A Day to Remember is an American rock band from Ocala, Florida, founded in 2003 by guitarist Tom Denney and
drummer Bobby Scruggs. They are mainly known for their unusual amalgamation of metalcore and pop punk as
a musical style.
Ocala, Florida, U.S.
Metalcore, pop punk, post-hardcore
Kevin Skaff explains:
"It came from the old drummer, Bobby, This was a long-*ss time ago back
in Ocala, Florida - probably 2003. Bobby had this girlfriend and she just randomly blurted
the name out during a practice of something. I remember everybody being like, 'It sounds pretty cool,
maybe we should use that.' The funny part is that we ended up kicking Bobby out like two shows
later and keeping the name. Maybe that's not so funny, but he was a pretty bad drummer."
Jeremy McKinnon -
lead vocals (2003-present)
Neil Westfall -
rhythm guitar, backing vocals (2003-present)
Joshua Woodard -
bass guitar (2003-2004, 2004-present)
Alex Shelnutt -
Kevin Skaff -
lead guitar, backing vocals (2009-present)
Brandon Roberts -
Bobby Scruggs -
drums (2003-2004, 2004-2006)
bass guitar (2004)
A Day To Remember Quotes
"It's weird. See, it's funny because we have been doing this for so long. When we started, this shit
was not cool. Everyone told us mixing the two genres wouldn't work. Hell, a lot of people still feel that way.
We've just always played what we wanted to hear, and to be honest people weren't doing it back then.
We loved pop punk, we loved hardcore bands, and we couldn't decide what to be. So we said f*ck it. Let's
do them both."