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Beyond Tomorrow
Origin Athens, Georgia, USA
Genres Alternative Pop Rock
Years active 2005–present
Labels Not currently signed
Patrick Hoydar (Guitar/Vocals)
Steve Gagnier (Guitar)
Alec Wooden (Bass)
Michael Ellers (Keyboard)
Phil Goodwin (Drums)

Beyond Tomorrow is a punk rock band with a fusion of pop-punk and alternative rock.

Ever since Beyond Tomorrow opened for a capacity crowd at Bon Jovi's Philips Arena Show via Atlanta radio station Star 94's Battle of the Bands, the outlook on the future is all but bleak for the pop/rock quintet from Athens, Georgia.


Band history

Patrick Hoydar began his musical career in high school with his band Floored that included himself, Matt Ray, and Justin Newton.

While attending the University of Georgia, Beyond Tomorrow began as the acoustic duo of Steve Gagnier and Patrick Hoydar. The two became highly decorated on the Open Mic circuit, winning numerous shootouts and setting attendance records at the Washington Street Tavern.

After tacking on the respective drum and bass talents of Phil Goodwin and Alec Wooden in January 2005, Beyond Tomorrow was born in full.

The groups first year saw rapidly growing popularity thanks to a rigorous playing schedule all over Athens, Ga, and other parts of the Southeast, all in support of their 5 Track EP.

The groups big break came in January at the Bon Jovi experience, where they were exposed to 21,000 fans.

The lineup of the band changed again shortly thereafter, with the keyboard talents of Michael Ellers added to the mix.

Beyond Tomorrow hit the road for Chicago to record their first full-length album. Over the course of two weeks, they recorded their self-titled, debut LP.

The Bon Jovi Experience

Star 94 announced its Battle of the Bands competition in which 16 bands were chosen to compete for the chance to open for Bon Jovi, Beyond Tomorrow rhythm guitarist Steve Gagnier said the band brushed it off at first. According to the 21-year-old accounting major from Norcross, the group waited until the last day to turn in their song, "Follow You."

Beyond Tomorrow's song was one of the 16 chosen from 159 applicants and a massive wave of fan support via telephone votes propelled them to an eventual victory in the final round against Poolstick, a band based out of Georgia Tech.

"The first three competitions, we were stacked up against friends of ours," said Gagnier, citing Helios, State of Man and Legend Has It as more than fair competition.

Hoydar admits there was lots of knocking on wood every morning when the band would gather in their basement to catch Star 94's Steve and Vikki morning show and see how they were doing.

"I feel lucky and blessed to have won this competition," said Hoydar, a 21-year-old from Douglasville majoring in business management. "It's been a wild ride. This past week has been a dream, and I've been freaking out every hour, on the hour."

Beyond Tomorrow decided to amicably call it quits, and played its final show on February 22, 2008 to a packed 40 Watt Club in Athens, Georgia.




Release date Title Label Chart positions
2006 Beyond Tomorrow Independent Release -


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