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Hello Fiasco is a Canadian-American Pop Rock band that emerged publicly in 2021. The band’s debut album “Find The Shoreline” has earned 3,500,000 streams, including 1,000,000 unique listeners on Spotify and being placed on over 7,500 Spotify playlists. Songs from the album have recently achieved several top 30s at US College radio and the album itself is climbing the Muzooka College radio chart weekly; currently sitting at #906. The album’s first single "Hold Me Close" is now sitting over 750,000 streams and the official YouTube video for the song has been viewed over 240,000 times. In the first 5 weeks of the single being sent to radio (terrestrial, internet, TV and cable), “Hold Me Close” received over 15,000 spins across the world, in over 40 countries spanning 6 continents.
H E L L O F I A S C O
In the years leading up to 2021, former members of The Mailman's Children joined forces with other Canadian artists to record 23 original songs. At the top of 2021, the newly formed 5-piece band surfaced as Hello Fiasco.
Although Hello Fiasco™ is principally Canadian, the band is actually considered Canadian-American or “North American” because their frontman Eric LaBossiere (born Canadian) lives in Helena, Montana (USA). The rest of the band, including Joel Couture (bass), Joel Perreault (lead guitars/backing vocals), Ivan Burke (drums/backing vocals), and Guy Abraham (keys/Ableton/backing vocals), all live in the Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada region.
The band's debut album was co-produced by frontman Eric LaBossiere and award-winning Canadian producer John Paul Peters (Propagandhi, Arkells, Comeback Kid, Faouzia, Royal Canoe, Cancer Bats, The Bros. Landreth and Begonia). *Peters recently won both Audio Engineering and Producer of the Year awards at the Western Canadian Music Awards. Notably, the album was mastered by American Grammy-winning engineer Randy Merrill of Sterling Sound (Imagine Dragons, Cage The Elephant, Muse, Maroon 5, Paul McCartney, Ariana Grande, Harry Styles, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Adele and Lady Gaga).
Hello Fiasco has been compared to Panic! At The Disco, Fall Out Boy, The Killers, Franz Ferdinand and David Bowie, though listeners have also said that HF definitely has a sound and strength of their own. This only makes sense since the band prides itself on coming from the side of Pop Rock where the quality of lyrics, music and originality all still stand for something.