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Nine Days Biography


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Birth Place: Oyster Bay, New York, United States
Years Active: 1994–present
Genres: Alternative Rock, Indie Rock, Power Pop


Nine Days is a rock / power pop band which was popular in the early 2000s. Formed on Oyster Bay, New York by John Hampson and Brian Desveaux, they released three independent albums in the 1990s before their mainstream debut album, ''The Madding Crowd'', was released in 2000. The band scored two hits in the US from ''The Madding Crowd'', as "Absolutely (Story of a Girl)", which reached #6 and "If I Am", which reached #68.

A mainstream second album, ''So Happily Unsatisfied'', was scheduled for release in 2003. Unfortunately, due to complications with their record label, Sony, the album was never actually released as the band was no longer in possession of the rights of the songs. In 2006, Nine Days' official website updated with a statement that the album would finally see an actual release, but no other specifics were given.

After the split with Sony, the band released another album under their own record label. The album, titled ''Flying The Corporate Jet'', can be purchased at the bands' website. There have also been a number of other Nine Days albums that are available for free and legal download from .

Although the band is for the most part still together and occasionally performs shows, both vocal artists, John Hampson and Brian Desveaux, have pursued solo careers and their music is available for purchase from their websites, and respectively.

In mid-August 2006, Nine Days reunited and went back to the studio to record. ''Slow Motion Life (Part One)'', a new EP with 6 songs, was released on January 19, 2007, and is available from their website or iTunes. New album is to be announced for release. Nine Days will be performing a charity show for Wantagh S.O.S (Save Our Students), A group to help Wantagh students get sports back after the budget was voted down.