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    Honor Bright

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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1There's A Lesson To Be Learned Here lyrics
    2Off Limits lyrics
    3Paper Thin Walls lyrics
    4Don't Tell Mama lyrics
    5Hold Fast lyrics
    6Hush Symphony lyrics
    7Bednotch And Boomsticks lyrics
    8Sleepless In Syracuse lyrics
    9Stay Gold, Denise Hoffman, Stay Gold lyrics
    10Welcome To New York, Now Get A Job lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1If This Was a Movie [2008]
    2Build Hearts From Stars [2007]
    3Action! Drama! Suspense! [2010]


    Formed in Syracuse, New York in 2006, pop-punk rockers, Honor Bright, performed at numerous local and regional venues, quickly developing a large fanbase with their energetic and fan-friendly live shows.

    The five members of Honor Bright were involved in various early musical projects with many talented musicians in and around Syracuse, New York. In 2004, guitarist/vocalist Liam DiCosimo fronted the band Arcasia, which released a few tracks on their purevolume page. Arcasia broke up in October 2004 leading to the formation of the short-lived Belarus as well as The Compass Failure, which included Tone Merritt (formerly of Jump Rope Hero) on bass guitar. TCF played a 3-week tour in the winter of 2004. Out of the ashes of TCF, Liam and friend Tim Paige (formerly of All That Is Sacred) formed the post-hardcore group, Grey Skies Ahead, which posted some original tracks on various web sites. Moving to a more pop/punk sound, Tone joined Liam and Tim in their next project, Trouble On The Dance Floor. In February 2006, they added drummer Curt Henry who had previously played in the bands Stop 7, This Heart Never Dies and The Arlo Story. The band changed their name to Honor Bright in order to avoid confusion with the similarly-named Panic! At The Disco. They released a self-titled 5-song EP in April 2006, sometimes referred to as Get Stoked!. That same year, Honor Bright added guitarist Ryan Gilmore of The Inner JD, who had released the EP, "In All Honesty" in May 2006. The addition of Ryan to the group allowed Liam the move to a true front-man role. Honor Bright played their first live show as a 5-piece on September 18, 2006 in their home-base of Syracuse, opening for Anberlin and Boys Like Girls. During this period, the band also opened for As Tall As Lions, If Hope Dies and Bayside, among others.

    In June 2007, Honor Bright self-released their first full-length CD, the hook-filled gem, Build Hearts From Stars, which includes the early favorite, "Side Effects May Include Heartbreak and Self Loathing". The album draws from the pop/punk sound of Taking Back Sunday, Mayday Parade, and Take This To Your Grave-era Fall Out Boy. Lyrically, musically, and vocally, BHFS demonstrated that Honor Bright was a band to be reckoned with. The record helped the band land live shows along side Envy On The Coast, The Maine, Four Year Strong, Anberlin (again), Cartel, Mayday Parade, as well as several headlining shows.

    The band's follow up to Build Hearts From Stars was the EP If This Was A Movie. Self-released on August 1, 2008, If This Was A Movie expanded on the strengths of BHFS. With a focus on strong songwriting and playing, ITWAM added six powerful tracks to Honor Bright's growing catalog, including fan favorite "Home Is A Heartache". Honor Bright's growing legion of fans voted the band on to the Buffalo, NY date of the 2008 Van's Warped Tour. They played on the Ernie Ball stage along side Forever The Sickest Kids, The Audition etc. That drew the attention of MTV, which invited Honor Bright to perform on their flagship program, Total Request Live. The band played an abbreviated, acoustic version of "Home Is A Heartache". The MTV appearance dramatically increased fan interest in the band as evidenced by the large jump in friends on their MySpace page. In October 2008, the band signed with The Artery Foundation which manages several popular rock bands including Alesana and A Day To Remember. On December 1st, 2008, Syracuse-based Aux Records re-released Build Hearts From Stars with two additional acoustic tracks. The hometown CD release show featured headliners Forever The Sickest Kids. Tim Paige's solo side project, The Brilliant Light, also signed with Aux. In early 2009, Honor Bright was featured in the unsigned band sections of both Alternative Press and American Music Press magazines. For the second consecutive year, Honor Bright won a spot on the Van's Warped Tour. This time winning AP's AP&R fan vote for the opportunity to play the Cleveland date. Live shows during this time included appearances with I Am The Avalanche, The #12 Looks Like You and Just Surrender as well as several headlining and support tours.

    On July 11, 2009, Honor Bright announced that they had signed with Triple Crown Records, best known for releasing classics albums by Brand New. They recorded their first album for TCR in November/December 2009 in Florida with Tom Denney, formerly of A Day To Remember, and Jason Lancaster of Go Radio and formerly of Mayday Parade. The album, titled Action! Drama! Suspense!, was released on July 20, 2010. In March, 2010, Honor Bright was named one of the "100 Bands You Need To Know" in Alternative Press' highly-anticipated, annual feature. That accolade earned the band a slot on AP's stage at SXSW in Austin, TX. On April 13, 2010, Honor Bright was added to the May 1st date of The Bamboozle Festival at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, NJ. Tim's second solo album is due out on Aux Records in late 2010. Liam also has a solo side-project, known as I Second That Motion.

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