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Top 5: Hey Monday



Hey Monday is an American pop punk 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) and Elliot James (drums.)

History
Lead singer Cassadee Pope was first discovered by Richard Reines of Drive-Thru Records before having recorded any music. She sang to Drive-Thru at age 17. After graduating high school, she formed the band Hey Monday with Mike Gentile, Elliot James, Alex Lipshaw and Jersey Moriarty.[2] Alex Wilhelm of A&R Website CrazedHits.com discovered Hey Monday, after the band was formed by Pope.[3].

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.[4]

Their debut album Hold on Tight was released worldwide on October 7th, 2008 via Decaydance and Columbia Records.[5][6] Their first single from the album, "Homecoming", was featured on the CitizensFOB mix-tape Welcome To The New Administration. Lead singer Cassadee was also featured in the song "Take My Hand" by The Cab on the mixtape. Cassadee also made an appearance 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, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand. Hey Monday will also be performing in the Believers Never Die Part Deux tour through April and May of 2009, touring with Fall Out Boy, Cobra Starship, All Time Low, and Metro Station. The band was recently added to the lineup of the 2009 Bamboozle show in East Rutherford, New Jersey.[7] On April 30th the band annouced on their myspace that they would be going on their first headlining tour called the "Let's Make a Mess Tour", sponsored by Myspace Music. The tour will take place June/July 09. Supporting bands will be This Providence, The Friday Night Boys, Stereo Skyline, and The Bigger Lights. Also, Cassadee has a guest appearance as herself in the Degrassi: The Next Generation TV Movie, Degrassi Goes Hollywood along with Pete Wentz.







Hey Monday - Hold On Tight

References: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hey_Monday
http://www.heymondaymusic.com/

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