Toby McDonough is the youngest member of the Orlando based American rock and pop band ‘Before You Exit’. He started singing as a member of the local church choir and went on to join his elder brother’s band as a vocalist at the age of 12. He also plays the guitar, piano and synthesiser. His first performance with the band was for the song ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ that became an instant hit. He is also known to be the best dancer of the group. Soon after he joined the band they were invited to perform at Brazil’s 2012 NoCapricho Festiva where Toby proved himself to be a professional artist. His band has released three EPs and six singles that have become popular globally. Their single ‘Model’ peaked at number one on the iTunes charts in the Philippines and won the annual Macy’s iHeartRadio Rising Star contest. Toby is active on social media and has a large following of fans who adore him a lot.
Toby McDonough sang with his brothers in the church choir from the age of seven. His eldest brother, Connor McDonough, formed the band ‘Before You Exit’ with Braiden Wood in 2007. Toby got his first break as a member of the band in 2012 with the song titled ‘What Makes You Beautiful’.
Since then he has been performing as a vocalist and also plays the guitar, piano and keyboard. Besides his music, he is active on social media and is a darling of his fans.
In 2012, Toby McDonough became a member of the rock band ‘Before You Exit’ As the name suggests, the name of the band was inspired by the idea that everyone should make a difference before they exit. His first number with the band was called ‘What Makes You Beautiful’, cover song by ‘One Direction’.
Besides his singing abilities, he soon became popular as the best dancer of the group. His induction into the band boosted their ratings and resulted in an invitation to perform at Brazil’s 2012 NoCapricho Festiva.
Toby is the youngest member of the band that consists of his two brothers, Connor McDonough, and Riley McDonough, and three other members including Braiden Wood, Thomas Silvers and Chris Ganoudis. The band that was originally formed in 2007, released their first single ‘I Like That’ which became a hit for its romantic lyrics and rock beat.
In June 2016, the band released their EP titled ‘All The Lights’ and supported English singer Olly Murs on his North American leg of ‘Right Place Right Time Tour’. They also played for Australian singer Cody Simpson during his ‘Paradise Tour’ in USA.
Toby and his band have released three EPs titled ‘A Short Story Long’, ‘Letting Go’ and ‘I Like That’ and six singles titled ‘End of the World ft Anth’, ‘A Little More of You’, ‘I Like That’, ‘Soldier’, ‘Dangerous’ and ‘Heart Like California’.
In August 2017, Toby and his band toured Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines to promote their music and reach out to their fans. They joined the girl band called ‘Fifth Harmony’ on their ‘Fifth Times A Charm Tour’ after opening for them at the House of Blues in Orlando.
His band won the annual Macy’s iHeartRadio Rising Star contest and was recognised by their own float at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. They toured Europe and signed a contract with RCA Records and their single ‘Model’ peaked at number one on the iTunes charts of Philippines.
Toby McDonough was born Toby James G. McDonough on 21 January 1998 in Tampa, Florida, USA. He was brought up with his two elder brothers, Connor McDonough, and Riley McDonough, who are also members of the band ‘Before You Exit’.
Though Toby is the youngest of the brothers, he is the tallest at 6’ 2’’. Yet being the youngest, he was often made fun of by his brothers and other band mates.
Toby and his brothers were part of the local church youth singing group where they met Braiden Wood and Thomas Silvers and went on to form their own band. Connor plays the guitar while Riley and Toby are vocalists. He also plays the Guitar, piano and synthesiser
Toby had to undergo an appendectomy operation just before his band was scheduled to tour Manila. Fortunately he had a quick recovery and could join the band on the tour.
He has a number of admirers including Aubrey McDonough who claims to be his girlfriend from Dallas. However, Toby maintains that he is still single and yet to find the girl of his dreams.