Hyland (band)

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Origin Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
Genres Pop rock, Christian rock
Years active 2006–present
Labels Tooth & Nail
Website www.hylandofficial.com
  • Jon Lewis
  • Mitch Hansen
  • Ben Early
  • Steve Weigel
Past members
  • Matt Lennander
  • Tim Neff
  • Lee Carter

Hyland is an American Christian rock band originating from Minneapolis, Minnesota. The band released two EPs independently before signing to Tooth & Nail Records on October 25, 2010.[1][2] Their debut album was released on May 3, 2011.[3]

Formation (2006-2009)[edit]

Hyland formed in 2006 in Minneapolis, Minnesota as a local Christian pop rock band. Hyland gained local attention as they traveled the state of Minnesota, and eventually the United States, and performed at local clubs and various scenes, including performing at U.S. festivals (Lifest, Sonshine, etc.), and winning a music tournament at Club 3 Degrees,[4] which is described by the awarding organization as "nationally recognized."[5]

During that time, Hyland released their first two EPs independently. Polyphonic Telegraph No. 1 was released on July 22, 2008[6] and Quotients was released on May 13, 2009.

Record deal (2010)[edit]

On October 25, 2010, Tooth & Nail Records added Hyland to their artist roster. According to lead vocalist Jon Lewis, the band was preparing songs for their third independent release when musician/producer Aaron Sprinkle contacted the band and requested a personal pitch to Tooth & Nail. The request came following the discovery of the band by Sprinkle after one of his interns accidentally left one of Hyland's song samples on Sprinkle's computer without closing the program before leaving for the night.[7] According to the band, the record label was "blown away" by Hyland's live performance and strong original songs.[8]

After the signing, Aaron Sprinkle agreed to produce the band's debut album, Weights & Measures, which was released on May 3, 2011. The album was mixed by JR McNeely.

National tours (2011–present)[edit]

Hyland performed on the "Overcome Tour," headlined by Fireflight and featuring After Edmund and Royal Tailor.[9][10] Hyland has also performed on the "Mother, May I?" Tour, with Abandon Kansas and Wavorly.[11]

Media recognition[edit]

Aside from touring, Hyland has been the subject of an interview on The Harvest Show, a show on World Harvest Television, a nationally-broadcasting channel.[12][13][14] Hyland is also in regular rotation on RadioU[15] and the Northwestern Media network.[16] Hyland's second radio single, "This Love Is Free," from their debut album, Weights & Measures, peaked at No. 29 on the Christian Songs chart published by Billboard.[17]

Band members[edit]

Current members[edit]

Former members[edit]


Studio albums[edit]

Released Title Label(s)
May 3, 2011 Weights & Measures Tooth & Nail Records
October 22, 2012 Finding Our Way Tooth & Nail Records

Studio EPs[edit]

Released Title Label(s)
July 22, 2008 Polyphonic Telegraph No. 1 (independent)
May 13, 2009 Quotients   (4 track preview of Weights & Measures) (independent)


  1. ^ Tooth & Nail | Artist | Hyland toothandnail.com. Retrieved 03-31-2011.
  2. ^ Tooth & Nail Records Nabs Minneapolis Band: Hyland | TodaysChristianMusic.com todayschrisitanmusic.com. Retrieved August 4, 2011.
  3. ^ Jesusfreakhideout.com: Hyland Discography, Hyland Artist Database, T39, Tomorrows39 jesusfreakhideout.com. Retrieved 03-31-2011.
  4. ^ Award-winning Christian-rock group Hyland to perform uwec.edu. Retrieved July 4, 2011.
  5. ^ Music Tournament | 3 Degrees Ministries 3degreesministries.com. Retrieved 03-31-2011.
  6. ^ Jesusfreakhideout.com: Hyland, "Polyphonic Telegraph No. 1" Review jesusfreakhideout.com. Retrieved January 4, 2011.
  7. ^ YouTube - Find out about Hyland- New Tooth & Nail Band youtube.com. Retrieved 04-15-2011.
  8. ^ Hyland SEATTLE :) | Free Music, Tour Dates, Photos, Videos myspace.com. Retrieved March 4, 2011.
  9. ^ Music News > > RADIOU.COM tvulive.com. Retrieved March 4, 2011.
  10. ^ Jesusfreakhideout.com: Music News, March 2011: Project Help Hyland: Band Trailer and ALL Gear Stolen jesusfreakhideout.com. Retrieved March 4, 2011.
  11. ^ Music News >> RADIOU.COM tvulive.com. Retrieved 05-27-2011.
  12. ^ YouTube - Harvest Show - Hyland Interview - 3-28-11 youtube.com. Retrieved August 4, 2011.
  13. ^ YouTube - Hyland "Desperate Man" - Harvest Show 3-28-11 youtube.com. Retrieved August 4, 2011.
  14. ^ YouTube - The Harvest Show - Hyland - This Love Is Free - 3-28-11 youtube.com. Retrieved August 4, 2011.
  15. ^ Ten Most Wanted > > RADIOU.COM tvulive.com. Retrieved November 4, 2011. Archived April 8, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  16. ^ Life 102.5 - Uplifting and Safe For Your Family >> Blog Archive >> Recently Added Music to Life 102.5 life1025.com. Retrieved 05-14-2011.
  17. ^ This Love is Free - Hyland | Billboard.com billboard.com. Retrieved 05-30-2011.

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