Tom Denney

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Tom Denney
Born (1982-11-23) November 23, 1982 (age 34)
Ocala, Florida, United States
Genres
Occupation(s) Guitarist, songwriter, producer
Instruments Guitar
Years active 2003–present
Labels Indianola, Victory, 33
Associated acts 2 Days 2 Late, A Day to Remember

Tom Denney (born November 23, 1982) is an American musician from Ocala, Florida. Denney is a founding member and the ex-lead guitarist of A Day to Remember. He has since parted ways with the band and now produces at his own recording studio.

History[edit]

Early years and A Day to Remember (1992–2009)[edit]

Tom Denney started playing guitar from the age of 10.[1] Denney was later in a band called 2 Days 2 Late with drummer Bobby Scruggs;[nb 1] Denney called vocalist Jeremy McKinnon (who was in another band at the time) asking if he wanted to form another band, later called A Day to Remember.[3] Denney performed on the band's first three albums: And Their Name Was Treason (2005),[4] For Those Who Have Heart (2007),[5] and Homesick (2009).[6] Denney has stated that Nirvana was a major influence on him, adding that "if it wasn't for Nirvana, I honestly wouldn't be here".[7] Other inspirations include country music artists such as George Jones and Johnny Cash.[8]

On June 2, 2009, the band announced that Denney had left the group; and was replaced by Four Letter Lie guitarist Kevin Skaff.[9] The band stated that Denney left because he wants to focus on his marriage, a family, and his recording studio.[9] Regardless of his departure from the band, he still remained a part of the writing process of new material.[10][11][12] Denney has since contributed music to a number of the band's albums: What Separates Me from You (2010)[13] and Common Courtesy (2013).[14]

Record producer and solo career (2007–present)[edit]

Brian Calzini, a friend of Denney's, stopped by Denney's Titan Studio, while he was working on a song.[15] Calzini asked whether or not he could overdub vocals to it: "we stayed up all night fucking around on this song and I just randomly made up lyrics to it as I went. The song had a very nu-metal singing part so Tom sang on it to be funny. The song was a complete joke just for fun".[15] Later that night after the session had finished, Calzini took the track home with him, and put it on MySpace, titling it "I'll Swing My Fists".[15] After changing the name of his MySpace account, due to the growing number of plays of the song, to Boston B; the pair soon recorded several tracks that Denney had left unused to which Calzini added lyrics to.[15] Calzini gathered a group of people to pose as a band, and to record music with, at Denney's studio; naming the group as Paddock Park and releasing the songs on With False Hope EP (2007).[15] All the songs featured on the EP were later re-recorded in August 2008, with Denney producing, with some new songs to make it a full-length album.[15]

On July 26, 2011, it was announced that Denney would be releasing a solo EP in the fall of that year on his own record label, 33 Records.[16] A short preview of one song, rap song "I'm Gangsta", was released on the same day.[16] The song was later released as a single on October 25;[17][18] the music video of which had its premiere via Alternative Press' APTV, on November 1.[19] Band Mest released a single on June 4, 2013, "Radio (Something to Believe)", which was co-written with Denney and features McKinnon as a guest musician.[20] It was also produced by Denney.[21]

Discography[edit]

Solo
  • Ima Monster (EP, 2011)
With A Day to Remember
  • Guitar
  • Music

Production discography[edit]

