It’s #MusicMonday, and #HipNJ is here to tell you about an up-and-coming New Jersey band named Happy Hawthorne.
Before we learn about how the band came to be, here is a breakdown of who is who in this Garden State group:
Steve Hawthorne: Lead Singer/ Rhythm Guitarist
Chris DeCheser: Lead Guitarist/ Backup Vocalist
Deniz Piatt: Drummer
Riley Cocchi: Bassist
Hawthorne got started at The Original Music School in Morristown. There, he met Cocchi and DeCheser. Piatt discovered the group online and jumped right in. “I think it adds a unique aspect to the band,” Cocchi says of being the only female band member.
The band says that they are still developing their sound, which sometimes ranges from rock to jazz. Their songs are mainly originals, but they tend to perform covers at their live shows.
The band treated the #HipNJ studio to a performance of their original song, “Mad Max.” Check it out below.
They didn’t stop there! Happy Hawthorne also performed their cover of “Hang Me Up To Dry” by Cold War Kids. Watch below!