GONE FOR DAYS originated in 2010 after lead vocalist CHRIS TAYLOR had left his current band. His vision was to pursue a different songwriting direction that was more personal to him as a writer. Through a mutual management relationship, Taylor had met guitarist JESSE HATCH, who at the time was working in songwriting, radio promotion and artist development with a Universal record label out of Nashville, Tennessee. Hatch was looking for a similar songwriting situation as Taylor, and the two forged a long-distance writing partnership. They would soon record what would be the first songs of the GONE FOR DAYS project.

After these initial recordings caught the attention of some label and management firms, Taylor and Hatch decided that it was crucial to live closer to one another. Jesse packed up his life in Nashville and moved to New England to unite with Taylor to build the band in its entirety. It was now time for Chris and Jesse to complete the rest of what would become GONE FOR DAYS. After a number of lineup changes Jesse called on a friend from Nashville, vocalist and bassist CHRISTOPHER DICKMAN. The GONE FOR DAYS project was over 1,000 miles away, yet Jesse immediately texted Dickman to brush up on his bass playing skills and asked him to come to Boston for an audition. Determined to shine at the audition, Chris learned every GFD song in less than two weeks. After the audition, Dickman was accepted into the project and like Jesse, left Nashville and all his current recording projects to pursue GONE FOR DAYS full-time. Taylor then enlisted former band mate and CRAVING LUCY drummer, JUSTIN PACY. The four would now share the stage as GONE FOR DAYS, with the lineup complete.

In 2012, Guilty Pleasure, the first single, was quickly picked up by Sirius XM Octane radio, which helped launch the band and the song to national status. Soon after the song was added to the rotation in April of 2012, it was getting upwards of 8 spins a day. The song was number one at Octane for 16 weeks and was voted into the stations list of the 50 biggest songs of the year. The band went on to win the Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands, received a nomination for Best Rock Act of the Year at the New England Music Awards and spent 2012-2013 playing with many national bands including Stone Temple Pilots, Fuel, Filter, Soil, Godsmack and many more, including a national run on the "Winter Riot Tour" with Taproot, 12 Stones, Digital Summer, Dorydrive, 3 Pill Morning and Prospect Hill.

In 2015, the band released their new single, "Colorado High", featuring a solo from legendary guitarist Dan Donegan (Disturbed, Fight or Flight) and is current working on their next full release.

General Info

Band Members
Chris Taylor - Vocals, Jesse Wayne Hatch - Guitars, Christopher Dickman - Bass, Justin Pacy - Drums
Artist Name
Gone For Days
Profile Page
Active Since
Rock / Active Rock / Hard Rock

Contact Info

Hooksett, NH

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