By: Tara Thompson
I’m not sure how many of you remember the Much Music covers contest but I luckily found a great solo act through that contest. His name is Andrew Hyatt and he’s from Ontario. He even made it to the top 10 with his cover of Foster The People’s Helena Beat and Hedley’s Invincible. Even though he had a high number of fan votes he unfortunately didn’t win the contest.
I never heard Helena Beat before Andrew covered it. After hearing his version, I went back and listened to the original and I have to say, I personally prefer Andrews.
Andrew has since released an album called Thirteen and is currently writing for a new album as he signed a record deal with WAX Records.
I’m Tara and I’m a graphic designer from Newfoundland. I am very fortunate to live in a city where there is a ton of amazing musicians. I’ve grown very fond of the local music scene in St. John’s and some of my favorite bands are ones I’ve met through going to local shows.