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Origin Huntington Beach, California
Genres Power pop
Synthpop (early)pop rock
Years active 2001present
Labels Drive-Thru Records(2003-2010)
Associated acts Say Anything
The Early November
Forrest Kline
Joseph Marro
Travis Head
Michael Nielsen
Andrew Richards
Former members
Parker Case
Chris Profeta
Marcus Cole
Jesse Kurvink
Paul Michael White Jr
Ryan Daly
Aaron Flora

Hellogoodbye is a power pop band that was formed in Huntington Beach, California in 2001 by singer Forrest Kline. They were signed to Drive-Thru Records and released their first full-length album Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs! in 2006, in addition to their previously released EP Hellogoodbye and DVD OMG HGB DVD ROTFL. In 2010, the band released Would It Kill You? on their label Wasted Summer Records.


Early career (2001-2005)

Hellogoodbye started in 2001 as a recording project by Huntington Beach High School students Forrest Kline and Jesse Kurvink. With the interest only to entertain friends and woo crushes, Kline and Kurvink recorded some songs on Forrest's home computer. The first Hellogoodbye song ever written was Kurvink's "Bonnie Taylor Shakedown 2K1" which later appeared on their debut self-titled EP. With Kline's interest in web and graphic design, the unofficial group got a working title and a website and posted songs on MP3.com. As interest in the music grew, Kline recruited friends and chanced upon some opening slots at local shows.

In the first two years the group played local shows in Orange County at venues like Chain Reaction (Anaheim, California), The Hub (Fullerton, California), and Koo's Cafe (Long Beach, California), made a few trips to play in Arizona, and did one mini-tour through Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas with the band Peachcake. During this time they kept busy burning demos, screen printing tee-shirts and promoting via their website before signing to Drive-Thru Records in 2003.

The lineup went through a few changes before signing to Drive-Thru. Parker Case, now of Say Anything, started out playing drums, but was replaced in 2001 by Aaron Flora (of the band XThrowDownX). A high school friend named Paul White was the original bassist, but he quit and was replaced by Marcus Cole in 2002. After signing to Drive-Thru Records, Flora left to go to college and was replaced by drummer Chris Profeta. In 2007, Cole left the band and was replaced by long-time buddy Travis Head.

After signing in 2003 Hellogoodbye released a self-titled EP on August 17, 2004, which has sold over 400,000 copies to date. The band began touring vigorously in support of this release in the United States and abroad. During the "Sounds of Change Tour" with An Angle, Socratic, and Steel Train, Hellogoodbye flipped and totalled their van and trailer after Cole dozed off behind the wheel while driving through Pennsylvania on October 22, 2004. None of the band's members were injured. An archive of the bands touring history is maintained at [1] and includes tours with The All-American Rejects, Motion City Soundtrack, and Panic! at the Disco.

While participating in the 2005 South by Southwest (SXSW), a music festival in Austin, Texas, the band appeared on several episodes of MTV's The Real World: Austin. The cast of the TV series produced a video documentary about three bands on the festival's line-up (the other two were Halifax and Enon), including interviews and live footage. The appearance gave a boost to the band's popularity.

On November 22, 2005 Hellogoodbye released a DVD titled OMG HGB DVD ROTFL. It featured two hours of concert and touring footage, as well as music videos to the five songs off their debut EP. Following the release, the group was featured on the third and fourth installments of the Drive-Thru Records DVD series. In December 2005, the band won MTV2's Dew Circuit Breakout.

Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs! (2006-2008)

On August 8, 2006, after two years of touring, Hellogoodbye released its first full length record, Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs! produced by Matt Mahaffey through Drive-Thru Records. In 2006, Hellogoodbye appeared on the Vans Warped Tour, did a full headlining tour with Reggie and The Full Effect, Cute Is What We Aim For and Ozma, visited the UK (with The Plain White T's), Japan, and Europe. In 2007, they continued touring, doing a headlining tour with Boys Like Girls, a tour of Australia with Australian band The Lucksmiths, played the main stage of The Bamboozle in New Jersey, headlined the side stage at Give It a Name, played the Reading and Leeds Festivals as well as European festivals Pukklelpop, Rock en Sein, and the MySpace Music Tour (co-headlining with Say Anything).