Band Album Role Release Year
Paddock Park A Hiding Place for Fake Friends[22] Producer 2008
Dang We're on Fire Heart Stopped Beating (EP)[23] Producer 2009
We Are Defiance Let's Forget Regret (EP)[24] Producer 2009
Confide Recover[25] Composer 2010
We Are the in Crowd Guaranteed to Disagree (EP)[26] Composer 2010
Pierce the Veil Selfish Machines[27] Music[28] 2010
Honor Bright Action! Drama! Suspense![29] Producer, engineer 2010
The Word Alive Deceiver[30] Composer 2010
Close to Home Never Back Down Producer, engineer,[31] composer,[26] vocals[31] 2011
We Are Defiance Trust in Few Producer, engineer, mixing, mastering,[32] composer[26] 2011
For the Fallen Dreams Back Burner[33] Producer, engineer, mixing, composer 2011
Live the Story Everything I Am (EP)[34] Producer 2011
Outline in Color[26] Producer 2011
For the Fallen Dreams Wasted Youth[35] Producer, engineer, mixing 2012
Secrets The Ascent Producer, engineer, mixing,[36] mastering, composer[26] 2012
Speaking the King's Here to Stay (EP)[37] Composer, producer, engineer[38] 2013
Secrets Fragile Figures[39] Producer, engineer, mixing 2013
The Rose Line Consequences[40] Producer 2013
Woe, Is Me American Dream (EP)[41] Producer 2013
Fathoms Cold Youth (EP)[42] Producer 2013
A Sound in Sight A Sound in Sight (EP)[43] Producer, mixing, mastering 2013
We Are Defiance Live and Learn[44] Producer
Pierce the Veil Misadventures Composer[45] 2016
Before Their Eyes II[46] Producer
Akissforjersey [47]

References[edit]

