Glory Days was an offshoot of the AOR band Seven, who formed in 1989. Seven featured Mick Devine on Vocals, Pat Davey on Bass, Keith McFarlane on Guitar, Simon Lefevre on Keyboards and Austin Lane on Drums. Seven was in turn formed after South African band Face To Face, with whom McFarlane and Lefevre had found some success, had split up. Seven built a fanbase, which included a certain Phillip Schofield, who was a Radio 1 DJ at the time. His playing their demoes on his show helped the band to secure a record deal with Polydor, and they recorded and released two singles before dissolving in 1990.
Lane, Lefevre and McFarlane were not finished yet though, and they regrouped to record another single. Without Devine and Davey, a new name was needed, and as such they settled on Glory Days, and released the 4 track EP Picture Yourself in 1992 through Revolver Records. Unfortunately, following this, Lefevre and McFarlane decided to make the move back to South Africa, and Lane went into Drum retailing, leaving Picture Yourself to be this band’s sole release.
However, fans will be glad to know that in 2014 the original members of Seven regrouped, albeit still in different countries, to finally release the debut album by Seven. A further album followed in 2016, which may suggest that we’ve not yet heard the last from them.