Very rarely do a group of young musicians come together as effortlessly as Before You Exit, but when a couple of kids have a united goal of making music everyone can fall in love with - it seems meant to be. But don’t let their easy formation fool you; these guys have been planning their musical domination since their days on the playground.
Before You Exit, made up of brothers Connor McDonough (vocals/guitar), Riley McDonough (vocals/bass), Toby McDonough (vocals/guitar), Thomas Silvers (drums/backing vocals), Braiden Wood (guitar/backing vocals) were playing instruments at ages other kids were beginning to learn how to add and subtract.
They all had their eye set on music; it was just a matter of time before they crossed paths. By the time they were in middle school, fate had led them to be friends, who all had one thing in common- they wanted to start a band. Before You Exit was born and the opportunities came pouring in.
“Being in a band with your best friends comes with endless possibilities,” says Connor McDonough, “and partaking in this journey is something we all are incredibly excited to experience.”
An experience is nothing short of what Before You Exit has had since their start. With the recording of two EP’s under their belt, a brand new album in the works, and touring with acts like All Time Low, Before You Exit is on quite the journey.
After releasing their latest EP “Letting Go,” Before You Exit began to go viral, which ultimately landed them a spot on the All Time Low and A Rocket To The Moon tour- all while still being in high school. The release of “Letting Go” and their first supporting tour proved to be a mile stone in the band’s career.
“Both of those bands have become like older brothers to us and showed us the ropes to touring and have helped us out with our music. It is a memory we can never forget,” states Riley McDonough.
Before You Exit’s friendships continued when both lead singer Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low and lead singer Nick Santino of Rocket To The Moon agreed to help the band on the recording of their newest album, to be released in Spring 2012. With help from the pop rock veterans, the CD will be taking a new direction- one that focuses much more on radio friendly pop.
Working with other big league producers on their latest venture such as Dan Book and Alexei Misoul (Hot Chelle Rae), Bobby Huff, and Robert Ellis Orall (Taylor Swift), the band is ready to release their debut album.
The band couldn’t be more excited about what 2012 has in store for them, and reminiscing on how fast they grew in the past year. Who the band says they have to
thank for all their success? Their fans. Before You Exit will never forget the fact that where they are today and where they are headed, is in large part thanks to the people that support them.
“We love our fans and appreciate everything that they do for us. There is absolutely no way that we would be where we are without them. Their support is no doubt the driving force behind this band,” exclaims drummer, Thomas Silvers.
With their driving force in tow, Before You Exit is on the fast track to an extremely busy new year and shows no signs of slowing down. With another supporting act on a two month long tour starting in January and recording their new album, this band proves that hard work and loving what you do can get you exactly where you want to be.
“The most important thing to us is to see our music reach every single person that it can,” says Connor. “Experiencing someone enjoying a work of art that you as a band have created from scratch is such an overwhelming feeling. We want to tour and play our music for the world.”
Before You Exit’s debut album will be released in Spring of 2012 and they just finished supporting Allstar Weekend on tour in Winter of 2012.
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