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“It's Made For Radio 'Happiness Instead' Positive and upbeat, the album's nine tracks and two remixes are instantly infectious, something Hatch aims for in his songwriting. "A lot of those songs start from something dramatic or sad, but during the writing process, I'll craft it and think to myself that there's so much negativity and complaining in the world, who needs more of that?" says Hatch. "I'll flip a couple words, and turn it around and all of a sudden it sounds like a positive anthem." ”
“Hatch's latest batch of tunes are full of uplifting, melodic folk, rock, pop and dance tunes that will stick in your head for days. Happiness Instead is definitely worth your time and hard earned moolah. Make sure to check him and his band out when they tour in the next few months! 4 Stars / 5 EXCELLENT”
“BEST FAN COMMENT EVER!! June 2011 from Matt S. (19 years old) Hey bro! Nice seeing you this weekend at Relay For Life, LOVED IT!...you sure know how to tame a crowd of adoring fans John. You probably rank around eight in my all time favorite groups to see live, and that's considering U2, Billy Joel, Green Day, Panic At the Disco and some of my other favorites. I’ll load a truck of me and my excited friends and head out to see your next show. YOU ROCK!!!”
"I reeeeally like the song 'Echo'. Dave & Johnny did a great job producing Happiness Instead" Johnny Hatch is the Paul Westerberg of Regina
" a wonderful collection of songs with great musicianship and harmonies. I really enjoyed Happiness Instead"
"..shows a musical maturity and diversity that quite a few bands would be envious of."
“A world-class album in songwriting, performance & recording. I'm really enjoying listening to Happiness Instead" ”
“....vocals sounding like a cross between Tom Waits & Tom Petty, the listener can immediately garner the talent level of the band, very deserving of a listen" ”