In the January 2007 issue of Alternative Press, the group confirmed their new album will be released 2008. In January 2007, the single "Here (In Your Arms)" saw a resurgence on Top 40 radio and entered the Billboard Hot 100 (peaking at #14) and the Pop 100 (peaking at #9).[1] The single is now certified platinum. In the same month, they also appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and Last Call with Carson Daly. Their song "Oh, It is Love" became the theme song on MTV's Engaged and Underage. On March 13, 2007 they released an iTunes exclusive three-song EP, which features three different remixes of the song "All of Your Love." A few months later that year, the MTV movie Super Sweet 16 aired on television, featuring a live performance by Hellogoodbye of their song "All of Your Love."

In September 2008, it was announced that keyboardist Jesse Kurvink would be leaving the band to finish college. Replacing him would be Joe Marro, former guitarist/keyboardist of The Early November. In addition to the lineup changes, the band has announced a fall tour throughout the United States. Accompanying them on the tour are Never Shout Never, Say No More, Ace Enders, and PlayRadioPlay!.[2] In October 2008, it was announced on hellogoodbye's blog that drummer Chris Profeta would be leaving the band, and will be replaced by former Hellogoodbye drummer Aaron Flora.

Touring and Would It Kill You? (2009-present)

On various websites, including their own, Hellogoodbye have said they've been working on a new record.[3][4] The name of the new album is titled "Would It Kill You?". The band paired up with Hanson starting on September 30 in Tulsa followed by dates in October and early November on what is called the "Use Your Sole Tour".[5] Other bands scheduled on the tour are Steel Train and Sherwood. On August 5, 2009, Hellogoodbye did a live stream of their new song "When We First Met" on absolutepunk.net.

Hellogoodbye was selected to perform at Boston's notorious CollegeFest event on September 26, 2009.

Recently, the band has begun to post new covers on their website, including a cover of "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" (originally by John Lennon) and "Do You Want To Know A Secret?" (originally by The Beatles). Kline has also said that some of the covers will be of 90's emo and mid 80s punk.

in early 2010, they went on tour with New Found Glory, Saves the Day, and Fireworks.

According to their twitter on February 25, 2010 they have officially parted ways with Drive-Thru Records. This ended an over year long lawsuit with the label which hindered a new album release that has already been written and recorded. Future releases will now be through their own label, Wasted Summer. The band is also running their own online merch store at hellagoodbuys.net. The new merch also features some homemade items from family and friends.[6]

A track from Hellogoodbye's second album was announced via their website. It was revealed to be called "Getting Old" and was featured on Would It Kill You?.

At a concert on September 10, 2010 Hellogoodbye performed two new tracks entitled "Coppertone" and "When We First Kissed." Would It Kill You? was released on November 9th, 2010. [7]


  • Forrest Kline: vocals, guitar, ukulele, primary songwriter
  • Mike Nielsen: drums (2010present)
  • Travis Head: bass (2007present)
  • Joseph Marro: keyboard, guitar (2008-present)
  • Andrew Richards: guitar, ukulele, mandolin (2008-present)
  • Joseph Lemble: guitar (2010-present)
  • Aaron Flora: drums (2001-2003, 2008-2010)
  • Chris Profeta: drums, percussion (2003-2008)
  • Jesse Kurvink: keyboard, vocals, guitar (2001-2008)
  • Marcus Cole: bass (2002-2007)
  • Parker Case: drums (2001)
  • Paul Michael White Jr: bass (2001)
  • Ryan Daly: guitar (2007-2009)


Studio albums

Year Album details Peak chart
US Rock
US Indie
2006 Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs! 13 4 1 17
2010 Would It Kill You?
  • Release date: November 9, 2010
  • Label: Wasted Summer
104 22 12 -


  • Hellogoodbye (2004)
  • Remixes! (2006)
  • The "All of Your Love" Remixes EP (2007)
  • Ukulele recordings (2008)
  • When we first met (2009)


  • OMG HGB DVD ROTFL (2005)
  • EP/DVD Split (2008)
  • Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs! And More (2008)


Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US Adult
US Pop
2005 "Shimmy Shimmy Quarter Turn" Hellogoodbye EP
2006 "Here (In Your Arms)" 14 28 19 11 23 10 4
  • US: Platinum[18]
Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs!
2007 "All of Your Love"
"Baby, It's Fact" 81
2009 "When We First Met" When we first met EP
"" denotes releases that did not chart

