The band’s name, says founding member and group lyricist Matt Bishop, ’05, “embodies the sound we were creating. And I really like rhyming so I added the ‘Hey.’”
Three of the seven earned degrees at the UW. Bishop (B.A., English literature, 2005) handles lead vocals with Jacob Anderson (B.A., Finance, 2008) on viola and Philip Kobernik (B.A., Business Administration, minor in Ethnomusicology, 2009) on accordion and keys. Rounding out the group: Sam Anderson on cello and bass, Patrick Brannon on trumpet, Colin Richey on drums and Nick Ward, who also attended the UW, on electric guitar.
“We’re trying to make something people across the country will listen to,” he says. —Peter Kelley