Joseph Carter and Derek Mattuchio formed MEET THE DAY in Massachusetts during the summer of 2001. The band's music offers rhythmic intensity reminiscent of The Dave Matthews Band or Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals crossed with the storytelling lyric style of Paul Simon. The band arrived on the Boston music scene in mid 2003 with several performances that quickly helped generate strong word of mouth and sold out shows. The band was signed by New England Artist Management in November 2006.
The band's debut CD, "It's About Time" was released February 2007 and sold over 5000 copies within 12 months. The bands CD release tour yielded numerous sold-out shows between New Hampshire, Boston and New York. Additional highlights include a three month weekend and overnight rotation on two of Boston's top rated radio station's WBOS and WBCN. The band's track "5-Years Coming" is the theme song for the "JT The Brick Show", Fox Sports in California.
2004 Jillians "Roots of Rock" National winners
2004 and 2005 NEMO Music Conference Showcase act
2005 Rolling Rock National Battle of the Bands Co-winners (1st place for ONLINE voting)
2007 Semi-Finalist for Boston's Battle of the Bands
2008 Indie Music Song Winner - Regional Winner - Bridges