Hey Champ


Hey Champ’s roots can be traced outside of Chicago in
nearby Rockford, where band members Saam Hagshenas
(Vocals, Guitar) and Jonathan Marks (Drums) discovered
their love of music at a young age. After Saam’s
graduation from law school, Jon’s fellow Princeton chum
Pete Dougherty (Synths) set sail for Chicago, cementing
the line-up of the group. They were discovered by Lupe
Fiasco in the fall of 2008, who took them on a nation-wide
tour, and are now signed to Seattle based indie, Turnout

Their music incorporates influences from disco, house and
indie rock to the power-pop of Rockford’s hometown
heroes Cheap Trick and the synth-heavy productions of
Giorgio Moroder and Trevor Horn. Their infectious sound
has garnered fans and made them blog and radio darlings
from Portland to Paris to Porto Alegre.

Hey Champ released their “Anything At All EP” on May
10th, 2011.
Produced by Eliot James (Two Door Cinema Club, Bloc
Party, Kaiser Cheifs), the new EP represents an exciting
new direction for the band. While retaining the elements of
pop, rock and dance music that have become Hey Champ’s
signature, the “Anything At All EP” also harnesses the live
energy that led to them being named the “Best Discovery
of Lollapalooza” by SPIN magazine.

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