Non-album tracks

  • "Winter Wonderland" released on Happy Holidays from Drive-Thru Records (2004)
  • "Weird Science" released on Dead Bands Party: A Tribute to Oingo Boingo (2005)
  • "Asking Jessica to Be Official" (ft. Ryan Wilson)
  • "Jessie Buy Corsage"
  • "Oh Angie"
  • "If You Wanna...I Might"
  • "Oh Karissa How I Miss Ya"
  • "Lindsay Pai Ala Mode (I Just Think She's the Best)"
  • "Welcome to the Record"
  • "Trevor Roolz (A Lot)"
  • "Two Gay German Clubbers Who Are in a Club"
  • "Secret Song aka Ethan's Song"
  • "One-Armed Scissor", which is actually a phone message Forrest received and turned into a song.
  • "All Time Lows" released on Music from Degrassi: The Next Generation (2008)


  • "What's My Age Again?" Blink-182
  • "Dammit" Blink-182
  • "All the Small Things" Blink-182
  • "Do You Want to Know a Secret" The Beatles
  • "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" John Lennon
  • "Escape" Enrique Iglesias
  • "Everyday" Buddy Holly
  • "Fly Me to the Moon" Frank Sinatra
  • "Little Miss Blue" Dion and the Belmonts
  • "Halloween" Misfits
  • "A Picture Postcard" - The Promise Ring


  1. Artist Chart History - hellogoodbye. Billboard. Retrieved on January 9, 2007.
  2. HELLOGOODBYE REVAMP LINEUP, PLAN FALL TOUR. Alternative Press. Retrieved on September 9, 2008.
  3. DiGirolamo, Matthew (November 13, 2008). Hellogoodbye talk pasts, futures and fall colorful leaves of fall.. Retrieved on 2009-08-30.
  4. Masley, Ed (August 10, 2009). Q&A: Hellogoodbye. azcentral.com. Retrieved on 2009-08-30.
  5. Chancellor, Jennifer (July 21, 2009). Tulsa band Hanson to tour with HelloGoodbye. Tulsa World. Retrieved on 2009-08-30.
  6. hellagoodbuys.net
  7. hellogoodbye.net
  8. Hellogoodbye Album & Song Chart History - Billboard 200. Billboard. Retrieved on September 2, 2010.
  9. Hellogoodbye Album & Song Chart History - Rock Albums. Billboard. Retrieved on September 2, 2010.
  10. Hellogoodbye Album & Song Chart History - Independent Albums. Billboard. Retrieved on September 2, 2010.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Chart Stats - Hellogoodbye. chartstats.com. Retrieved on September 2, 2010.
  12. Hellogoodbye Album & Song Chart History - Hot 100. Billboard. Retrieved on September 3, 2010.
  13. Hellogoodbye Album & Song Chart History - Adult Pop Songs. Billboard. Retrieved on September 3, 2010.
  14. Hellogoodbye Album & Song Chart History - Pop Songs. Billboard. Retrieved on September 3, 2010.
  15. Hellogoodbye Album & Song Chart History - Canadian Hot 100. Billboard. Retrieved on September 3, 2010.
  16. dutchcharts.nl - Dutch charts potal. dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved on September 3, 2010.
  17. swedishcharts.com - Swedish charts portal. swedishcharts.com. Retrieved on September 3, 2010.
  18. RIAA - Gold & Platinum - September 3, 2010: Hellogoodbye certified singles. Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved on September 3, 2010.


  • New Releases.
  • Interview with Forrest Kline. Signed, sincerely me... v1.0 (Internet Archive mirror). Archived from the original on September 9, 2004. Retrieved on December 11, 2005.
  • 270 Shove It to Van Flip. DrivenFarOff.com. Retrieved on December 11, 2005.
  • full length out by December. hellogoodbye.net (Internet Archive mirror). Archived from the original on October 17, 2002. Retrieved on July 5, 2006.

External links

  • Official Hellogoodbye website
  • Hellogoodbye at MySpace
  • Hellogoodbye at Last.fm
  • Hellogoodbye at Discogs.com
  • Hellogoodbye at PureVolume
  • Hellogoodbye Fan Site
  • Hellogoodbye Forum
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