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‘Before You Exit’ seeks to ‘influence’ Circuit Fest Saturday

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MANILA, Philippines — “Before you exit, make a difference” was the kind of music three-piece pop rock band Before You Exit has been churning out, positive they would be “influential” to their peers.

Since forming the band back in 2007 in sunny Orlando, Florida, frontman Connor McDonough, with his brothers Riley (bass) and Toby (keyboard, guitar), has intended to continue this “influential” course in Manila which will be part of Circuit Fest–an exciting music and skate fest happening in Makati City this Saturday.

“We wanted Before You Exit to be more than just a name,” Connor told INQUIRER.net in a recent interview.

“We are very excited to play in Manila. A lot of bands say that this is the best place to play, we hope that it is as they say,” he said.

So Manila should get ready for some “energetic” pop music, as Connor described Before You Exit’s sound.

Three EPs later after they first formed the band in 2007, Connor said that they were still creating these catchy, pop rock songs.

Asked whether there were changes as to how the band sounded now from their first recorded music, the lead vocalist admitted “a little bit. Back then, we didn’t really know what we were doing.”

“Now we have a good grasp of what we want, how we want to sound,” he told Inquirer.net but this new, evolved sound would not be too different from the energetic Before You Exit sound that their fans have grown to love.

“We still sound very energetic although we do have slow songs that take on a chilled vibe,” said Connor.

The Before You Exit lead vocalist said that they were looking forward to playing songs from their latest EP “I Like That” which was released last February.

“We are super excited to play at Circuit Fest, we hope many of our fans can show up to see us play,” said Connor.

Circuit Fest is set to rock Globe Circuit Events Ground in Makati this Saturday with explosive performances from eight international bands and YouTube sensation Megan Nicole.

The day-long music and skate fest will also feature professional skateboarders Willy Santos and Riley Hawk.


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