This is an archive of the band profile for The Stays.

Back in January 2005, Chris Windsor left Lucky Royale to find something new and to find musicians to start something a bit different with. In the summer Chris met Phil and began writing big, melodic, atmospheric songs and more importantly started to create our own sound. After a series of unsuccessful guitarists the decision was made for Chris to not only be the front man, but to be the rhythm guitarist in the band. Later on in the year Chris and Phil recruited Andy on bass and Ade on Drums and began the year trying to get the right sound..