The Hourhand is a three-piece Hard Rock band from Regina, SK. Since their inception, they have been determined to set themselves apart from other acts. By channeling sounds of the vintage album-rock era into a modern hard rock sound, The Hourhand’s music encompasses a wide variety of sonic textures, forming a rich musical landscape. “At times they sound like Black Sabbath, only much friendlier. Gray Farrow’s got a great voice that acts as a glue between the Dawson Dressler’s thudding percussion and Cole Van Woert’s razor-sharp stringwork.” (Nick Murray, Moose Jaw Independent)
Forming in their mid-teens around late 2015, Cole, Dawson and Gray hit the ground running covering their favorite rock anthems. The trio amazed crowds with musicianship skills that far surpassed their age when performing complex covers of songs, winning numerous “Battle of the Bands” contests along the way.
However, throughout their time together, the real focus has been on songwriting and bringing to the world their own take on what a hard rock band should be. Their success has allowed them to quickly write and release their self-titled EP (recorded at Blue Door Studios and Divergent Sounds, produced by Justin Bender) in 2018 while still in their teens. This EP delivers songs that are rooted in blissful, driven ROCK, that add hints of progressive-ness: blending alternative time signatures, melodic guitar and bass rhythms, diverse lyrical topics, and a wall of sound incomparable to other acts!
The Hourhand is hungry and they’re getting aggressive. Owning the stage is their goal and you’ll clearly see that in their intense live show. They’ve made the stage their home. It’s where they began, and they clearly like it there. Catch a show and you’ll find them regularly debuting new songs and making up new live show antics. They have opened for touring acts from all over North America such as The Lazys and One Bad Son.
Ask anyone who has seen The Hourhand live show, and they will tell you firsthand that Gray Farrow, Dawson Dressler and Cole Van Woert are young, driven and focused to be a reliable and undeniable source of the Rock‘n’Roll for young and old.