As a cabinet store worker by day and a musician by night, ,b>Matt Hires always had a heroic passion for music. Matt’s father, also a musician, introduced him to music at a young age, giving him the handmade guitar that Matt continues to play. Initially drawn to the punk, Post-hardcore, and Emo scenes, Matt later developed an interest in artists like Tom Petty and Bob Dylan, which explains the uniqueness of his vocal and instrumental harmonies that dabble in both traditional and contemporary musical realms.
Hires began his music career as frontman for Tampa, FL based band Brer. The band's debut record, Microwavable, was produced by Will Denton, longtime drummer for Steven Curtis Chapman. Atlantic Records A&R executive, Gregg Nadel, fell in love with his sound. Soon Hires began working with producer Eric Rosse (Sara Bareilles, Tori Amos, David Archuleta), and together they recorded his first full-length record.
Alex Dezen is the lead singer and songwriter for the American rock and roll band The Damnwells. He is also a multi-platinum selling songwriter. He holds an MFA degree in English from The University of Iowa's Iowa Writers' Workshop, which he attended from 2008-2010, and has since released songs with artists such as Justin Bieber, Matt Hires, Court Yard Hounds, Cody Simpson, and others. He has also written for and worked with a number of additional artist such as The Dixie Chicks, Dave Grohl, Gary Louris of The Jayhawks, Sara Bareilles, Jason Derulo, Christina Perri, Genevieve Schatz of Company of Thieves, Kelly Clarkson, Simple Plan, Jesse & Joy and many others. As a guitar player and singer, he has performed on albums for such artists as Cody Simpson, Matt Hires, Stoney LaRue, and Justin Bieber. He's currently signed to Warner Chappell Music Publishing.