The alternative pop-rock duet from Boston officially began in 2006 with members: Martin Johnson – vocals, rhythm guitar, Paul DiGiovanni – lead guitar, Bryan Donahue – bass, and John Keefe – drums. They initially gained publicity from pure volume, eventually landing the #1 spot on on the pure volume's Top Unsigned Artists chart. The bands first major tour began late February 2006, accompanying A Thorn for Every Heart and Hit the Lights traveling nationwide. As the tour ended, the group headed to the studio to begin recording their first album. While doing so, they were introduced to Cute Is What We Aim for, and would eventually headline their tour that June, after the completion of their album. Soon afterward, the band shot the music video for their first single from their self titled album - "Hero/Heroine". Their album was officially released August 22, 2006, shortly before beginning their first headlining tour taking place late in late August and September. The band's second single "The Great Escape" was produced in early 2007, which would reach #63 on the Pop 100, and chart the Billboard 200 in April.
With their smooth pop/rock sound, Boys Like Girls is an amazing band to listen to.