In its young career Honor By August has already played arena stages, had its music broadcast to millions and won the Grand Prize in Billboard's World Song Contest.
"Now widely considered one of the most promising new talents on the East Coast," (Washington Post) Honor By August makes music characterized by "distinctive, inviting vocals and anthemic, reverb-drenched guitars" (MetroMusicScene.com) and built on "award-winning songwriting, strong vocals, catchy melodies, and dynamic live performance" (Washington's Z104/OnTap Magazine).
Their newest release finds the band in musical territory somewhere between U2, Snow Patrol, Kings of Leon and Bruce Springsteen -- a melodic and accessible blend of rock hooks and lyrical observations on life, loss, love and hope.
A fast-growing reputation has helped create opportunities for the band to share stages as big as arenas with artists including Bon Jovi, Third Eye Blind, Vertical Horizon, Peter Frampton, Hootie & the Blowfish, Edwin McCain, Hanson, Pat McGee Band, Virginia Coalition and many, many others.
While drawing comparisons to some of these bands and developing a sound of their own, Honor By August won the Grand Prize in the Billboard World Song Contest, as well as an XM Radio contest where they beat out hundreds of regional bands to open for Bon Jovi.
Their music has been broadcast to millions many times over on ESPN and they have worked with Grammy-winning producers, mixers, and engineers including Jack Joseph Puig (U2, Snow Patrol, Rolling Stones), Paul David Hager (Goo Goo Dolls), Jeff Juliano (John Mayer, O.A.R, Lifehouse), Toby Wright (Third Eye Blind) and Ted Comerford (Virginia Coalition).
Honor By August has played to single crowds as big as 20,000 from arena shows at the Verizon Center, McDonough Arena and Innsbrook Pavilion, to headlining multiple shows at the 9:30 Club (DC), to notable national venues like the Bowery Ballroom (NYC), Blender Theater (NYC), Knitting Factory main stage (NYC), Viper Room (LA), Ram's Head Live (MD), Toad's Place (VA), Middle East main stage (MA), Cain's Ballroom (OK), House of Blues Cleveland (OH) and many others across the country.
Their sophomore release "Found" continues to fuel the buzz as it builds on the foundation of the first album, further honing the band's songwriting and development.