|David Ryan Strauchman
Every Avenue formed in Marysville, Michigan in 2003. Early on, they changed lead singers, and the former lead singer James Beesley later became the group's tour manager, and is currently working with former drummer Mike Govaere. They self-released two EPs in 2004 and 2006 before signing to Fearless Records in 2007 and releasing an EP in the summer of that year. Just before signing, guitarist Jason Letkiewicz left the band when he got a film making scholarship. Jimmie Deeghan replaced him and quickly became a principal songwriter. In February 2008, their first full-length album, Shh. Just Go With It, was released and hit #27 on the U.S. Billboard Heatseekers chart. They then began touring nationally with bands such as Hit the Lights, Farewell, Mayday Parade, All Time Low, and The Maine. They also appeared on the Vans Warped Tour in 2008. On April 11, 2009, it was announced that the band is in the studio recording their second album with producer Mitch Allan as well as Mike Green. A few days later on April 14, Govaere announced he would be leaving the band to move forward with his recording studio, Downbeat Studio.
"Where Were You?" has not only received play on Yahoo! Radio and AOL Radio, but was also featured on MTV's Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Gauntlet and received more than 150,000 downloads on Mark Hoppus' "Hi My Name Is Mark" blog on iTunes.
"One More Song" was featured on MTV's The Real World: Hollywood (in the episode "Mexi-Loco"), as well as on MTV's The Island. Their new video for their song "Think of You Later (Empty Room)" was relased in November 2008.
The band's latest album, "Picture Perfect", was released November 3, 2009 on Fearless Records.
It has also been confirmed that Every Avenue will be playing on the 2010 Alternative Press Tour. They are set to hit the UK as well and perform at the Slam Dunk Festival.