Blue October is an American alternative rock band originally from Houston, Texas. The band was formed in 1995 and currently consists of Justin Furstenfeld (lead vocals, guitar), Jeremy Furstenfeld (drums, percussion), Ryan Delahoussaye (violin/viola, mandolin, piano, backing vocals), Matthew Ostrander (lead guitar), and Matt Noveskey (bass guitar, backing vocals). The band has had eight Top 40 singles over their past seven studio albums, and is best known for their platinum singles “Hate Me” and “Into the Ocean” from their 2006 platinum album Foiled.
Blue October was formed by lead singer/songwriter/guitarist Justin Furstenfeld, his brother Jeremy, and multi-instrumentalist Ryan Delahoussaye. The band was discovered by former Kid Rock manager Michael Rand performing at the Atchafalaya River Cafe. His agency proceeded to book over 350 dates on the group unsigned. Extensive publicity and artist development was regimented.
This work eventually led to Michael bringing the band to Universal Music Group CEO Doug Morris under the direction of long time A&R rep Reen Nalli. They were later joined by guitarist/vocalist C.B. Hudson and bassist Matt Noveskey.