Their fans call it pop mosh in an attempt to define the blend of metal, hardcore and emo with a little bit of pop-punk thrown into the mix. This is what's created by A Day to Remember. Formed in 2003 in Ocala, Florida, Tom Denney, guitar player and Bobby Scruggs, drummer, enlisted Jeremy McKinnon as lead vocalist, Neil Westfall on rhythm guitar, Joshua Woodward on bass guitar. Writing and performing their own songs with their unique style, the band performed a series of live gigs to develop a following, before producing and releasing an EP, which they funded themselves.
Bobby Scruggs was replaced on drums by Alex Shelnutt soon after the release of their 2005 album, And Their Name Was Treason, released on the Indianola Records label. The record performed reasonably well - generating sales of over 8,000 copies - but the band felt that they could reach a wider audience, and so they decamped to Victory Records and in 2007 they released their second album, For Those Who Have Heart. This was followed in 2009 by Homesick and during the subsequent tour Tom Denney was replaced on lead guitar by Kevin Skaff, although he has continued to work on songwriting for the band. A Day to Remember produced What Separates Me From You in 2010, followed by Common Courtesy in 2013.
A Day to Remember has toured consistently throughout the United States, and in 2008 they embarked on their first tour of Australia and the UK. They quickly gained a reputation as a great festival band, having featured at Reading and Leeds and Download Festival. Appearances at Bamboozle in the US, and Soundwave in Australia have helped to cement that reputation, along with slots in European festivals such as Rock am Ring Park in Germany. A Day to Remember featured in the 2009 Warped Tour, which took in the USA and Canada.
What Separates Me From You was a highly commercially successful album for the band, storming straight into the American Billboard charts at number 11 and hitting the No. 1 spot in the UK rock charts. All I Want, the first single to be released from the album was the song which received the most plays on alternative radio during 2011. In the same year the band was named the MTV Buzzworthy Breakthrough Band of the Year.