Members: Gukke, Geert, Kim, Bjorn
(Full bio: www.fivedaysoff.com/biopage)
Since the release of their debut album ripping the field on funtime records in 2000, Five Days off has been constantly touring, playing shows or recording. Their infectious, fastforward melodic punkrock with some hard rockin influences was brought to several European countries. Five days off did several European tours, including one as support for the Swedish Adhesive and a full month tour with labelmates Shandon (it) and the german band Skin of Tears. Their first album was also released on the Canadian New Horizon Records and the band did a headlining tour through Canada in 2001. Enter 2002, Five Days off records the follow up album Coast to coast with Patrick Delabie and the catchy chorusses, great melodies and fast punkrock take the band to an even higher plan. They are invited to play at various festivals like Pukkelpop, Rock Herk, Groezrock , Marktrock Leuven and many, many others. Being good friends with that other big punkrockband from Belgium Flatcat that is- they decided to team up for a split cd and start recording at D Studio in the fall of 2003. The result was released in 2004 and things start even going better. On the split cd, the band kind of reinvented theirselves, resulting in a collection of catchy songs with a great drive and full of passion and energy. For sure, the new sound and approach fits the band well and they soon start working on the new full length album. In the meantime, there are some smaller tours in various European countries and a support tour for Belvedere through Canada in the spring of this year. Right after their return from Canada, they are finishing their songs. The summer is spent in D studio to do the recordings with Dirk Miers and Jasper Vergeer (from Undeclinable) who also worked hard on the new 5do album as producer and contributor to some vocal arrangements. Jasper and Olly (from the Shandon) are also doing some guestvocals and the result is astonishing. The mastering of the new album deerfoot trail was done at the famous Blasting Room Studio (usa) by Bill Stevenson (Descendents, All) in september of this year and now Five days off is ready to take the punkrockscene by storm once again !
- European tour with Adhesive (2001).
- Canadian tour (2001).
- Spain-tour (2001)
- France-Italy tour (2002).
- Spain tour with Against-Time(2002).
- German tour with Skin of Tears and Shandon (2003).
- Spain tour with Flatcat (2004).
- Canadian tour (2005) with Belvedere and Resistance
Me first and the gimme gimmes, No Use for a name, Strung Out, Ten Foot Pole, Pulley, Venerea, Ignite, Satanic Surfers, No Fun At All, 59 Times The Pain, Nofx, New Found Glory, Down By Law, Bouncing Souls, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Reel Big Fish, Vision, Nra, Frenzal Rhomb, Useless Id, Burning Heads, Skin Of Tears, Pridebowl, Heideroosjes, Undeclinable, Adhesive, Midtown...
About Deerfoot trail
-Deerfoot trail was recorded at the well known D Studio in Asse. Engineered mixed and produced by Dirk Miers. Co- produced by Jasper Vergeer from Undeclinable. It contains a great collection of catchy melodic punkrock with an angle.
-There are guestvocals on the Deerfoot trail album by Jasper from Undeclinable and Olli from Shandon
-Mastered at the Blasting room Studio (usa) by Bill Stevensen (Descendents, All).
- This is without any doubt- Five Days offs best album to date and will please every fan of good, tight and honest punkrock
Bjrn : Guitar, lead vocals
Gukke : Drums
Kim : Rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Geert : Bass