Havens is the indie/alternative rock project of Toronto singer, songwriter and guitarist, Andrew Beg. Inspired by nostalgic ‘80s and ’90s alt bands such as The Smiths, The Cure and Ride mixed with the modern era of Arcade Fire, Franz Ferdinand and The Killers, Havens is infused with elements of dreampop, post-punk, new wave, jangle-pop and shoegaze.
Havens’ pursuit for music initially transpired after viewing Michael Jackson’s music video for Thriller at the age of 6. Shortly after, a performance on MUCH of Jack White and the White Stripes led Havens to discover his talent at the guitar and begin forming a band. To further develop his musical talent, Havens went on to attend the Metalworks Institute, Canada’s premier entertainment arts school, for Music Performance and Technology.
Havens has worked with award-winning Canadian musicians Tim Oxford of The Arkells and producer Ian Madden of Fretted Studio. Havens hopes to one day collaborate with producer Stephen Street and musical acts such as Alvvays, DIIV, Wild Nothing, and White Lies.
In February 2017, Havens released his debut EP, Daybreak, which features five unique and distinct songs with thematic topics such as relationships and entering adulthood in today’s unpredictably changing world. Daybreak has received positive reviews and has been featured in a number of different blogs including Indie-Bandcamp and Narrows Media. Havens has also played at some of Toronto’s best known music venues including The Rivoli, Dakota Tavern, Hard Luck Bar, The Painted Lady, Smiling Buddha, The Supermarket and Lee’s Palace.
Havens is currently working on new music releasing this Spring 2018.
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