Catchy Alternative Pop-Rock Songs
Johnny Hatch and his band mates are dynamic performers & gifted inspiring songwriters. The album ‘Happiness Instead’ is filled with catchy melodic Alternative Pop-Rock songs, infused with positive passion. Tracks received radio airplay across parts of Canada and the US and publishing offers. Johnny spent years playing and studying music in Vancouver. As well as his eternal love for Saskatchewan, Johnny has become captivated by Southern California & his parent’s birthplace, Greece. ‘Happiness Instead’ was recorded in Hatch’s hometown Regina, Canada except for the songs ‘Echo’ & ‘In L.A.’ recorded in Los Angeles with Doug Deep (music composer for shows such as mega-hit Survivor & Dave Grohl’s Sound City Movie).
The band line-up has now evolved to include virtuoso guitarist Morgan Hughes (toured for years with Funkenstein and offered a contract with Epitaph). Morgan & Johnny have a fantastic musical chemistry, constantly creating catchy songs and riffs.
- Awarded recording grants by Creative Saskatchewan and Factor
- Key Tracks: ‘In L.A.’ ‘Find the Door’ ‘Let There Be Peace’ ‘Lucky Seven Yeah’ ‘Echo’
- Influences: Beck, Tom Petty, Chilli Peppers, David Bowie, Foo Fighters, U2, Radiohead, Stones, Who, Weezer,
RADIO Airplay at KLED & KCLA Los Angeles. CBC Canada national Radio. Added to rotation at Mix 103.9 FM Moose Jaw. Rock 104 the Wolf Regina - NWCZ – Seattle, UMFM Winnipeg, CJTR Regina, CJMQ Sherbrooke, Quebec, CFBX Kamloops, Sun FM stevan, SK & many more. Multiple online stations across North America. Songs from the debut EP ‘Hot Traxx!!!’ (produced by David J. Taylor) received radio airplay at college radio across Canada and some commercial radio
SHOWS: 2016 to 2013 –Performing and songwriting in Vancouver, Regina, Saskatoon, Los Angeles, Laguna Beach, & Toronto winning many new fansRecent Sask shows include Cathedral Village Arts Festival, All Folked Up in Montremarte, Saskatoon’s – Stripped Down TV show and the Fez
AMAZING FAN COMMENT!! from Matt Spelliscy (19 years old) LOVED IT!...you sure know how to tame a crowd of adoring fans John. You probably rank around 8 in my all time favorite groups to see live and that's considering U2, Green Day, Billy Joel, Panic At the Disco and my other favorites. I’ll load a truck of me and my excited friends and head out to see your next show. YOU ROCK!!!
FILM & TV Songs Placed in several Movies & TV shows notably for the hit film Fubar! Co-wrote and recorded
‘Fubar is Super Rocker’ with world-wide metal legend Jon THOR. Soundtrack on EMI records alongside bands Sum 41, Treblecharger etc. Video on Fubar DVD. Johnny rocked 3 tours with THOR, most notably opening for Nashville Pussy (Grammy nominees). Other credits include: Scooter Kids (Hollywood), Canada’s Renegade Press TV show & more.
Press & Industry Quotes "Positive & upbeat, instantly infectious" Erin Harde - Leader Post Regina (Front cover & Feature article).
4/5 Stars – Excellent "..uplifting, melodic rock, pop & dance tunes that will stick in your head for days"
JJ Elliott - Spun Music – CBC nominated blog.
‘In LA is one of the best songs ever written about LA’ - Venice Beach Music Legend, Eddie LaGrossa
" A wonderful collection of songs with great musicianship & harmonies. I really enjoyed it." John Donnelly - Event Producer –Vancouver
"A world-class album in songwriting, performance & recording. I'm really enjoying listening to Happiness Instead" Steve McDonnell Publisher Buzzcity Magazine -Regina
"I love the song 'Echo'. Great production on this record." David J. Taylor Award-winning Producer & Artist
Co-founded Neurotic Paperboy with Juno winner Jason Plumb. Opened for Soul Asylum & Pursuit of Happiness. After Johnny left to play around Europe for a year, Neurotic Paperboy became the Waltons and covered one of Johnny’s songs in concert on several major tours including with Barenaked Ladies.