- Alternative, Alternative & Punk, Rock/Pop, Pop, Pop/Rock
- Vancouver & Regina, Canada
Johnny Hatch Happiness Instead
Catchy Alternative Pop-Rock-Folk Songs
All songs@ I-Tunes, Amazon, CdBaby.com
Johnny Hatch is an inspired songwriter & dynamic performer from Vancouver & Regina, Canada with a growing fondness for Los Angeles. Johnny Hatchs catchy name is matched by the songwriting and pro-recording on his current album Happiness Instead. The Hatchman recently toured across Western Canada winning many new fans. Johnny turns intuitive, inspired moments into well-crafted Pop-Rock-Folk songs infused with passion.
Happiness Instead was recorded at Ze Studio near Regina except for the songs Echo & In L.A. recorded there and Los Angeles with Doug Deep (composer for TV show Survivor). Happiness Instead contains universal stories and hummable melodies with anthemic choruses. Johnny Hatch was awarded a recording grant by SaskMusic. The album is the culmination of years of songwriting and months of recording. The Hatchman has just been invited to Vancouver by up & coming film director Pan Yannitsos to shoot a music video for Echo. (Pan screened his latest film at Sundance).
RADIO Song plays across Canada & some US. Just added to KLED & KCLA Los Angeles! CBC national Radio. 3 songs added to rotation at Mix 103.9 FM Moose Jaw. Sun FM Estevan. Play-listed or spins at Rock 104 the Wolf Regina - NWCZ Seattle, UMFM Winnipeg, CJTR Regina, CJMQ Sherbrooke, Quebec, CFBX Kamloops, Sun FM Estevan, SK & more. Added to multiple online stations and podcasts 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.
Key Tracks: Echo Happiness Instead In L.A. Let There Be Peace Find the Door Lucky Seven Yeah
Influences: Canadian Rock & Roots Music, U2, Goo Goo Dolls, Coldplay, Arcade Fire, the Cars, Elvis Costello, Stones, Beatles
FILM & TV Songs Johnny has written and placed songs in a number of movies & TV shows most notably Fubar is a Super Rocker the hit film Fubar. Johnny co-wrote and recorded the song with world-wide metal legend Thor. The song appeared on the soundtrack on Aquarius / EMI records alongside bands such as Sum 41 & Treblecharger and the video is included in the film DVD. Johnny rocked 3 tours of Western Canada with Thor, most notably opening for Nashville Pussy (Grammy nominees). Other credits include: Scooter Kids movie (Hollywood) & Canadas Renegade Press TV show
Best Fan Comment Ever!! June 2011 from Matt Spelliscy (19 years old)
Hey bro! Nice seeing you this weekend at Relay For Life, LOVED IT!...you sure know how to tame a crowd of adoring fans John. You probably rank around eight in my all time favorite groups to see live, and that's considering U2, Billy Joel, Green Day, Panic At the Disco and some of my other favorites. Ill load a truck of me and my excited friends and head out to see your next show. YOU
THE LIVE SHOW The band sounds hot. The core of the live band is JH - Guitar/Vocals, Dave Fries-bass, Pat Kelly drums and amazing guitarist Gerry Pittet. These veteran musicians are among the most talented players anywhere in Canada. All join in on harmony vocals. Happiness Instead was produced by band-mate Dave Fries, a veteran pro with dozens of album credits, Johnny co-produced. Hatch also plans to spend more time in Los Angeles & Vancouver performing and
co-writing. Currently booking regional Prairie shows with a 2012 summer tour planned.
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
" 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 Artist & Magazine Publisher Buzzcity Magazine -Regina
"I reeeeally like the song 'Echo'. Dave & Johnny did a great job producing this record."
David J. Taylor Award-winning Producer & Artist, Regina
Notes Of Interest One of Johnnys earliest bands was Neurotic Paperboy, a band Hatch co-founded with Juno winner Jason Plumb and opened for bands such as Soul Asylum & Pursuit of Happiness. After Johnny left to play & song-write around Europe for a year, the NP band became the Waltons and covered one of Johnnys songs in concert on several major tours. The Hatchman is self-employed full time in music.
Lucky Seven Yeah!
Find the Door
Let There Be Peace...
Shaw TV Studio Saskatoon
Link to event