Vocalist/songwriter Dave Melillo (pronounced Mah-lil-loh) was created on June 12, 1988, spending his early years bathing in music in his NJ house before his family members afterwards moved to Special event, FL. Performing in early stages in regional musicals, Melillo began to consider songwriting a lot more significantly pursuing his family’s relocation to sunlight State. Prompted by his parents to explore music, he was raised listening to performers like Billy Joel, Meats Loaf, and Bruce Springsteen; Melillo ultimately uncovered the roster at Drive-Thru Information, and bands just like the Beginning Series ushered in a complete brand-new genre of music for the burgeoning musician to explore. These groupings not only changed how Melillo paid attention to music, however in many situations their young age range demonstrated to him that achievement was indeed easy for somebody still in his teenage years. He started playing around city, documenting some demos to place on the web for his close friends to listen to. Drive-Thru co-owner Richard Reines noticed a few of these music, and after an impromptu functionality on the label’s workplace in past due 2004, provided the youthful musician a offer. However, several main labels randomly made an appearance as well, attempting to indication him after hearing a track of his on the compilation; Melillo eventually inked a cope with Drive-Thru. His label debut, Chat Is Inexpensive, was made by Jamie Wisner (Dashboard Confessional, A FRESH Found out Glory) and finished in August 2005. Melillo hopped on the highway, playing various times with Hellogoodbye along with a display at 2006’s South by Southwest. The EP, originally released specifically online free of charge download that Apr, was issued actually to get in June 2006 having a reward monitor appended. Melillo dealt with vocals, acoustic guitar, and piano parts within the launch, and his support music group included bassist Matt Mendes, guitarist Clark Spurlock, and drummer Nate Mullins (the very first two of whom he’d used in previous rings). Summer times were consequently performed nationwide.