Bio

Waking Day

Waking day are a five piece band from the North-West of England. Since the release of the critically acclaimed debut album “Cuckoo Land” the band has been busy writing new songs for a second album and preparing to hit the road with a dynamic new live set.

Piya Goddard

Fact File
  • Name: Piya
  • Instrument: Lead Guitar
  • Birth town: City of Angels
  • Influences: Paul Kossoff, Matt Schofield, Joe Bonamassa, Wes Montgomery, BB King and many others
  • Favourite food: Thai
  • Favourite quote: “Let go…”
  • Dogs or cats?: Waiting for a cute hybrid… in the meantime, dogs
Equipment Rundown
  • Guitars: Suhr Classic Pro (main guitar), Fender American Deluxe Telecaster, Gibson Les Paul Classic Custom.
  • Amplification: Victory V40 head and 112 cab (main amp), Fender Princeton Reverb.
  • Effects: Xotic AC Booster, TC Electronic Spark Booster, Seymour Duncan Pickup Booster, Ernie Ball Volume Pedal, Boss DD-7 Delay, Boss TU-3 tuner.

Justin Davenport

Fact File
  • Name: Justin
  • Instrument: Drums
  • Birth town: Bolton
  • Influences: John Bonham, Phil Collins, Buddy Rich, Ginger Baker, Mitch Mitchell, Animal
  • Favourite food: Anything hot and spicy
  • Favourite quote: “You can’t polish a turd”
  • Dogs or cats?: Dogs, paws down
Equipment Rundown
  • Kit: Gretsch
  • Cymbals: Zildjian, Paiste, Sabian
  • Monitoring: Roland, Alesis

Jon Shaw

Fact File
  • Name: Jon
  • Instrument: Acoustic Guitar, Lead Vocals
  • Birth town: Ashton-under-Lyne
  • Influences: C, G & D
  • Favourite food: Greek
  • Favourite quote: “We never really grow up, we just learn how to act in public”
  • Dogs or cats?: Dogs
Equipment Rundown
  • Guitar: Taylor 210CE
  • Amplification: Marshall AS50D acoustic amp
  • Vocals: Sure SM58 mic through a HC Telicon Voicelive 3 Extreme vocal processor.

Ade Hall

Fact File
  • Name: Ade
  • Instrument: Keyboards, Backing Vocals
  • Birth town: West Kirby
  • Influences: Tony Banks, Rick Wright and Rick Wakeman (there, I said it)
  • Favourite food: Anything not containing olives
  • Favourite quote: “I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn’t work that way… so I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness”
  • Dogs or cats?: Definitely dogs
Equipment Rundown
  • Keyboard: Nord Stage 3
  • Amplification: Behringer K3000FX

Andy Cooke

Fact File
  • Name: Andy
  • Instrument: Bass
  • Birth town: Swinton
  • Influences: Pete Way, John Paul Jones, Bruce Foxton, Michael Dunlop
  • Favourite food: Cats
  • Favourite quote: “What are you rebelling against? What have you got?”
  • Dogs or cats?: Motorbikes
Equipment Rundown
  • Bass: Fender Jazz,
  • Amplification: AER Amp 2

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