Kay Hanley / Field Day
Kay Hanley was a member of Letters to Cleo from 1990 to 2000. In 1997, she began working on other projects, beginning with a role in the Boston Rock Opera's performance of Jesus Christ Superstar as Mary Magdalene.
In 1999, Hanley made a cameo as herself in the film 10 Things I Hate About You, singing a cover version of Nick Lowe's "Cruel to Be Kind" at the movie characters' high school prom, in addition to performing "Come On" with Letters to Cleo during an earlier scene at a club. Toward the end of Letters to Cleo's career, she began performing with her husband, and fellow Letters to Cleo member, Michael Eisenstein outside of the band. Around the same time, she gave birth to their daughter, Zoe.
Upon the split of Letters to Cleo, Hanley embarked upon a solo career. She performed music for the Kids WB cartoon series, Generation O! along with the rest of Letters to Cleo and provided the singing voice for Rachael Leigh Cook's character Josie in the movie Josie and the Pussycats. In 2002, she released her first solo album, Cherry Marmalade. That same year, she appeared on the Dropkick Murphys/Face to Face split cd, providing guest vocals on the original version of the Dropkick Murphys' song "The Dirty Glass."
Field Day formed in 2013 when drummer John Kehe and guitarists Dan Zedek and Joan Anderman decided to make an honest band out of their song circle. They recruited the exceedingly well-named Phil Magnifico to play bass and the rest is rock and roll.