Who we are...
Introducing The H.P.’s. This talent-studded Hamilton-based funk/soul collective is poised to make major moves with the release of its debut album, Gritty City Soul, Vol. 1. The group is the brainchild of drummer/bandleader ‘Parkside’ Mike Renaud, the founder/owner of noted Canadian music company Hidden Pony Records & Management. A life-long fervent fan of funk and old school soul, Parkside has assembled a crack team of musicians and vocalists dedicated to his vision of breathing vibrant new life into these classic forms. Drawing inspiration from the likes of James Brown and The J.B.’s and Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings, the album is a masterfully curated collection of covers and original compositions. The title pays tribute to Renaud’s hometown, Hamilton, and The H.P.’s sound honours The Hammer’s core characteristics of rugged authenticity. Get ready to get Gritty!