Alright so let me start this off by saying that I am EXTREMELY grateful to each and every person (family, friends, fans) who made this last year of my life possible by supporting me and Quiet Out Loud. It has meant everything to me and I love you all. You guys are the reason why I do this. <3
Now I just need to shed some light on some rumors that have been being spread around by my now ex band mate Nick Forbes…
He is stating that the band was just a solo project with “live members”… This is simply not true. We were very much a band. Nick, Kyle, Joe, and myself were Quiet Out Loud. We did have a rotating live bassist for most shows tho. If this was a solo project it would just be him mentioned on the back of our EP/in photos/interviews/and on contract signings. Also he wouldn’t fly out to Chicago from Boston for “live members”. Logic.
Nick is stating that no one else has written anything in the band other than himself…. ALSO untrue. The writing process for our music were all cowrites with myself, Nick, Steve Aliperta, and Tom DeGrazia. (Check image below for an email stating about one of our songs stating the writers) 
Nick is stating that he didn’t quit… Untrue once again. (Below is a screen capture of Nick stating that QOL was done) 
Finally to the reason why I am walking away… Nick Forbes is one of the most immature, hot headed, egotistical, greedy people I’ve ever done music with. The reason why we never got to go on tour and see more of you beautiful people is because Nick refused unless HE PERSONALLY was making 1,800$ a month and touring with like All Time Low or Mayday Parade. Which is unrealistic for a new band. He WOULD NOT play any show that wasn’t a “big show”. He was the only reason that we had to cancel numerous shows because he would make up personal reasons to bail. He also proceed to keep ALL profits from our music a secret from us and keep it for himself. Then when we refused to cancel a show because our fans had already paid for tickets and we didn’t want to to screw them over. He stated he didn’t care about the fans/venue/or promoter what so ever! And he wasn’t allowing us to play the show. (Picture below) Then he proceeded to threaten me with physical violence while to claim everything as his own when the rest of the band including myself decided to go on with the show with a fill in. So that we didn’t hurt the bands reputation or let down fans. (picture below). Now last time I check a “good mature 28 year old man” doesn’t do this type of stuff. Also over the past few days he has proceeded to spread these rumors to everyone he can while having his insane family members and friends harass me constantly (pictures below). Even went so far as to call a venue to try and stop us from playing. Also he consistently cheated on his TWO GIRLFRIENDS with people and fans in Illinois. Which I find disgusting. So for all of that is why it’s not a healthy/happy environment for me to be in. Which is why I am walking away. But do not worry I already have another project in the works and I can’t wait for you all to hear our first single! 
Thank you again, I love you all. See you soon.
<3
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