CONEY HATCH IS BACK!
Est. 1982 #stillfkncool
Carl Dixon, Andy Curran, Dave Ketchum & Sean Kelly
THE HATCH ROCKED THEIR TOUR WITH STEVE HARRIS BRITISH LION, ROCKED SENECA AND THEN HAD FANS SCREAMING FOR MORE IN GERMANY. TIGHTER, LOUDER, BETTER THAN EVER
see gallery for more pix
THE HATCH IS BACK!
1981 - present day
Carl first joined Coney Hatch (Andy Curran, Steve Shelski and Dave Ketchum) in 1981. It wasn't long before they scored their dream record deal with Anthem, produced by the legendary Kim Mitchell. They produced three albums to world wide release (see discography pix) hitting out with Coney Hatch (1982). The band's debut recording was produced by Canadian rock legend Kim Mitchell formerly of the band Max Webster. Coney Hatch's next albums were: Outa Hand (1983)
Friction (1985), Best of Three (1992).
While Carl was in a coma after his car accident in 2008, Andy Curran, hoping Carl's subconscious would register the words, spoke to Carl via phone. Andy promised if Carl survived they'd record a new album. They all kept to the deal! An incredible twenty eight years after their last album and with Carl on the road to recovery Coney Hatch Four (2013) was released.
In the 80s Coney Hatch were described as the "loudest band in Toronto". In their youth Coney Hatch toured with the likes of Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Krokus and Ted Nugent...but sometimes the stars don't align and Coney Hatch eventually went their separate ways. In 2010 Coney re-formed to keep the now famous promise to Carl. Frontiers Records came to the party and Coney Hatch Four was released in 2013 - to rave reviews (and minimal airplay in Canada!)
Thanks to support from Europe & UK fan base the band was enticed to the UK and rocked the roof off two great shows at Firefest 2011 and 2014. Coney Hatch -Four even made it into the Top 50 rock albums of 2013 voted by UK music media!
TORONTO, ON (January 27, 2016) –Coney Hatch signs a deal with ole, the world's fastest growing independent rights management company agreeing to ole having co-publishing rights, co-ownership of masters, and exclusive digital video rights to the band's 2013 album, Coney Hatch Four. ole previously secured the masters, publishing, and digital A/V rights to the band's back catalog through acquisitions of the Anthem Entertainment Group and the Mark-Cain publishing catalog. This deal brings Coney Hatch's latest album under the ole umbrella, uniting the band's discography!
2018- 2019 THE HATCH IS BACK
A brilliant tour with Steve Harris' British Lion (the lads first toured together while supporting Steve in Iron Maiden's tour for 40 shows) Now touring together again they had a total grin-fest and rocked great shows with CH songs sounding tighter than ever. Cheers and thanks to VIA Rail and Nobis Outerwear for that tour. Next Coney Hatch played their hearts out at H.E.A.T. Festival Germany probably their best gig yet! Yes video is on the way.
And yes CONEY HATCH IS BACK. Sean Kelly breathing new life into those brilliant guitar riffs.
If you want to book Coney Hatch for an event well that's going to take some wrangling. Feel free to make a request.
The band was named after the Colney Hatch Lunatic Asylum (1851–1993) in London.