Everyone remembers their first band crush. For me, it was Martin Johnson of Boys Like Girls. The long hair, piercing eyes and hypnotizing voice were more than enough to make him my ideal band crush—but what is he up to now? We've gathered some of the those early band crushes to give you a little insight and put your mind at ease.
Martin Johnson – Boys Like Girls
Boys Like Girls vocalist Martin Johnson has been busy with his latest project the Night Game, debuting their first single “The Outfield” earlier this year. While it doesn't quite hold the Boys Like Girls vibe, the Night Game flaunts an '80s throwback style we can't help but love.
Kyle Burns – Forever The Sickest Kids
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Everyone's hearts were full when Forever The Sickest Kids reunited for the first time in three-and-a-half years in Dallas, Texas for a hometown show. They performed on day two of So What?! Music Festival, and the nostalgia was real. Drummer Kyle Burns still has some killer hair, and recently married his long-time girlfriend Mindy White a couple weeks ago. RIP broken hearts everywhere.
Chris Kamrada – There For Tomorrow
There For Tomorrow drummer Chris Kamrada is nothing short of busy these days. Not only is he a studio and touring drummer, but he assists bands/artists with songwriting and arrangements as well. His credits include Falling In Reverse, PVRIS, Young Guns, Wage War and more. We've been eagerly awaiting more from his current project AFTRHR, but enjoy watching his badass drum covers on YouTube while we wait.
Andrew Goldstein – Friday Night Boys
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You've probably unknowingly heard the work of the former Friday Night Boys vocalist without even realizing it. The multi-platinum songwriter and producer has credits that include All Time Low, Blackbear, Selena Gomez, Against The Current and more. He recently released an EP for his side project FRND, which you can stream on Spotify.
Cassadee Pope – Hey Monday
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Now a singer/songwriter in the country music genre, former Hey Monday vocalist Cassadee Pope went on to win the third season of NBC's The Voice and has been making waves in the industry ever since. Have no fear though, Pope hasn't forgotten her roots which she proved with her Lip Sync Battle performance with none other than Brendon Urie.
Nick Santino – A Rocket To The Moon
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After A Rocket To The Moon disbanded in 2013, Nick Santino pursued his solo project before forming indie-pop band Beach Weather. In the band's two-year span, they released What A Drag EP and Chit Chat before dispersing to work on their own creative projects.
Shaant Hacikyan – Cute Is What We Aim For
It's been 10 years since Cute Is What We Aim For's debut album The Same Old Blood Rush With A New Touch. To celebrate, the band went on a 10-year tour run before jumping on as support for We The Kings' 10-year anniversary tour run. After posting some in-studio photos on his Instagram earlier this year, we're currently keeping our fingers crossed for the next album.