Jacob Hoggard, singer/daredevil of rockers has been playing piano since he was six and guitar since he was twelve. He learned music history in high school, and was fronting a fledgling band named Hedley that was fast making a name for itself. He came across three guys that were so impressed with his vocals and charisma that they gave him a call that changed his life. Drummer Chris Crippin, bassist Tommy Mac and guitarist Dave Rosin from the band Everything After needed a new singer and invited Hoggard to jam.
Things clicked immediately and the re-invented ?Hedley? reworked songs that Hoggard had already written, wrote new songs and sharpened their sound. The band recorded a demo, got signed to a record deal in Canada, and quickly found two established producers who wanted to work with them.
In December 2005, Hedley released their self-titled debut into instant success and acclaim. Within months the album went Platinum and produced three chart-topping hits ? the rock anthem ?On My Own?, and the power ballad ?Trip?, both went to #1, and the high voltage screamer ?321? became the most spun video on Much Music ? with the group earning two Juno nominations in the process.
You can see Hedley rocking live on the Grizfest stage Saturday, August 4. For more information call 250-242-4246 or visit our website at www.grizfest.com Visit Hedley?s website at www.hedleyrock.com