For more than 50 years, the mythical Hammond Organ sound has brought a unique soul to music of all kinds, apparently impervious to style and genre barriers, and always adding a soulful touch of magic. Inspired by its peculiar timbre and wide-reaching soundscape, Highway Hunters strives to bring the Hammond Organ back to the forefront, and usher it into a new age of modern vintage rock'n'roll goodness.
Formed in 2017, the Montreal band takes these screaming organ riffs, and adds pounding drums and a thundering bass section to the mix, for an unmistakable signature sound. Highway Hunters redefines the rock power trio, featuring Marine (Uncle Kracker, Corey Hart), Yanni (Claude Dubois) and Oliver (Marie-Mai).
In April 2019, Highway Hunters released their first album including the single Down the River, already playing across the country. During the writing process, the band reached out to their friend Jim Peterik (Co-writer for Eye of the Tiger, writer from Ides of March, formerly of Survivor, co-writer on many 38 Special hits) who had expressed some interest in the past to write an original song for the trio. Loving the result, Highway Hunters added the title Firebrand to their new album.
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Hailing from Montreal, Marine is the keyboardist for Uncle Kracker, Corey Hart and lead singer/keyboardist of Highway Hunters. Drawing in from her passion for rock, blues and country, Marine brings with her a unique musical touch, a mesmerizing and contagious presence, and the highest level of professionalism. From soaring melodies and pleasant ballads to powerful rocking riffs, she takes every performance to the next level. In addition to being an active member of the Uncle Kracker team, she has also shared the stage with several artists such as Kid Rock, Sugar Ray, Steve Harwell (SmashMouth), Better then Ezra, Eve 6, Bret Michaels and Pitbull just to name a few.
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Since a very young age, Yanni has set foot in many venues in the Montreal area. he is the official guitarist of the legendary Claude Dubois. He played with several Canadian artists like Sylvain Cossette, Normand Brathwaite, Isabelle Boulay, Loco Locass just to name a few.
In addition to being the main writer and creative force behind Highway Hunters. Yanni is one of the musical directors for the Granby Song Festival. he is also currently producing different artists at highway sound studio.
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Olivier started playing drums at the age of 10. Following his passion, he took 2 years of private lessons before joining several high school bands. By the age of 19, the young drummer decided to follow his dream and to study for three years at Le Cegep de Drummondville with the legendary Philippe Brochu. Already at this young age, he knew that the love for the instrument would take him to become a professional drummer.
During those three years, he had the chance to play with many different bands and singers including Olivier Dion (From the Tv show ‘’Star Academie’’), getting him on the professional scene.
This first tour led to many others with renowned artists around the country such as Marc Dupré, Kevin Bazinet, Jean-Marc Couture, Valérie Carpentier, Yvan Pednault just to name a few.
He is currently touring with Marie-Mai, Andreanne A. Malette and Highway Hunters.