Hero Jr. is Evan Haughey (vocals, rhythm guitar) from Bridgman, MI, Ken Rose (lead guitar) from Los Angeles, CA., Dave DuBrava (bass) from Binghamton, NY, and Ryan Keyes (drums) from Minneapolis, MN.
With an essence somewhere between the excitement of Nirvana and the heavy simplicity of early Black Sabbath and 70s British rock, HERO JR gives listeners all the expected dynamics, power and unscripted performances of a great classic rock band, with melodic, lyrical and musical hooks that keep listeners singing along.
Having supported diverse headlining rock artists Alice Cooper, Tom Petty, John 5 & The Creatures, Kings X, The Offspring, LA Guns, Jared James Nichols, Tantric, Daughtry, and more, HERO JR is truly in their element live on stage, performing over 850 national shows since the band’s first incarnation in 2010. In terms of work ethic, dedication to their craft, and influences, HERO JR is an old school band, their crisp live sound setting the bar for modern rock music. HERO JR has a reputation for playing different shows each night, often stretching their well-written rock tunes into epic jams.
HERO JR’s new single is a unique remake of the Beatles’ legendary Eleanor Rigby. The band has never been inspired to cover an outside song but Eleanor has had a relationship with HERO JR for almost six years, starting as an impromptu soundcheck jam, and later finding it’s way into the band’s live set. Listeners don’t usually catch on until they recognize the lyrics, a compliment to the way HERO JR has made the song their own. It takes confidence to cover a classic and HERO JR’s Eleanor is a guaranteed head-banger for any rock music aficionado.
The single was recorded live in the band’s Indianapolis rehearsal space with minimal equipment and the four self-proclaimed “rock and roll lifers” have faithfully captured their live sound on the recording. Eleanor Rigby is the perfect tease for HERO JR’s late January album release, “Everyone”. “Everyone” will be the first HERO JR studio album with Ryan Keyes on drums, adding more dynamics than ever before.
In a world of calculated arrangements and production, where rock bands are often more pop than rock, HERO JR records as they perform. All live. No overdubs. HERO JR is all about the “perfect imperfections” reminiscent of classic rock artists. Rock and roll is about capturing magic moments and “Eleanor” succeeds.
HERO JR will not disappoint!
Hero Jr. plays Orange Amplifiers, DR Strings, Gibson and Epiphone guitars, Amedia Cymbals, Los Cabos drum sticks, Kali Studio Monitors, Klipsch Audio, and Jim Dunlop / MXR Effects.
“RECORD OF THE DAY…go see theses guys live people. #realdeal…”
– Dean Delray, Comedian, Let There Be Talk Podcast
“World Class Jams…Hero Jr. is like a modern Black Crowes”
-Joey Coco Diaz, Church Of What’s Happening Now Podcast
Contact Hero Jr.
Official Website: www.herojrmusic.com
Concert videos: 30 Foot Wave (Trees, Dallas)
Graveyard Of Mirrors (The Whisky A Go Go, Los Angeles)