The pop trio, know as Before You Exit, have announced they will be supporting Olly Murs on his April/May tour. The tour will be kicking off on April 19th in Silver Spring, MD at The Fillmore and wrapping up on May 15th at the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA. Just releasing their new EP, I Like That, on February 4th,these young pop-rockers combine catchy hooks, charm, with the great musicianship to make an adorable group you will be seeing everywhere in 2013! For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit: www.BeforeYouExit.com.
The Orlando-based band began a few years ago with brothers Connor McDonough, 19, (Vocals/Guitar) and Riley McDonough, 17, (Vocals), only recently did the band bring in younger brother Toby McDonough, 15, on vocals. The trio gigs live augmented by Thomas Silvers (Drums) and Braiden Wood (Guitar). Unlike many bands of brothers, Oasis and The Black Crowes come to mind, the trio work harmoniously. “We actually get along really well. We all have our thing and work in categories by preference,” Connor says. “I write vocal melodies, Riley writes lyrics, and Toby helps with both. There are never fights because each of us can do our own thing, but also contribute to each other.”
Just releasing their brand new EP in February 2013, the three brothers have crafted a soaring pop album of uplifting relationship songs that effortlessly blend sharp hooks with bright and buoyant rock. The album standout and first single, “I Like That”, is a tune with tenderly romantic lyrics and big pop-rock beat. Ryan Daly and Anthony Improgo, along with Connor McDonough, produced the new album. “They really listened to what we wanted to do and let us try out our ideas, no matter how crazy,” Connor says laughing. “Because of that, we feel really connected to the way the recording turned out,” Riley adds.
Before You Exit’s debut EP, Letting Go (March 2011), and most recent release, I Like That have been critically acclaimed by the likes of MTV, J-14, Seventeen, Teen, Just Jared, Girls Life, just to name a few. The band has also gained a great buzz from touring in support of Allstar Weekend, All Time Low, Action Item, and more!
Conjuring up the optimism in the band’s name-inspired by the sentiment “make a difference before you exit”- the band works daily to make their way to the top but they never fail to stop and appreciate what has got them thus far. “There’s no way we’d be anywhere without our incredible fans. They are behind us every step of the way and are a huge piece of this band,” states youngest brother, Toby. In light of the many short lived and fly by night artists, this young, singer/songwriting, brother driven band, is one to be around for a while.
Tour Dates: w/Olly Murs
4/19 The Fillmore Silver Spring, MD
4/20 The Trocadero Theatre Philadelphia, PA
4/28 The Rave Milwaukee, WI
4/30 St. Andrew’s Hall Detroit, MI
5/1 Phoenix Concert Theatre Toronto, ON
5/4 Bogart’s Cincinnati, OH
5/6 Center Stage Atlanta, GA
5/7 House of Blues Orlando, FL
5/8 The Ritz Ybor Tampa, FL
5/14 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
5/15 House of Blues Anaheim, CA