Hooks and Halos

Hooks and Halos


Hooks and Halos brings together a smooth mixture of rock and folk, with a little bit of pop to finish it off. Their music offers a broad dynamic array; a tour of sheer emotion and heart which is always accompanied by a storytelling lyrical style that entices any audience to come along for the ride.


Though musically forged by Billy Jones and Steve Wayland in 2003, Hooks and Halos became a full ensemble in 2006. The band's influences are varied, with undertones of the Counting Crows, Tom Petty and the Foo Fighters just to name a few. Their music is undeniably refreshing in its simplicity; they are a rock band playing rock music. Hooks and Halos has played throughout the Western New York area, and they are eager to begin showcasing their sound to other audiences across America. Collectively, members of the band have opened for nationally signed acts such as: The Trews, Big Sugar, Blue Oyster Cult, Gran Bel Fisher, Scott Celani, Last Conservative and Breaker Box. In 2007, Hooks and Halos signed on with Ground Control, a Drunk-Driving Awareness program ran by Illumina Records based out of Boston, MA.

"One thing keeps coming to mind as I'm listening to Hooks and Halos latest, The Scars We Hide - how is it that I have never before heard of this band? I mean, you would think that I would have heard of a band that's this good."
-Brian Campbell, Buffaloathome.com


Summer's End

Written By: Billy Jones

Elegance, you’re so impressed, you light up the scenery
Behind the eve, imagine me, there all along
I know your glow, no one told me anything
I know your glow, your face tells it all
I’m so into you
And you, you’re so sick of me
Another day, you’re on your way, and this never happened
And it’s so wrong that I’m alone, with the shame of it all
Please disregard the courtesy, forward to you
And disregard the fact that I cared
I’m so into you
And you, you’re so sick of me
I’m onto you, onto you, pointing fingers at a friend
What did you do, when it was up to you, to escape from it all
Yesterday, I was good enough, till you made the call
And then you said, it was all my fault, that you took the fall
And I’m so into you
And you, you’re so sick of me
You’re sick, you’re tired, you’re fed up with me


2007 - The Scars We Hide EP

Set List

A typical set will be from 45 minutes to an hour. The band has a total of 14 originals. However, Hooks and Halos also knows many covers and the band is capable of playing a full night of music if necessary.
Here's a short list of some of the covers the band plays:
Radiohead - Creep
Spacehog - In the Meantime
Led Zepellin - Good Times, Bad Times
Billy Joel - Piano Man
Allman Brothers - Midnight Rider
Stone Temple Pilots - Big Empty