With the Jonas Brothers fan-demonium dying down, there’s room for a new boyband to win the hearts (and bedroom wall space) of young teenybopper girls all over the world. The gorgeous and talented boys of Allstar Weekend just might be that boyband.
The San Diego-based group is made up of lead singer Zach Porter, lead guitarist Nathan Darmody, bassist Cameron Quiseng (of Hawaiian, Filipino, Aztec, Polish and Irish descent), and drummer Michael Martinez (of Filipino, Chinese and Spanish descent). Porter and Quiseng have been friends since middle school, but Allstar Weekend didn’t form until Darmody met Porter later in high school. Porter and Darmody began writing and recording songs and posting them onto MySpace and soon after, Quiseng and Martinez completed the group.
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In early 2009, Porter, Darmody, Quiseng and Martinez drove to Los Angeles to hand out flyers outside the premiere of Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience. The band was also chosen to compete in Radio Disney’s “Next Big Thing” contest. A little over a year later, the band is now signed to Hollywood Records and their high-energy pop-punk single “A Different Side of Me” has sold more than 100,000 copies and topped Radio Disney’s Top 30 Countdown.
Allstar Weekend’s debut album Suddenly was released in stores and on iTunes this past June and they are currently on their first headlining tour “Suddenly Summer Tour” that will be taking them all over the U.S.
Check out the band’s official website for tour dates and locations.