It was the summer of 2007, and singer/guitarist Mick Wolcott ’s co-worker was in need of a band for a summer party. Wolcott, a year removed from his high school band Freon, contacted two of his high school bandmates, McCartney Malley and Mike Wach. The trio formed the original Mayday lineup just in time for the party, and with just enough material for a 2 hour set. Two months and a handful of gigs later, the group added guitar player Loren Kelley to the band.
The band’s lineup has since changed several times, but currently consists of Wolcott, Kelley, bassist Jay Crowe and drummer Rob Vansaders. Along the way, Mayday has won two University at Buffalo battle of the bands titles, nominated for several Buffalo Music Awards, released a full-length album of original material (“Crash Landing”), and has opened for national acts Framing Hanley, Brand New, and Rise Against. Mayday’s members have played private parties, bars, weddings, theatres, charity events and lawn fetes. No matter what the event, Mayday is sure to deliver with great music, 3-part vocal harmonies and a high energy party style!
While Mayday specializes in Alternative and Classic Rock, the band covers a wide range of music whether it be Pop, Hip Hop or Country. Mayday customizes it's setlist for each crowd!
From Tom Petty to Snoop Dogg- Van Morrison to Van Halen- & Tim McGraw to Metallica- Mayday's set list offers something for everyone!