After huge success in their native Canada, Hedley are hoping to emulate that in the UK with their British debut.
Everybody kind of knows everybody and we all go out to each other's shows.
Dave and I were old friends and him, Tom and Chris all played in a metal band and were at the time looking for a new singer while I was looking for a new band.
We got together, had some beers and started writing, right out of the gate. When did you realise that music was a career you wanted to chase?
I think I always wanted to be in a rock and roll band, maybe the same way I wanted to play in the World Cup but never the less, knew I wanted it.
I started playing piano when I was five and taught myself the electric guitar by taking off the three big strings and learning half chords.
(I don’t always cut corners but when I do, it’s awesome!
) Music has always been my primary preference of expression. Presented with the opportunity to do what I believed I loved for a living was always a no-brainer.
You've been in the industry now for a decade, how much do you think has changed in that time?
Loads has changed, you might say it's ever-evolving – an important perception that I feel has always kept us on our toes, wanting more and constantly pushing ourselves to be inspired.
The drive to stay inspired is a great way to keep the sad and sorry state of ‘the industry’ off the radar and on to the next.
Would you say you've evolved as an artist in your years active?