Although Day Drunk is a young band, having only started in February of 2013, they have a already impressed listeners and critics alike with their stage performances and debut EP. Day Drunk has continually been gaining steam in the Canadian music scene. They have shared the stage with Canada's Theory of a Deadman, and Cuff The Duke. Competing with over 1000 artists in CBC's Hockey song contest, they came Top 100, and in a pool of over 4500 artists Canada-wide, they came Top 25 in CBC's Searchlight competition for the Hamilton area. They have been finalists in LCBO's Whiskey Rocks competition and have been finalists in McMaster's Last Band Standing. With a summer tour and album release in the planning, they are looking to do what they do best, have fun with a crowd and play some great music.
In February 2013, Jordan Hallin saw a poster for a battle of the bands and decided "Hey, why not?" and so asked friends Martin Vandenberk and Rhett Amin if they wanted to play for the competition. After all three decided to YOLO, Jordan was filling out the band application and it asked for a band name. "This band stuff is really quite a lot of work," Jordan thought to himself and decided upon the name Day Drunk because he had been drinking for a whole month straight. The band qualified and with one rehearsal under their belts they decided they were ready. The recording that can be heard and downloaded is the very first time the band played together for a show.
In short, we are an alt-rock band, or a "large ensemble", based out of Hamilton. We like to get together, drink, cause a ruckus and, on a good occasion, make some music. Day Drunk has shared the stage with such great Canadian bands as Cuff The Duke, Theory of a Deadman, Billy Moon and The Zilis.