- 11:00 PM, Oct 17
Honor Society were formed in 2005 and first came out with "The Green Light (EP)" in the same year. All of the band's members grew up together and had known each other for at least 15 years before forming the band. They played in a few different bands before making music together under the moniker of Honor Society.
Three years after the arrival of "Green Light", they released another mini album "A Tale of Risky Business (EP)". This EP got in the hands of the Jonas Brothers who later checked on the band during live shows. "We all hung out a few times and there was this instant creative connection," said the band. In early 2009, they were officially signed to Jonas Brothers' management company, Jonas Group.
Along with the recruitment, they were billed as the Jonas boys' supporting act for "Lines, Vines and Trying Times" world tour. They then quickly become one of the most talked about bands of 2009. "It was seriously unbelievable!" member Michael Bruno said. "We had built a respectable fan base on MySpace and a lot of them were from outside the United States. But to walk out to the arena with 50,000 people, start playing our music and have all those people singing the words you wrote. You can't describe that feeling."
"It's hard to believe that a year ago, we were in New Jersey playing at local bars and clubs to anyone who would listen. To have been able to finish our first album and create something that we believe is a true representation of where we have been and what we have become is beyond cool. We couldn't have done any of this without our fans believing in us from day one."
Beside accompanying Jonas Brothers on tour, Honor Society also headlined their own roadshows. Their first gig was Full Moon Crazy Tour and the second was a promotional effort to support their debut album "Fashionably Late". Moreover, they scored music for movie "Bandslam" and have a part in film "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel" where they play as the band.
Though being considered as a newcomer in mainstream music industry, Honor Society had got a name in this industry. They were honored by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the six breakout bands to watch from 2009 Bamboozle Fest. Describing their music as "upbeat, pop rock with some R&B flare", they