Army of Freshmen is a keyboard-heavy power pop band from Ventura, CA.
The Army of Freshmen is Chris Jay (vocals), Aaron Goldberg (guitars/vocals), Owen Bucey (keyboards/vocals), Dan Clark (moog/hammond), Kai Dodson (bass) and Mike Milligan (drums).
The band started when a New Jersey teenager (Chris Jay) fresh from high school graduation drove cross-country by himself in a minivan with the intentions of starting a band. After sitting in a one-bedroom apartment for a year and writing over 500 songs, he eventually made some friends. With newfound allies and way too many songs, he formed The Army of Freshmen.
The Army of Freshmen have opened for Bowling For Soup, Sum 41, They Might Be Giants, Reel Big Fish, The Aquabats, Fenix TX, Midtown, Something Corporate, Fountains of Wayne, Homegrown, The Specials, Sugarcult, The Cherry Poppin Daddies, Yellowcard, The Starting Line, Nerf Herder, The Impossibles, No Motiv and many more, including dates on the Warped Tour for the past three years and also recently featured on THE GET HAPPY TOUR as well as playing at Download Festival in the UK.
They have a national mailing list of over 5,000 people, their website averages over 1,200 hits a week, they've played in 35 states and they've appeared on a syndicated TV show in Japan. All of which is pretty amazing for a band with only one record on a small independent label and no booking agent. You can consider it a testament to the band's remarkable hard work and unwavering determination. .