Various Styles from Vancouver BC
Instruments: Bass, Vocals, Session player, Composer details
Reggie Hache is a bass player and singer from Vancouver, BC. Having played with several original and cover bands for the past 25 years, Hache has gained experience as a bass player/singer both on stage and in the studio. His main preference has always been in the rock genre but working with various bands exposed him to many different music styles which helped him become a better performer. As a hired musician he played bass and sang on projects that went from blues (Riot and the Blues Devils), to progressive alternative rock (FruXure, Tripfuse) and even speed metal (Death Assembly). As a young musician he played in a jazz band formed by his music teacher. In addition to his studio experience Hache has toured across Canada and played extensively in the Montreal and Vancouver area.
In the early 1990s he helped form the Rush tribute band Force Ten where he learned to play keyboard (while still playing bass and singing) and program a sequencer which gave him an in-depth knowledge of the MIDI system. The band toured around the province of Quebec, New Brunswick, Ontario and the State of New York. Peter Marunzak (Luba's Drummer in the 80's) saw Force Ten in concert, and asked Hache to sing for a series of Learn to play Rush tutorials. During that time he was also part of the now defunct Montreal band Stone Hawks that wrote their own music and received eastern video-play on MusiquePlus (French version of MuchMusic) for the song Desert Roads.
During the mid 2000s, after several years of playing other people's music and trying to find the right musicians for a new original band, Hache decided to compose and write on his own for the first time. In the past he had always co-wrote with his band members. It took him a few years to become comfortable with songwriting as a solo artist and by that time he was ready to record and release his first EP The Room At The End Of The Hall with his project Noise Control. The format of Noise Control was a power trio consisting of Hache himself on bass and vocals with hired musicians on both guitar and drums. While recording the first EP Hache hired Chris Robertson on guitar and the well known Vancouver session drummer Kelly Stodola. For the live performances he will be joined by Tom Lawreszuk on guitar (who has played with Black Powder Toys, Pockets Of Society, and The Burn Project) and on drums the winner of the 2013 Roland V-Drums World Championship Issah Contractor.
These days Reggie is playing in the house band Troys 'R Us at the Roxy Cabaret and also plays with various bands as a freelance bass player and vocalist.