2AM Club2AM Club is an American band consisting of vocalists Marc Griffin and Tyler Cordy, guitarist Matt Reagan, keyboard player Dave Dalton, and bassist 'Sauce' Matt Warshauer. Ex- drummer Ian O'Neill left the band in June 2011 for "new opportunities" as a drummer for Gavin Degraw. As of late 2012 Patrick Jarrett, professional drummer, has been touring and playing venues with the band. The band came together in Los Angeles in 2007, after Tyler and Dave who are childhood friends and Marc and Reagan who are also childhood friends met Sauce and later Ian (However, he is no longer a member of the band). 2AM Club brings a diverse array of genres, including hip-hop, rock, electro, rap, and alternative. The group was named after their favorite bar, the 2AM Club in Mill Valley, California. They signed with RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment in September 2008. The band announced an indefinite hiatus on June 29th, 2015.
HistoryThe band performed for local colleges, travelling up and down the coast playing gigs. They created a buzz amongst the Californian crowd by hosting regular shows at parties and played a now-legendary four month residency they called 'Tiny Porno' at the Derby in Los Angeles, and word quickly spread that it was the place to be. Multiple label executives became aware of the band and came to see them perform live. Soon after, the band recorded some demos with Jerry Harrison, a former member of the Talking Heads and Modern Lovers. After various meetings with labels the group chose to sign with RCA Records. Shortly after being signed, the group moved out to New York City to write and create their music.
2010-2012'What Did You Think Was Going to Happen?' was the band's debut album, which released on September 14, 2010. It includes 11 tracks, and 1 bonus track named, 'Baseline' which is available specifically through iTunes download. The album features many of the songs the band performed live in front of their very first fans, in particular 'Nobody's in Love' 'Flashing Room' and what went on to be their first single, 'Worry About You' The album reached the number 4 spot on the 'Top 50 Heatseeker Albums' of 2010, and number 138 on the 'U.S. Billboard 200' chart. The song 'Faster Babe' from the album was featured in the soundtrack of the video game 'MLB 2K13'. Matt Collar of Allmusic stated that with this album '2AM Club reveal themselves as the best and brightest of the nu-eyed-soul set'. Allmusic also reviewed the album 4/5 stars.
Earlier, in July 2010 the band played a cameo role as the school's band during the 'Pretty Little Liars' episode 'There's No Place Like Homecoming', performing their songs 'Worry About You' and 'Make You Mine', 'Let Me Down Easy' and 'Same Night Sky'. At the beginning of the next episode, 'The Homecoming Hangover', the band performed 'Faster Babe'.
After the release of their debut album, the band continued touring the states and building a strong group of fans. Several other artists joined them on the road including, Chiddy Bang and Xaphoon Jones, Mike Posner, Bad Rabbits, and Far East Movement.
On June 22, 2011 the band released a cover of If It Isn't Love by New Edition on their official YouTube page. More songs were uploaded onto the channel throughout the summer which available free to download for fans through their website and tumblr page.
The band had planned to release their new single 'Mary' featuring Dev and Big Sean on September 18, 2012, however it was leaked online a few weeks prior to the date. After the official release, the single began to pick up on the radio throughout the California area. It also became a regular on many radio stations in New Zealand and Indonesia.
Present workThe first single, 'Too F****d Up To Call' from the band's 2013 mixtape 'Clinton Sparks Presents 2AM Club in Moon Tower' was released on iTunes on the January 22, 2013. The music video, directed and produced by Sandy Kim, was released through VEVO and YouTube on January 10, 2013. Fans were encouraged to send in photos of things that inspire them and show their personality, these were then put together on the band website as a compilation of fan art for the single.
On November 5, 2013, the single 'Evidence' was released on iTunes, followed by an accompanying music video released on December 10, 2013. This was immediately followed with the release of another single titled 'I See Stars', released on iTunes on December 13, 2013. Unlike previous singles released by the band, 'I See Stars' received no promotion or announcement leading up to its surprise release, which occurred on a Friday (rather than a traditional Tuesday release). Later on, the band broke up, only Marc (now known as Marc E. Bassy), is the most successful in the group working with Ty Dolla $ign, Iamsu!, French Montana, and others.