Six Day Slide

Six Day Slide


"With universal appeal, (Six Day Slide's) music will capture the attention of everyone..." Metronome Magazine



“Don’t need street lights. Boston’s got me in her arms…There’s no place I’d rather be than right here walking these streets.” - Lights

The saying “you are a product of your surroundings,” might be a hackneyed maxim, but brothers David and Andrew Fortin prove it to be true. Growing up with a musically gifted family – their father passed up moving to Nashville with his band to start a family – it’s no surprise the brothers went on to form New England-based Six Day Slide with drummer Dave Jacintho and bass guitarist Matt Beals.

“We’ve always been really close and I think because we’re so close we’re able to do a lot of great things musically,” admits vocalist and guitarist David Fortin. “Neither of us have any reservations about telling the other one that something isn’t going to work or just flat out sucks.”

After forming in 2003, Six Day Slide has been relentlessly performing at bars, colleges and events throughout New England and the northeast including charity concert Rock for a Cause. Formed by students of Merrimack College, the charity concert series benefits the VH1 Save the Music Foundation – a charity dedicated to preserving music programs in America’s schools.

Lights was recorded at Blue Jay Studios in Carlisle, MA with Giles Christenson and Ken Dziok.Recording Lights in New England was a conscious decision made by the members of Six Day Slide. “We recorded our last record down in New Jersey with John Seymour (Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Dave Matthews),” says Fortin. “But we decided as fun as that was, it would be easier to really put everything we had into the record if we did it right here in Boston where we felt at home.”

The mellow, yet solid pop song “New Day” takes a break from the more ferocious tracks on Lights. “I choose to live like tomorrow never comes/ I choose to die like tomorrow never comes,” sings Fortin. The lyrics seem to pay homage to one of the band’s biggest supporters, the Fortins’ grandfather Anthony Manfra, who passed away last spring. “It was because of him that we were finally able to put it all together, keep chasing our dream and record our first full-length record,” explains Fortin.

“City Streets” is an upbeat track laden with Boston imagery – from neon streetlights to people watching. As the infectious hook of the chorus echoes “this will always be my home,” it is clear that Six Day Slide isn’t going to abandon New England anytime soon.


New Day

Written By: David Fortin

I choose to live like tomorrow never comes
I choose to die like tomorrow never comes
I know I may not see tomorrow
So I'm hanging on to now
And I'm trying to turn these minutes into years

I don't want to close my eyes
'Cause I'm scared of what I might become, I might become
So I try, to take one step at a time
To help me ease my mind

I choose smile like tomorrow never comes
I choose to cry like tomorrow never comes
I will let the waves crash over me and sweep me out into the sea
If I could only catch the sun this day won't end

I don't want to close my eyes
'Cause I'm scared of what I might become, I might become
So I try, to take one step at a time
To help me ease my mind

The tension alone is killing me
This isn't how it's supposed to be
My only wish is for one more tomorrow


"Lights" - EP, 2007, produced and engineered by Giles Christenson and Ken Dziok of 10-35 Productions

"Held Under" - 4 Song Self Release, 2005 (mixed and mastered by Grammy award winner John Seymour)

"Six Day Slide" - 5 Song Self Release, 2004

Westford Teen Arts Council Compilation CD 2002
(includes "Less of A Man," and "Release")

Westford Teen Arts Council Compilation CD 2001 (includes "Stay The Same")

Tracks from both "Held Under" and "Lights" are played at independent and college radio stations across the country.

Set List

Sets on average are about 45 - 90 minutes of all original music. We can/do play some covers.

Typical Set List:
1. Memories to Burn
2. Try To
3. Forever's Gone
4. Fallen
5. Listen
6. City Streets
7. Drive
8. Release
9. Lights
10. Spaces
11. Come Back Home
12. Killer is Me
13. I Fear
14. New Day
15. Callie

Cover Songs:
American Girl - Tom Petty
You May Be Right - Billy Joel
Hey Jealousy - Gin Blossoms
Take the Money and Run - Steve Miller Band
other current Top 40 tunes, etc...