Thru The Haze

In July 2020 Thru the Haze released their first full length ablum, “Rekindle The Flame”. You can listen for free on your favorite online music service including Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Pandora, and more!  CD’s can be purchased online at Bandcamp.

Based in Napa, CA. Thru the Haze is a modern take on the riff-oriented blues rock. Draws upon a diverse array of influences Thru the Haze keeps their fans on their toes.

Thru The Haze

Who is Thru the Haze?

John, Mike, and Alex had worked together in the recently disbanded A Thousand Valleys. As a rhythm section, John and Mike laid a solid musical foundation for Alex’s ideas to flourish. The musical chemistry was too good to pass up. So when A Thousand Valleys disbanded they decided to form a new project. With a large backlog of ideas they were working on new songs immediately. With all this new music they decided to search for a new singer. Having worked together in the band Fargone, Ben was the natural choice. Ben and Alex found a co-writing partnership that was exactly what Thru the Haze needed. That’s when riffs and jams turned into songs! The result is an eclectic style spanning many genres and generations of rock.

Before the COVID pandemic Thru the Haze had become a favorite with local audiences. Thru the Haze had become regulars at many of the SF North Bay Area’s hottest live music venues.

With live music venues closed during the COVID pandemic, Thru the Haze used the time to finish their first full length album. July 2020 saw the release of these efforts with the release of “Rekindle the Flame”.

John Fisher

Drums and Percussion

John Fisher starting playing the drums when he was 7 after discovering The Beatles.  John has previously played with Ted Turner from Wishbone Ash, and Sam Andrew from Big Brother and the Holding Company.  John lays the backbeat drawing inspiration from the blues and classic rock.

Ben Hillyer

Lead Vocals & Rhythm Guitar

A man of few words, but great lyrical prowess, Ben Hillyer draws upon his introspective nature to write from the heart.  Sometimes driving the song, sometimes acting as a counter balance to the music, but always reaching his audience.

Mike Medina

Bass Guitar

From an early age Mike was always drawn to ‘the groove’.  His musical career stared on piano, but that was quicky replaced with the bass.  Drawing inspiration from 70’s funk, heavy metal, and everything in between, Mike’s fluid and driving approach to bass is the backbone of Thru The Haze’s sound.

Alex Weeks

Lead Guitar

All his life, Alex has been passionate about music and had a special love of guitar.  His first guitar was a $20 Silvertone he bought at a consignment shop and the rest is history.  Alex has spent a lifetime studying music, and has played in a variety of groups spanning multiple styles.

Listen to Thru the Haze

Thru the Haze is on your favorite music services! You can find us on Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, Deezer, and most major online music services. Add us to your favorite playlists!

Where can I see Thru the Haze play?

There are no upcoming events at this time.

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