Remember Monday started out as a female vocal trio called Houston. They released a few songs but as their popularity grew they realised that there were other acts called Houston. The trio – Lauren Byrne, Holly-Anne Hull and Charlotte Steele – are a British country pop act so they can be excused for not realising that “Houston” was oversubscribed.
The trio renamed themselves Remember Monday as they are friends since sixth form who have long reserved Monday as a day to get together. “Whether that means we go out, or just chill & jam – we have always prioritised Monday as being our day.” The band released its first single in 2018. During the pandemic they released TikTok videos of themselves singing in carparks. One song was Fat Bottom Girls:
Obviously that is not a carpark TikTok video. Speaking of the full-length video, the core trio told Holler.Country that “TikTok made us do it!” Remember Monday said they did “a totally innocent little 20 second cover of the song” during lockdown. The 20 second clip went viral and their followers started insisting on a full-length cover. “Brian May even shared the video to his Instagram account! We couldn’t not.” The full-length YouTube cover has nearly 1.3M views. The TikTok short has 3.6M views
Remember Monday does a fun, phat cover of Fat Bottom Girls, but it’s not typical of the trio’s releases. For a start, the trio tend to perform their own songs, to the extent that when they appeared on The Voice UK 2019 and reached the quarter finals, they insisted on playing Jailbreaker, an original song, rather than a cover song. The trio’s debut EP Hysterical Women, which includes Jailbreaker. was released in February 2023. This is Nothing Nice To Say, the lead single from the new EP.
According to Remember Monday, Jennifer Hudson, their coach on The Voice, helped fund the music video. Incidentally, in 2019, the year they appeared on The Voice UK, Remember Monday won Best Group at the British Country Music Awards.
The single Nothing Nice To Say and the parent EP Hysterical Women have received positive reviews on a number of forums. Holler.Country describes the EP as a “joyful riot of feminist country pop that sounds like a cross between Destiny’s Child and Carrie Underwood,” while Entertainment Focus calls Hysterical Women “a tremendous achievement.”
Lauren, Holly and Charlotte of Remember Monday have been been best friends since they met at Farnborough College in 2012 when they were 17. Having been friends for over a decade, their years of playing together are paying off after the pandemic. Besides their EP, the trio has supported Billy Joel at BST Hyde Park, played the C2C Festival at O2, and sold-out a headline gig at Omeara, London.
With all this activity, you might think that Remember Monday was the members full-time occupation. Wrong! Lauren has been playing Miss Honey in Matilda on the West End (previously she’s been in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella & Six The Musical). Not to be outdone, Holly is Christine Daaé in the The Phantom of the Opera on the West End (previous shows include Loserville & Les Misérables). Meanwhile Charlotte is Deputy Head of Artemis College (a sixth form dedicated to the performing arts) & is also a choreographer.
You’ll be hearing more from Remember Monday, so you’d best remember their name. If you would like to see more from Remember Monday, you can subscribe to their YouTube channel. You can also visit their official website for more information.