Footnotes
  1. ^ Scruggs would later become a member of Paddock Park.[2]
Citations
  1. ^ Violanti, Anthony (February 1, 2007). "Band tours U.S., Europe". Ocala Star-Banner. 64 (153): 16. 
  2. ^ "Paddock Park - discography, line-up, biography, interviews, photos". Spirit-of-metal.com. Retrieved October 6, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Allschools Network - Interview A Day To Remember". allschools. June 14, 2005. Retrieved August 11, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b And Their Name Was Treason (Booklet). A Day to Remember. Indianola. 2005. IND1024. 
  5. ^ a b For Those Who Have Heart (Fold-out sleeve). A Day to Remember. Victory. 2008. VR443. 
  6. ^ a b Homesick: Special Edition Deluxe (Booklet). A Day to Remember. Victory. 2009. p. 34. VR550. 
  7. ^ A Day to Remember (2008). Behind the Scenes in Ocala (DVD). Victory. VR443, VR443-CD. 
  8. ^ Violanti, Anthony (February 1, 2007). "A band to remember?". Ocala Star-Banner. 64 (153): 6. 
  9. ^ a b Jumpingships (June 4, 2009). "A Day To Remember guitarist leaves band | News". Kill Your Stereo. Retrieved August 14, 2013. 
  10. ^ Mansfield, Brian (April 25, 2011). "On the verge: A Day to Remember - USATODAY.com". Usatoday30.usatoday.com. Retrieved August 14, 2013. 
  11. ^ Ableson, Jon (October 2009). "Interview: A Day To Remember – 25/10/09". Alter The Press!. Retrieved August 14, 2013. 
  12. ^ Culpan, Troy (January 29, 2012). "Kevin Skaff of A Day To Remember". Maytherockbewithyou.com. Retrieved December 4, 2013. 
  13. ^ a b What Separates Me from You (Booklet). A Day to Remember. Victory. 2010. VR603. 
  14. ^ a b Common Courtesy (Digital booklet). A Day to Remember. ADTR, LLC. 2013. 
  15. ^ a b c d e f Antonio (December 13, 2009). "We Are Defiance (Brian Calzini) | TheInterlude.com". Web.archive.org. Archived from the original on November 30, 2010. Retrieved August 14, 2013. 
  16. ^ a b Common, Tyler (July 26, 2011). "Tom Denney (Ex-A Day To Remember) announces rap EP, launches record label – Alternative Press". Altpress.com. Retrieved August 11, 2013. 
  17. ^ Common, Tyler (October 25, 2011). "Tom Denney (formerly of A Day To Remember) posts debut solo single, "I'm Gangsta" – Alternative Press". Altpress.com. Retrieved August 11, 2013. 
  18. ^ Ohaiialaska (October 26, 2011). "Tom Denney posts debut solo single | News". Kill Your Stereo. Retrieved August 11, 2013. 
  19. ^ Zaleski, Annie (November 1, 2011). "Premiere: Tom Denney's "I'm Gangsta" – Alternative Press". Altpress.com. Retrieved August 11, 2013. 
  20. ^ Bunworth, Luke (June 4, 2013). "Mest Release Song Featuring Jeremy McKinnon". AMH Network. Retrieved August 12, 2013. 
  21. ^ TomDenneyMusic (September 26, 2013). "Twitter / TomDenneyMusic: Check out the video for the". Twitter.com. Retrieved September 26, 2013. 
  22. ^ "A Hiding Place for Fake Friends – Paddock Park | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved August 11, 2013. 
  23. ^ Pascarella, Tony (June 15, 2009). "Dang We're on Fire Posts New Songs – News Article". AbsolutePunk.net. Retrieved August 12, 2013. 
  24. ^ Pascarella, Tony (May 13, 2009). "We Are Defiance Post New Song – News Article". AbsolutePunk.net. Retrieved November 2, 2013. 
  25. ^ "Recover – Confide | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved August 11, 2013. 
  26. ^ a b c d e tomdenneymusic. "Tom Denney". tomdenneymusic.com. Archived from the original on May 19, 2012. Retrieved November 6, 2013. 
  27. ^ Selfish Machines (Digital booklet). Pierce the Veil. Equal Vision. 2010. p. 8. 
  28. ^ Altpress (June 22, 2010). "Alternative Press". Altpress.com. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 
  29. ^ "Action! Drama! Suspense! – Honor Bright | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved August 11, 2013. 
  30. ^ "Deceiver – The Word Alive | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved August 11, 2013. 
  31. ^ a b "Never Back Down – Close to Home | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved August 11, 2013. 
  32. ^ "Trust in Few – We Are Defiance | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved August 11, 2013. 
  33. ^ "Back Burner – For the Fallen Dreams | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved August 11, 2013. 
  34. ^ "Live The Story – Artists • S.C.E.N.E Music Festival 2013". Scenemusicfestival.com. Retrieved August 15, 2013. 
  35. ^ "Wasted Youth – For the Fallen Dreams | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved August 11, 2013. 
  36. ^ "The Ascent – Secrets | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved August 11, 2013. 
  37. ^ ken (June 7, 2013). "Speaking The King'S: Here To Stay Ep Artwork Revealed". HighWire Daze. Retrieved August 12, 2013. 
  38. ^ "Here to Stay – Speaking the King's | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved August 14, 2013. 
  39. ^ "Fragile Figures – Secrets | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved August 14, 2013. 
  40. ^ Coops (July 19, 2012). "The Rose Line heading to Florida to record debut album". Chuckingamosh.com. Retrieved August 12, 2013. 
  41. ^ AndrewPaiano (August 28, 2013). "Twitter / AndrewPaiano: He only tracked and produced". Twitter.com. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  42. ^ Shan (September 14, 2013). "Fathoms – New Video & New EP " BATTLE HELM". Battlehelm.com. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  43. ^ http://www.asisofficial.com/asisofficial.com/EPK.html
  44. ^ ken (May 1, 2013). "We Are Defiance Is Recording A New Album". HighWire Daze. Retrieved August 12, 2013. 
  45. ^ Graff, Gary (September 3, 2013). "SOUND CHECK: Pierce The Veil on career high, curates 'mini block party'". Theoaklandpress.com. Retrieved October 6, 2013. 
  46. ^ Before Their Eyes (November 21, 2013). "Timeline Photos – Before Their Eyes". Facebook. Retrieved November 22, 2013. 
  47. ^ TomDenneyMusic (November 22, 2013). "Twitter / TomDenneyMusic: Working on some new tunes from". Twitter.com. Retrieved November 22, 2013.