Hedley has continued along their path to pop music supremacy with the release of Wild Life (November 2013), which has since shot straight to platinum selling status and boasts multiple Top 5 radio hits (“Anything”, “Crazy For You”, “Heaven in Our Headlights”). With four consecutive multiplatinum albums prior – Hedley (2005), Famous Last Words (2007), The Show Must Go (2009), Storms (2011) – and over a million albums sold, the band is showing no sign of slowing down. Hedley continually sell out arenas coast to coast, with their last tour in February / March of 2014 selling over 150,000 tickets and 35,000 T-shirts.
The band has won 2 JUNO Awards, 16 Much Music Video Awards, countless SOCAN Awards, played the 101st Grey Cup Halftime show, has scanned over 2 million digital singles and has 16 consecutive #1 videos on Much Music, a record for any domestic artist.
They have been playing Oxygen amps since July 2014 and decided that they just couldn’t give them up. Jacob Hoggard is currently playing the Oxygen 36W Ozone series using it to record tracks for the band’s new material. Plans are to play the amp in upcoming shows.
Buzz got his big break in New York City in 1967 when he got the opportunity to jam with Eric Clapton during Slowhand’s 1967 first visit to the USA with supergroup Cream. This experience helped qualify Feiten, now increasingly seen as a ‘wunderkind’, to join the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. With Butterfield, Buzz toured internationally, and played such famous gigs as the Atlantic City Pop Festival and the legendary Woodstock Festival, polishing his ‘chops’ on rhythm ‘n’ blues. Buzz has played with such artists as The Rascals, Bob Dylan, Gregg Allman, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Stevie Wonder, James Taylor, Dave Weckl and many more. His discography reads like a who’s who of the music business through the last four decades.
Buzz Feiten playing through the 18W Oxygen 1×12 Combo amp at the Buzz Feiten Guitar booth at NAMM 2014. He preferred it so much more than the Matchless and Rivera he had in the booth he had to buy one!!!
Robin grew up in a musical family,learning guitar from his uncle who is an accomplished professional player. In 1989 Robin moved to Edmonton, AB. to embark on his own musical career. Since that time he has predominantly played with Canadian Country touring acts, including Brett Kissel, Adam Gregory, Farmer’s Daughter as well as many others. Robin has also lived in Vancouver and Nashville, touring extensively. Currently Robin resides in Edmonton and is playing guitar and mandolin with multi CCMA award winner Gord Bamford. He is also a guitar instructor and session player.
Brandon was honored in 2009 with a nomination for Aboriginal Artist of the Year at the Saskatchewan Country Music Awards. He cut his teeth as a member of Edmonton’s premiere funk band, Funkafeelya, with whom he has played as a lead guitarist for the past 5 years, at venues across Western Canada. He was also a founding member of Edmonton rock group Scantily Clad & The Well Dressed Men, who played and toured extensively, and released a self-titled, full-length album in 2013. Brandon currently fronts rock band Electric Religious who will be releasing their sophomore record, “Yeah, Yeah, No” in 2015. Brandon is extremely excited to be joining the Oxygen Amp family.
Olivia is an artist based in Edmonton, AB, and was one of the founding members of Juno-nominated reggae band, Souljah Fyah. She is the front-woman of alt-rock band King of Foxes, and the recent recipient of a Rawlco Radio 10k20 recording grant. King of Foxes’ self-titled 2013 EP has been described as a “sterling debut … the way rock is meant to sound” (Floorshime Zipper Boots), with “instant indie-rock cred, led by seeing-eye guitar hooks”(New Music Michael). She also contributes guitar to another Rawlco recording grant recipient, rock band Electric Religious, and plays regularly with Edmonton-based cover band Chronic Rock
Derek has fronted several bands including The Quad Cities Favorite and Grazin District, and has opened for such artists as Blackberry Smoke, Phil Vassar, Big and Rich, Gretchen Wilson, Levi Lowrey, Sunny Sweeney, Clay Cook from the Zac Brown Band, The JaneDear Girls, Love and Theft, The Invite and Darryl Worley. In 2012 Derek Decided to further his journey and move to Nashville where he has been writing and recording with some of the industries top names. Derek is set to release his debut EP with Grammy nominated producer Robert White Johnson. The 5 song EP will feature original tunes written by Derek as well as some of the best studio musicians Nashville has to offer. Derek is also the General Manager at the Nashville School of Rock.
Sean Barger would be the definition of a new age old school rocker! Wanted for his rock n roll influence, he is a hot commodity in the new country world, mostly because of his humbuckers, rock vibe, stage presence and his high energy on and off the stage. He grew up on 80s and 90s rock in the south (Oklahoma). Accompanied by his love for blues and his natural southern flare, he has a unique style of playing! Sean has played with a number of well known artists including Chase Rice, Dylan Scott, Brandon Frazier and Southern Resonance. Sean is currently playing with LOCASH! He loves his Oxygen amps!
Even from a young age, brothers Steve and Eric Virginia knew their passion was grounded in the shared love for good music built upon the values of brotherhood. Blending traditional country styles with a rock and roll attitude, Brother Virginia quickly found a style distinctly their own. Since moving to Nashville, the two have shared the stage with some of the brightest in the business including acts like Lady Antebellum, Eric Church, Justin Moore and countless others. Steve and Eric have spent the majority of the past 3 years writing, producing and touring the country bringing their energetic show to fans across the country.
Sean O’Bryan Smith / Anam Multimedia
Sean O’Bryan Smith is an award winning film composer, album producer and multi-instrumentalist with an astounding 100+ major and independent artist credits to his name ranging from Kenny Rogers, Lady Antebellum, The Oak Ridge Boys and Keith Urban to George Clinton, Larry Carlton and Gavin DeGraw. As a film composer, he’s composed scores for filmmakers in the US, Canada, Mexico, Germany and India. His film scores have gained massive critical acclaim and have even been featured at the prestigious Fesitval de Cannes. He’s also currently involved in productions for television networks HBO, SyFy, WB and BET. He currently owns and operates his music production company Anam Multimedia where he is continuing his work in television, film, gaming and corporate needs.