Hedley is a Canadian pop-rock group originating in Abbotsford, British Columbia that formed in 2003. They were named after the unincorporated community of Hedley, British Columbia, a name chosen after members heard that it was for sale for $346,000.
Hedley is known for its singles “Never Too Late”, “Cha-Ching” (performed at the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics), “Invincible”, “Kiss You Inside Out”, and “Wild Life”, and for the band members’ philanthropic work as ambassadors for the charity Free The Children.
Shawn Hook’s “Sound of Your Heart” was a massive Top 40 Radio hit in 2016, with over 125 pop stations playing his records. The video for “Sound of Your Heart” has over 8 million views, and the song has over 66 million streams on Spotify. Billboard named Shawn as one of “tomorrow’s hits,” while Nylon included Shawn in their “ones to watch” lists. Shawn’s live performances are stellar, as seen with this TV performances on “Live With Kelly,” “The Today Show,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” and a concert on “The Audience Network.” In addition to being an impressive live performer, Hook is a gifted songwriter, and plays multiple instruments, including guitar, bass, trombone and his signature piano.
Over the last couple of years, Halifax-based trio Neon Dreams have rapidly emerged as one of the brightest new stars on the Canadian music horizon. The success story they are writing has long and deep roots, however, for Frank Kadillac, Adrian Morris, and Matt Gats have been playing together in different configurations for the last nine years. The result is a tight-knit band with a strong personal and musical foundation, one destined to help Neon Dreams go a long way in the business.