"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" (OnTap Magazine).
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.
"With comparisons to U2, Snow Patrol, Kings of Leon, and Bruce Springsteen...their music is inspired by observations on life, loss, love and hope." (Los Angeles Magazine)
A reputation for professionalism and dynamic performances has helped create opportunities for the band to share arena-sized stages with artists including Bon Jovi, Third Eye Blind, Switchfoot, Peter Frampton, Vertical Horizon, Hanson, Hootie & the Blowfish, Pat McGee Band, Edwin McCain, Virginia Coalition and many other established and emerging artists.
Developing a sound of their own, HBA was awarded the Grand Prize in the Billboard World Song Contest with an early live recording and later won an XM Radio contest to open for Bon Jovi at DC's largest venue, Verizon Center.
Their music has been broadcast to millions many times over though popular outlets like 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, Lifehouse, Jason Mraz), Jim Ebert (Butch Walker, Meredith Brooks) and Toby Wright (Third Eye Blind).
Honor By August has played to single audiences as large as 20,000, from arena shows at the Verizon Center, McDonough Arena and Innsbrook Pavilion, to headlining multiple shows at one of the nation's premier theaters, the 9:30 Club (DC), to performances at notable national venues including the Bowery Ballroom (NYC), The Roxy (LA), the Blender Theater, Mercury Lounge and Knitting Factory main stage in NYC, Viper Room (LA), Ram's Head Live (MD), Middle East main stage (MA), Toad's Place (VA), Cain's Ballroom (OK), House of Blues Cleveland (OH) and many, many others across the country.