Venue:  The Merchant Ale House
Time: Friday 11:30pm
Category:  Music
City of Origin:  Kitchener
Price:  $10 or Festival Pass


Guitar-driven rock n’ roll full of glorious fuzz, crushing bass and drums, and dreamy dual vocals.


Offering an evening of light-hearted fanfare paying homage to influences past with a fresh but familiar take. Lights, props, and the release of a new single with the sharing of a free download code to the audience. Hyness is gonna rock your socks off.

Based in Kitchener, Hyness came to life in early 2017 out of discussions Marcus and Amy had been having long before that about a project they could collaborate on. After forging a musical vision out of singing Raveonettes and Everly Brothers songs together, the couple quickly amassed some original demos and recruited drummer Colin White and bassist Dan Honsberger. Wanting to capture the raw energy of their new configuration, in August 2017 Hyness set up at Waterloo’s Starlight Club and recorded The End Of Music over two days with engineer Joe Shugan. The EP was released February 2018, and the band is currently gearing up for summer performances as well as a follow-up EP.

“Drawing inspiration primarily from the glorious fuzz that defined the first half of the 1990s, the group’s debut EP, The End Of Music, is poised to immediately insert them into the conversation about Canada’s most promising new alt-rock bands.”
-Jason Schneider, Publicist, Jason Schneider Media

“…a cool take on where pop could have gone after the ’90’s” -Bob Mersereau, The Top 100 Canadian Singles,

“Remember alternative rock when it was still cool? That’s what “Choke” brings to mind.” -Lord Rutledge, Faster and Louder Blog


Amy Addams – vocals/guitar
Marcus Addams – vocals/guitar
Colin White – drums
Dan Honsberger – bass