Hey Compadre was founded by Steve Ventura somewhere around 2009. Originally a solo project, the band only existed in concept until his eventual collaboration with Nate Wright and Britton Sloan. The two brought their own ideas to the table and the three began writing and recording original material. The line-up was completed by bringing in three young bloods in Izzy Yohn, Paul Sheppick and Mike Meketa. The six piece is continuing writing and recording in anticipation of their first musical release, sometime in very early 2013.