The band, Boys Like Girls was formed in the final months of 2005, when singer/guitarist Martin Johnson–formerly of the Virginian act IDK–wrote a handful of songs he wanted to record. He recruited bassist Bryan Donahue and drummer John Keefe, both of whom had been in bands of different setups with the frontman, most notably in the pop punk band Lancaster and less notably the short–lived local act The Bends. Keefe brought along lead guitarist Paul DiGiovanni, whom he had recorded a brief demo with, to complete the line–up. Oddly enough, the two learned that they were distant cousins several months later.
Boys Like Girls: "Be Your Everything"
The All-American Rejects / Boys Like Girls
The Bamboozle confirms A Day to Remember, New Found Glory, Streetlight Manifesto, Senses Fail
Senses Fail critical of All Time Low, Boys Like Girls
Boys Like Girls / Cobra Starship / The Maine / A Rocket to the Moon / VersaEmerge
My Chemical Romance, NIN, Paramore, Mogwai, The Enemy, Girl Talk at Summer Sonic
Rise Against joins The Bamboozle 2009
Get Up Kids, New Found Glory, Face to Face added to Bamboozle 2009
Boys Like Girls / Good Charlotte