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Hey Monday has a Cool Sound

I was on a site and saw a story about this band, Hey Monday. I watched their single “Homecoming” on Youtube and was impressed. Hey Monday consists of Cassadee Pope (lead vocals), Michael “Jersey” Moriarty (bass guitar), Mike Gentile (lead guitar), Alex Lipshaw (rhythm guitar), Elliot James (drums) and Bobby Nolan (Keyboard). The band formed in West Palm Beach, FL, where Pope was first discovered at a regional music conference. Although still in high school, the singer drew attention from A&R execs with her vocals, which recalled the radio-ready wails of Avril Lavigne and Paramore’s Haley Williams. She then formed a band with fellow teenagers Jersey Moriarty (bass), Elliot James (drums), and guitarists Mike Gentile and Alex Lipshaw. Shedding their original name (Blake) in favor of Hey Monday, the group won over A&R exec Jay Harren, who signed the band to Columbia Records. Hey Monday then entered the recording studio with S*A*M & Sluggo, the production team behind albums by Metro Station and the Academy Is…, and readied the release of their debut record. Hold on Tight arrived in October 2008 under a joint partnership with Columbia and Pete Wentz’s vanity label, Decaydance.

Personally, my favorite song on Hey Monday’s Hold on Tight album is “Obvious“. “Homecoming” is second. Have you heard of Hey Sunday? What do you think of them?

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Rollo Tomasi

A Political Science and MBA grad who started FilmBook during an eCommerce B-School course in 2008. Cinema and TV addict. Former writer at Empire Movies, Blogcritics, and Alternative Film Guide. In addition to writing for FilmBook, he also edits the copy published on the website, manages its writing staff, manages the back-end operations, site finances, its social network accounts, and works with publicists, actors, and companies on press coverage and promotions. He has also created ProMovieBlogger.com and Trending Awards.com.

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