Indie Spotlight: Hey Champ

Posted in News on August 25, 2010

Hey Champ’s roots can be traced outside of Chicago to 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 music major Pete Dougherty (Synths) moved to Chicago, cementing the line-up of the group. With their recent signing to Seattle based indie Townie Records, they strive to take electro-pop to a higher level, combining their pop-savvy with an eclectic series of influences, ranging from classical music and jazz to the power-pop of Rockford’s hometown heroes Cheap Trick and the synth-heavy productions of Giorgio Moroder and Trevor Horn.