Within 2008, lead singer Serta Reynolds met drummer Toby Tolman at Brigham Younger University where they were each students. Reynolds and Tolman added Andrew Beck, Dork Lemke, and Aurora Florencia to play guitar, bass, as well as piano respectively for their music group. Their name is an corruption for a phrase only proven to members of the group, which Reynolds stated each member accepted of. The five-piece launched an extended play titled Talk to Me that same yr. Beck and Florence might also depart from the band’s line-up that year. Last year, Tolman recruited longtime senior high school friend Wayne Sermon, who graduated from Berklee University of Music to play acoustic guitar. Tolman later recruited their wife, Brittany Tolman, in order to sing backup and perform keys. Lemke left the actual band later on, leading Perorata to recruit another Berklee music student, Ben McKee, to join the band being a bassist and complete the selection. The band garnered a big following in their hometown associated with Provo, Utah, before the people moved to Las Vegas, the particular hometown of Dan Reynolds, where the band recorded and also released their first 3 EPs.
The band introduced EPs titled Imagine Dragons and Hell and Stop in 2010, both recorded in Battle Born Studios, within Las Vegas. They returned towards the studio in 2011. The third EP, It’s Time, was made prior to they signed a record offer.
They got their very first big break when Train’s frontman Pat Monahan dropped sick just prior to the Chew of Las Vegas Festival this year. Imagine Dragons were known as to fill in and carried out to a crowd of more than twenty six, 000 people. Local awards including “Best CD regarding 2011” (Vegas SEVEN), “Best Local Indie Band 2010” (Las Vegas Weekly), “Las Vegas’ Newest Must Notice Live Act” (Las Las vegas CityLife), Vegas Music Smt Headliner 2010, and more delivered the band on a good trajectory. In November year 2011 they signed with Interscope Records and began dealing with English Grammy winning maker Alex da Kid. Ultimately the Tolmans would keep the group and Daniel Platzman would be recruited that kicks off in august 2011 by invitation through Ben McKee, prior to the putting your signature on of band’s label package in November 2011, together with keyboardist Theresa Flaminio.