Jordan Hastings

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Jordan Hastings
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Jordan Hastings performing with Alexisonfire
Background information
Also known as Ratbeard[1]
Born (1982-03-15) March 15, 1982 (age 35)
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Genres Post-hardcore, punk, metalcore, alternative rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Drums
Years active 1995–present
Associated acts Alexisonfire, Jersey, The Black Lungs, Cunter, Hoodrat, Chapter One, Johnny One Punch, Billy Talent, Say Yes

Jordan "Ratbeard" Hastings (born March 15, 1982) is a Canadian musician born in Hamilton, Ontario but raised in Burlington, Ontario[citation needed]. He is best known as the drummer of Alexisonfire,[2] having replaced their former drummer Jesse Ingelevics. Hastings was originally intended to be a temporary replacement, but then became a full member after two months, with his first album with the band being Crisis in 2006.[3][4]

Hastings was previously the drummer for the Burlington-based bands Jersey,[3][5] Chapter One, and Hoodrat, none of which are currently active. He is currently active as a member of Cunter.[6]

In 2011, Hastings co-created, with Joel Carriere, the Dine Alone Records side project Dine Alone Foods.[7] In mid-2012 he co-founded a cigar, tobacco and barber shop Burlington, Ontario, Village Cigar Company And Barbershop. He sold his share in 2013 [8][9]

Hastings is now drummer for the trio Say Yes who consists of guitarist/vocalist Adam Michael and bassist/vocalist Michael Zane and will release their debut self-titled EP August 19, 2014 with Dine Alone Records.

In January 2016, Hastings began filling in for Aaron Solowoniuk in the band Billy Talent, after Solowoniuk had a multiple sclerosis relapse.[10] He recorded the drums for their latest album Afraid of Heights, released in July 2016. With Solowoniuk still unable to play after the albums release, Hastings then went on further with the band, playing the subsequent tour promoting the album.


  1. ^ (November 25, 2008). "Alexisonfire Drummer Grows 'Stache", Retrieved December 2, 2012.
  2. ^ (July 14, 2009). "Alexisonfire: Screamo’s Like Hair Metal", Retrieved December 2, 2012.
  3. ^ a b Wagner, Courtney (September 14, 2006). "Band remains on fire", Leader-Post, p. D3.
  4. ^ Young, Kevin (September–October 2006). "Alexisonfire", Canadian Musician 28 (5): 34–37.
  5. ^ Despres, Shawn (April 13, 2005). "Jersey Call It A Day", Retrieved December 3, 2012.
  6. ^ Hudson, Alex (May 13, 2011). "Alexisonfire/Moneen Side-Project Forced to Change Band Name from Hunter to Cunter", Exclaim!. Retrieved December 3, 2012.
  7. ^ Ligeti, Arik (June 15, 2012). "Dine Alone saucing up the music business", Retrieved December 2, 2012.
  8. ^ Marchand, François (December 13, 2012). "Alexisonfire", The Vancouver Sun, p. C5.
  9. ^ "Jordan Hastings", LinkedIn. Retrieved December 3, 2012.
  10. ^ A Message From Aaron Uploaded on 15.01.2016 on