Thursday, September 2, 2010

SAU On The Lawn Spotlight...Hedley


Hedley is a Canadian pop rock band comprising lead singer Jacob Hoggard, who was placed 3rd during the second season of the reality TV series Canadian Idol in 2004, Tommy Mac on bass, Dave Rosin on the guitar and Chris Crippin on drums. The current band retains the original name of Hoggard's pre-Canadian Idol group, although the membership has changed. The band originated in Abbotsford, British Columbia and was named after the town of Hedley, British Columbia, a name chosen after members heard that it was for sale for $346,000. While the idea of buying the town ran its course, the name remained. There are also rumors that the name "Hedley" originated from Hedley Street in Abbotsford, the hometown of Jacob Hoggard. Hedley performed their hit song "Cha Ching" at the closing ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

In 2005 Their debut single "On My Own" reached number 1 on the Canadian Singles Chart and the follow-up "Trip" peaked at number 11. The singles "On My Own", "321", "Trip", and "Gunnin" topped the MuchMusic Countdown. Their last single, "Street Fight", off of their self-titled debut album was successful on both the MuchMusic Countdown and the Canadian Singles Chart. Their first single from their album Famous Last Words, "She's So Sorry", achieved success on the MuchMusic Countdown. They have toured with Simple Plan, Faber Drive, MxPx, Nickelback and Bon Jovi

In the summer of 2006, they signed a record deal with Capitol Recordsin the United States where they completed a tour opening for Yellowcard. Hedley released their second album, Famous Last Words on October 30, 2007. It went platinum ten days after release. The first single from the CD, "She's So Sorry", was released to radio on August 21, 2007. The video was shot in Toronto, Ontario, and premiered on MuchMusic on September 20, 2007.

On November 17, 2009, Hedley released their third studio album The Show Must Go. The first single Cha-Ching peaking at number 9 in the Canadian Hot 100. The second single, Don't Talk To Strangers peaked at number 11 on the Canadian Hot 100, and at number 1 on the Much Music Countdown. The third single Perfect peaked at number 7 on the Canadian Hot 100, and also peaked at number one on the Much Music Countdown. The fourth single off the album was Hands Up.

Hedley recently finished their most current tour across Canada in support of their new album The Show Must Go which was released November 17, 2009. On November 16, 2009, Chart Attack reported, "Fefe Dobson and Stereos will be along for the whole trek, while Faber Drive and Boys Like Girls will support on select dates."

In 2010 Hedley is trying to make an attempt to break into the U.S market with the recent release of there beautiful single "Perfect" to ITunes and the release of there American Debut Album "The Show Must Go On" there poised to do just that

(Perfect)


(For The Nights I can't Remember)

70 comments:

  1. I love the song perfect

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  2. The lead man's voice is really nice

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  3. I love this band I hope they break in the U.S

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  4. Perfect is a beautiful song

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  5. I love the on the lawn spotlight

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  6. I really like for the nights I cant remember

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  7. I love there song perfect its so beautiful

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  8. I love the song Perfect

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  9. I heard them when I was Canada last month there really good

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  10. Ms.A man can write his ass off he did this one aswell I love this song

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  11. I wish I would have wrote perfect great song

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  12. Im interested in there music I like them

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  13. I think they will break in the US

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  14. They would be a good addition to the US rock market

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  15. I think they will do good here I love the Perfect song

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  16. I love this band go Ms.A!

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  17. I have the coolest story about the song Perfect,me and Mike were in this Def Jam writing department where they helped you improve your writing skills and teach you how to go about being a songwriter or producer professionally.He was in the program before I was and the second week I got to the program our teacher was spliting us up in pairs and battleeach other.The battle was 3 hours you had to make a beat and write a song and get it recorded by one of the singers in there developmental program.So I thought I was doing something I had a club banger I thought and I thought I was go be the underdog and beat him I knew it.I felt confident until his turn to play his song and the song "Perfect" was the song he made in 3 hours beat and song.I was in total disbelief and our teachers eyes were watering and a woman in the class was in tears.It was an amazing moment that I wont forget.Im happy he is a tutor for me and not against me LOL

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  18. That is a cool ass story

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  19. Dude is the truth wow stories like that is gonna be worth something one day

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  20. It sounds like he nonchalantley made this song

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  21. Claude do you think he had it already written before hand?

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  22. He is a mother fucking monster and perfect is a beautiful song

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  23. I like this band alot

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  24. I hope they make it in the US

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  25. No he didnt have it written down there was a teacher in each studio with us we had to use paper and pen provided by them and no hard disk or scan disk could be loaded so we had to work from scratch

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  26. There music rocks there the best on the lawn spotlight yet

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  27. There a nice band I will buy there CD when it comes out

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  28. Perfect is there best song very nice

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  29. Awesome story I look up to that guy

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  30. I wish they were more stories about him

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  31. Awesome spotlight on the Lawn Ms.A this is the best one yet

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  32. Ms.A do you have a good story to share?

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  33. There ready for the U.S

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  34. Where the hell is Ms.A today?

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  35. Ms.A share a story!

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  36. I would love to meet the dude Im a songwriter and he is legend.Im trying to get my first song on radio he has had hundreds and has not fallen off

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  37. Ms.A is M.I.A today she must not like us today she needed a break from us LOL

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  38. well of course I don't need a break from you guys!

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  39. I'll share a story its kinda funny....

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  40. As you may or may not know Mike is a perfectonist like hell! one weekend he had this 30 second beat playing the entire day back to back to back so after about 4 hours of hearing the beat in my sleep and my dog howling to the moon I took to trying to help him with this beat but of course it wasn't what he wanted so I played him the beat to a old techno song called "What is love" by Haddaway and he sang this song at the top of his lungs for about 3 more hours so now it turns out to be 5am in the morning I open door to find a dead sleep smiling Michael with the finished product playing, slob on the keyboard, but when I tried to take him to go to sleep he goes "NO NO Baby 'What is love Baby don't hurt me don't hurt me no more" LMAO!!

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  41. here is the sample and the finished product

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YXuq25BMVI

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sa35ZAdf5QY

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  42. LMFAO That is so cute!!Ms.A he did this Eminem song? DAYUM!

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  43. Damn he did this beat?

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  44. I love both songs I like this band alot

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  45. AWWWWWWW!!!!! Yall are so cute!

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  46. Now thats a man with a damn plan is that the key you have to be a perfectionist?

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  47. I would love to know more about him he seems so not like how people say

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  48. I can imagine he is an perfectionist

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  49. that just made me like Mike so much more he loves his craft!

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  50. He is the fucking truth great story Ms.A

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  51. Ms.A you guys are so cool so not industry

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  52. I love you guys relationship Ms.A!

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  53. I love you guys Ms.A and he is a fucking genius

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  54. Other than the killer sample he created he took every producer to school on those drum patterns they were sick!

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  55. Damn I didn't know he made that beat

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  56. His drum work is amazing

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  57. Yall are so cute!

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  58. Ms.A you do beats?

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  59. I loved the story Ms.A he sounds like a nice guy and cool

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  60. I can imagine him sleepy as hell saying that! He is nothing short of a genius!

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  61. LMAO he was smiling after he was done with the beat

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