Boys Night Out (sometimes written as boysnightout) is a rock band from Burlington, Ontario, Canada.
The band formed in 2001 when lead vocalist Connor Lovat-Fraser and current guitarist Jeff Davis started collaborating on songs. The work eventually led to the four-song You Are My Canvas
demo, an EP
influenced by fellow Burlington hardcore
. Following the release of this demo, the band signed to One Day Savior Records and subsequently released the Broken Bones & Bloody Kisses
Interest in the band was immediate, and a short while later they signed to New Jersey-based Ferret Records. Their debut full-length album, 2003's Make Yourself Sick, was a shock to some fans. It was much lighter and pop-punk-oriented, but with the same heavy screaming and guitars found on earlier releases. The band toured heavily in support of the record with acts such as My Chemical Romance, Catch 22, Saves the Day, and a stint on the Warped Tour circuit. Boys Night Out also was featured in the Nintendo Fusion Tour with Fall Out Boy, Motion City Soundtrack, The Starting Line, and Panic! at the Disco.
The band's next effort, 2005's Trainwreck, is a somewhat more subdued, experimental concept album based on a man's loss of sanity. Trainwreck opens with a doctor dictating his notes into a tape recorder. The album chronicles the arrest, trial, treatment and subsequent release of a man who, in a waking dream, murders his wife and then cuts both his hands off with a machine at his work so that he can not kill again. Kara Dupuy's vocals act as the deceased wife's voice heard by the patient throughout the album.
The band released their third album, Boys Night Out, on June 26, 2007. The first single from the album is "Up with Me".
In early 2006, Kara Dupuy left Boys Night Out. As seen on the live show footage of Dude, You Need to Stop Dancing
, she had recently become engaged and chose to pursue a new life off the road.
In March, 2006, Andy Lewis, left his former band, The Fullblast, to join Boys Night Out on guitar.
In late 2006, Brian Southall left the band to join The Receiving End of Sirens. He was replaced with Ben Arseneau, the original drummer.
- Connor Lovat-Fraser – vocals
- Jeff Tarbender Davis – guitar, vocals
- Andy Lewis – guitar
- Dave Costa – bass
- Ben Arseneau – drums
- Kara Dupuy – keyboards
- Rob Pasalic – guitar, vocals
- Shawn Butchart – guitar
- Kasey High – guitar
- Brian Southall – drums
- Chris Danner – drums
- Adam Kingsbury – drums
- Guitarist Jeff Davis was an actor in the early 1990s, appearing in an episode of Goosebumps and 1994's The Santa Clause with Tim Allen.
- The band had to cancel their eastern Canadian tour due to transportation issues in December 2007, stating that they would reschedule in early 2008. The band's last scheduled show was to be in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. The band has not announced a tour, performed or even given an update on the situation since the cancellation, leaving fans to speculate an unconfirmed hiatus.
- The band's single "I Got Punched in the Nose for Sticking My Face in Other People's Business" was featured in the last episode of the Japanese anime series Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad.
- Gym Class Heroes references the band in their song "On My Own Time (Write On!)"
- Connor and Jeff are "HUGE Adam Sandler fans". They got the band name from the movie Billy Madison, and the song "I Got Punched in the Nose for Sticking My Face in Other People's Business" is a direct quote from the movie The Wedding Singer.
- "I Got Punched in the Nose for Sticking My Face in Other Peoples Business" (Make Yourself Sick, 2003)
- "Medicating" (Trainwreck, 2005)
- "Up With Me" (Boys Night Out, 2007)
- Skate & Surf Fest Vol. 1 (High Roller Studios, 2005) – "I Got Punched In The Nose For Sticking My Face In Other People's Business" (live video)
- Progression Through Aggression Vol. 2 (Ferret, 2005) – "Composing"
- Take Action! Volume 4 (Sub City Records, 2004) – "Medicating"
- Vans Warped Tour 2005 (SideOneDummy Records, 2005) – "Composing"