The Hypochondriacs are a six-piece powerhouse band hailing from New Brunswick, Canada known for their genre-defying fusion of country, rockabilly, and unadulterated rock and roll. They’re making waves throughout North America with their electrifying live performances, leaving an indelible imprint on audiences — including at last summer’s Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Free Concert Series at Peoples Natural Gas Park in Johnstown. If you were at that show, you know why we had to have them back!
Formed in 2015, The Hypochondriacs boasts a lineup of incredible musicians and prolific songsmiths. At the helm of The Hypochondriacs is lead vocalist and guitarist Josh Bravener. Known for his soulful voice and dynamic stage presence, Bravener infuses each performance with raw emotion and genuine charisma. His heartfelt lyrics explore themes of love, loss, and the trials of everyday life, resonating with listeners from all walks of life.
Supporting Bravener is an ensemble of extraordinary artists, each infusing The Hypochondriacs’ sound with their own unique flair: Jamie Guitar on bass, Kelly Waterhouse ( Saxophone and vocals), Jeannine Gallant (trombone/vocals), Connor Fox (lead guitar), and Andrew DeMerchant (drums).
The band is no stranger to the road, having toured extensively throughout Canada and the United States. Their energetic live shows and passionate performances have garnered them a dedicated fanbase and critical acclaim, and they’ve shared stages with artists like Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real, Corb Lund & Trooper, and The Reverend Horton Heat, to name a few. They have performed at festivals from SXSW in Austin Texas, Rhythm & Roots, Breakout West in Calgary Alberta, to Harvest Music Festival in their home town and everywhere in between.