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Hedley is a Canadian pop rock band comprising lead singer Jacob Hoggard, Tommy Mac on bass, Dave Rosin on lead 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. They were named after the town of Hedley, British Columbia, a name chosen after members heard that it was for sale for $246,000.

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

Jacob Hoggard
Chris Crippin
Tom MacDonald
Dave Rosin


The Show Must Go

Line up all the Idols
Who paint on phony smiles
Tryin’ to ride the fast track for free

There’s been no free ride in Hedley’s steady climb to the top. Over four years, the Vancouver band has earned two multi-platinum albums and won acclaim and a devoted fan base through a constant regimen of hard work and relentless touring. Nor is there an ounce of phoniness in the group, led by irrepressible frontman Jacob Hoggard, a former Canadian Idol contestant himself. In fact, much of Hedley’s huge appeal lies in the band members’ refusal to take themselves too seriously.

“We’re not rocket scientists—or rocket surgeons,” chuckles Hoggard, about himself, bassist Tom MacDonald, guitarist Dave Rosin and drummer Chris Crippin. “We’re the same jerks we’ve always been, four buddies who like to have fun and make music. But our show is no longer about flashing lights and us running around pulling our pants down. We’ve really grown as writers, musicians and performers, so now it’s the full entertainment package.”

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