Mayday Parade is an American emo band from Tallahassee, Florida.
Formed in 2005, the band compromises vocalist/keyboardist Derek Sanders, bassist Jeremy Lenzo, guitarists Alex Garcia and Brooks Betts and drummer Jake Bundrick. Jason Lancaster was also in the band until he left the band in mysterious circumstances in 2007.
The band became well known through their debut EP ‘Tales Told by Dead Friends ‘and sold over 20,000 copies without any label assistance.
Their debut album ‘A Lesson in Romantics’ was released on Fearless Records in 2007. The band was part of the 2007 Vans Warped Tour which showcases rising stars on the alternative scene and it was here they showcased their songs from the album ‘A Lesson in Romantics’.
Mayday Parade toured with alternative outfit All Time Low on the 2008 Warped Vans Tour where they wrote the majority of the songs for their most recent album eponymous album (2011). Singles include "Oh Well, Oh Well" and "When You See My Friends".