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Hardened Hero

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We have yet to release our album, titled My Friend Honesty. We are gearing up towards a summer release.



HARDENED HERO is the brand new project fronted by 21 year old Ryan Dennis, former lead singer of Serial Joe. With 4 albums under his belt, including the certified gold-selling album “Face Down”, two top 10 national singles (“Mistake” and “Completely”), as well as two Much Music Video Awards for “Skid Row” and “Deep”, Ryan has established himself as a proven Canadian artist. Teaming up with 20 year old Tim Oxford, a drummer with over a decade of playing under his belt, years of training under Jeremy Taggart (drummer of Our Lady Peace) and shows opening for Our Lady Peace, Ryan formed Hardened Hero with the intention of breaking back out onto the Canadian scene.

Hardened Hero’s debut is light years ahead of the material Ryan released as front man of Serial Joe. After his stint in one of Canada’s youngest success stories, his eyes have been opened to the inner workings of the industry. He is not only equipped with business knowledge and know -how accrued over four albums and record company dealings, but has pushed himself as a performer and a songwriter.

Critically assessing the material he co-wrote for Serial Joe, he then wrote some 40 songs on his own; material that came from the heart; real experiences, hardships, observations, and heartbreak. “I just wrote and wrote and wrote until I felt I had an album of really good songs. They all have a certain feel that capture a state of mind at the time in my life. I experienced some harsh realities, relationship-wise and life-wise, confronting old demons. There are a lot of things in a person’s life that are hidden because they’re not comfortable with them” says Ryan.

The album starts rocking right from track one with “Break Away” an epic rock song about holding on to the one you love and not letting them give up on life and follows up with something fresh and different with “Ecstasy”, a driving rock offering that dives into a journey through the wilder, trippier side of life. It then jumps right it to a solid guitar rock tune “Broken On The Inside” and doesn’t let up until the end.

Hardened Hero has hired a team of seasoned pros to tour with including Ryan Stever (ex-guitarist for Serial Joe) on rhythm guitar, Ryan Lynch (ex-bassist for Scott Moffat’s solo project - The Boston Post) on bass and ultra-talented new-comer Khris Steele on lead guitar.