The Heartwicks

The Heartwicks

 Calgary, Alberta, CAN
BandRockBlues

“If The White Stripes joined The Clash and David Bowie dove into the mix you’d have The Heartwicks. Jason Hofer is the dynamic frontman with an original voice that lingers in your mind. His roaring riffs pull you out of your chair and the thundering drums amplify the retro cool vibe.”
Music Scene TV

Biography

The Heartwicks are a guitar driven rock band with a thundering vintage sound. Both Jason and Miguel have spent the better part of the last 18 years playing in various bands, and have brought that experience to The Heartwicks. The result is an explosive combination of heavy blues guitar, relentless driving drums, and sweet cutting vocals. Just when you think you’ve got them pegged they break into a Pink Floyd esc swelling sound that is dripping with vintage Fender and Marshall tone, this diversity allows the band to build a show with crescendoing highs and pin drop lows that leave the audience hanging for more.
“If The White Stripes joined The Clash and David Bowie dove into the mix, you’d have The Heartwicks. Jason Hofer is the dynamic frontman with an original voice that lingers in your mind. His roaring riffs pull you out of your chair, and the thundering drums amplify the retro cool vibe.” Stephanie DeGraw “The Music Scene TV”
“The music we create is an anthem for love & death; the reality of each is our song”
~The Heartwicks

Both Jason and Miguel have extensive performance experience. Some of the bands they have opened for and/or played in festivals with are: The White Stripes, CJ Ramone, The Kills, P.O.D, The Fleshtones, Block Party, Speedball Baby, Dragonette, Naughty By Nature, Danko Jones, and Steve Akoi.
Robert Sounders, a London music executive gave this review:
“I believe their material is of a high standard … in particular, I enjoyed listening to their single “The Merchant”.

Lyrics

Free

Written By: Jason Hofer

Hold me hold me close to you
Forevermore never felt so good
Summer days they pass away
The Kingdom coming will be here to stay

Heaven breaks and the Son came through
He lights the earth His word is true
But like a fool I ran away
Nothing good in me to go His way

Chorus:
Now my labor of love is not in vain
I’m free now
And my treasure’s within not physical
Gain I’m free now

Verse 2
I wanted women and I wanted lies
First in my soul placed unquenched desire
I lost it all at one flick of the switch
Death came to me enthroned and pissed

Christ found me at the gates of hell
A jail break Son of God with power
He broke the chains
Destroyed sin and death
By the grace of God man I’m living again

The Merchant

Written By: Jason Hofer

A Merchant left town abandoned his gold
Searching for wisdom and treasure untold
He said farewell to the good things he knew
He said farewell to his one love true
To the good things he knew
Knew his love was through

Sold all that he owned and bought the Empress Midnight
Fastest ship built could sail round the world thrice
For what he sailed he knew not destination unknown
But the riches he owned couldn’t purchase joy for his soul
Couldn’t purchase joy for his soul
Couldn’t purchase joy for his soul

His search lasted years for no man made worth
Could settle his heart what separates heaven and earth?
The strength in him self had come to an end
Companions had left him dead and drifting
He was dead and drifting
He was dead and drifting

And so drifting alone
He surrendered his bones
The last thing he owned his heart given over
A moment of weakness nothing left in himself
Soul left to God just an empty shell
Then joy filled his heart and death lost it’s strength
For this man my friends had been born once again
He was born once again
He was born once again

Tragedy

Written By: Jason Hofer

I’ve seen a tragedy upon the earth
A bitter cord that first appears like gold
But once attained becomes the binding link
Baby shackling our souls
Of love sun booze women and shade
Good things taken perverted then praised well come on
Enough’s Enough a unicorn truth for never’s enough found
Our soul has got to have food

On the road to love and death baby
Love will guide the way
On the road to love and death baby love
Love will find a way

How and why can these things be right
Why and how 70 million kids starving tonight
How and why can these things be right Lord have mercy
Change our hearts tonight
Find in me eyes for simplicity
And find in me joy for your love all around me

On the road to love and death baby
Love will guide the way
On the road to love and death baby love
Love will find a way

You tear my heart baby out of control where it is I gotta know
You tear my heart baby out of control where it is lying bleeding on the floor

You tear my heart baby out of control where it is I gotta know
When I left my heart in the palm of your hand Baby trying to be be a better man
On the road to love and death baby
Love will guide the way
On the road to love and death baby love
On the road to love and death baby
Love will guide the way
On the road to love and death baby love
Love will find … a way

Discography

The Heartwicks - Black EP

Set List

Light
High Water
Merchant
Lay Down
Baby
Leaving You
Inst 1
Lets Go!!
War
New