Hey Monday is an American alternative rock band from West Palm Beach, Florida, United States. The band 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).
Alex William of A&R and music industry site CrazedHits.com discovered and featured Hey Monday while the band was unsigned and performed under the name "Blake".  Led by vocalist Cassadee Pope, Hey Monday lace their infectious emo-pop with alt-rock guitars and slick studio production. 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 Hayley Williams. She then formed a band with fellow teenagers Michael 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.
The group started touring on September 22nd, 2008 with The Cab, The Academy Is..., We The Kings, A Rocket to the Moon, This Providence and Carolina Liar, to support the release of their debut album.
Their debut album ''Hold on Tight'' was released worldwide on October 7th, 2008 via Decaydance and Columbia Records. Their 1st single off the album "Homecoming" was featured on the CitizensFOB mix-tape. Lead singer Cassadee was also featured in the song "Take My Hand" by The Cab on the mixtape. Cassadee also made an apperence in Fall out boy's video "America's suitehearts". Hey Monday will be supporting Fall Out Boy throughout 2009 on their tour, which takes place in the U.K. and many parts of mainland Europe, as well as Japan, Singapore, Philippines, Australia and New Zealand. Hey Monday will also be preforming in the Believers Never Die (Part Deux) tour through April and May of 2009.
Hold on TightEdit
- ↑ NMB - 11.7.08 - HEY MONDAY.
- ↑ Reuters - Hey Monday Hit the Road.
- ↑ Hey Monday Posts "Homecoming" For Free Download. Absolutepunk.net (September 21 2008). Retrieved on September 22, 2008.
- ↑ Hey Monday - Hold on Tight - Album Review - Absolutepunk.net. Absolutepunk.net (September 27 2008). Retrieved on November 12, 2008.
- ↑ -- THE BAMBOOZLE --. TheBamboozle.com (December 4 2008). Retrieved on December 4, 2008.