Hewson Grey
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Hewson Grey

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2014

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Alternative Indie


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"Hewson Grey - Small Town Hits Number One in Pure Grain Audio Chart"

"Small Town" is our latest free song download and it's thanks to the Edmonton, Alberta indie rockers Hewson Grey. The band started in 2014 in a pretty unique way. Comments singer and guitarist Joe Paonessa, "Through the blizzard I could barely make him out. Slender with a hat, gloves and boots, he trudged through the snow like a soldier on a mission and he was loving every minute of it." Paonesssa is referring to guitarist Stuart Bell whom he stumbled upon during a blizzard on a cold January night in 2014. Noticing Paonessa on his way to a jam, labouring through the snow while driving along, he stopped and offered a ride and things got started from there.

Hewson Grey released their first single "Dancing In The Rain" on a split 7" record in June of last year which went on to be nominated for "Single of the Year" in Banks Radio Australia's Indie Music Awards. Their debut EP Montes et Mare followued that September and received a lot of airplay on college radio across Canada, including CJSR Edmonton and CFBX Kamloops where the EP charted to #7 and #15 respectively on the Exclaim Earshot charts. The band is performing some dates this summer in Alberta and Saskatchewan, with plans to hit the studio soon after. Expect something new by next spring from this emerging band. - Pure Grain Audio

"Best YEG Live acts 2016"

It was an interesting year. Edmonton gained a lot of new venues. It lost some more. Yet through it all, the city’s music scene endures, perseveres, resiliently plows through, pulling itself along on a cord thrown out for the city’s vast catacombs of master musicians.

The city’s music scene cannot be captured in one or a few venues. It will continue. It will succeed. And sure, not everyone makes it through to the national or international stage. Hell, few do. But for those that pay attention to the projects and bands that journey through the scene, we are always richly rewarded for our work to find the good, the great, the awesome.

Some of the city’s bands that are riding the waves include:

Hewson Grey
Cool little indie rock outfit, with a pair of male vocalists. The band released an astounding EP earlier this year, and can be seen regularly about town. In fact, they just played the Steven … Tribute gig on Sunday. - Gig City

"Hewson Grey - Single of the Year Runner Up"

Hewson Grey are finalists in this year song of the year! - Banks Radio (Australia)


Still working on that hot first release.



"Hewson Grey’s got this super-cool vibe, a complex mesh of indie, alternative, bluesy rock, and ambient psych, that, well, honestly, I think they’re one of the best bands in the city right now” - Michael Senchuk (New Music Michael), Music Blogger.  Following the release of Hewson Grey’s debut EP, "Montes et Mare" – available here - https://play.spotify.com/album/7dcHmdOfqQMWrsW8C3lPe0 - the band has charted on College Stations including; CFBX in Kamloops (reached number 15) and CJSR in Edmonton (reached number 7) and has received airplay in Ontario, Australia and Scotland.  The single Small Town entered Pure Grain audio’s new music chart at number 1 and at number 10 in their Indie chart on August 7, 2017.  We were awarded a top 5 finish in Banks Radio Australia's Single of the Year category for our song "Dancing in the Rain" and were semifinalists in the 2016 edition of the International Songwriting Contest in the rock category with "St Kilda".  Festival appearances in 2017 included East Coulee Spring Fest in May, Heart of the City Festival in June and Up and Downtown Festival in October.  We are currently in the studio recording the follow up EP with the first single, Waited All Night, scheduled to be released in February 2018.  The EP itself will follow in the Spring.

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