Black Eyed Peas, Coldplay, A Day To Remember, Kanye West, LMFAO, Natalia Kills, Ke$ha, David Guetta, Foster The People. That's all.
Pride - ADTR : FTWHH
In late 2006 I got an email from Victory Records asking me to shoot a cover and layout for a new signing. It would be my first major album cover shoot. It was for a relatively unknown band called “A Day To Remember”. At the time they were recording just a town away. So we met up at the studio to discuss the shoot, and they played me a few songs that were in the works… incredible stuff. Instantly loved what they were doing. Little did they know it would go on to become a genre defining record.
Being that they were close and had free time, Id invite them over to hang, which they did fairly often if they weren’t tracking. we had many nights at my house tearing through guitar hero, or hanging at the holyoke mall to get food.
We did the shoot around my high school in Longmeadow, and at my studio in Chicopee. The final outcome was Neil on the cover, and one of the last shots we took… the guys at the basketball courts in Holyoke when only one of two lights fired due to a dead battery was the back cover.
The album came out, and it instantly hit big. This band went from VFW hall floor shows in a van, to club shows in a bus with a crew in about a year and a half. EVERYONE had an ADTR shirt! and I have made it a mission to own every color record of FTWHH (pictured). As I now own every color of every record ADTR has pressed. I will support these dudes, and anything they do, forever.
Getting to watch my friends Jeremy, Josh, Neil, Alex, Tom, (and eventually Kevin) grow as a band and achieve accomplishment after accomplishment has been one of the biggest prides and honors of my life and career. Watching them go from halls to main stage warped tour, to arenas… seeing how far they’ve gone in such a short amount of time all the while staying grounded, humble, and above all: REAL, legit, people and good friends.
I am forever grateful that our paths crossed when they did, getting to watch both of our careers flourish since FTWHH hit. I am very privileged to call them friends, and to be able to watch them live their dreams and accomplish so much and many more to come.
Guys, I love you all, and I’m forever proud of everything you do. you are my pride. #jeremymckinnon #adaytoremember #joshuawoodard #neilwestfall #alexshelnut #tomdenny #kevinskaff
everyone got snapchats back from josh and kevin but me
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