THE HARA are Josh Taylor, Zack Breen and Jack Kennedy.
The young trio met in 2017 when singer Josh Taylor found lead guitarist Zack Breen and drummer Jack Kennedy online through their shared love of music and a passion for performing live. The chemistry was clearly there from the beginning as the three hit it off instantly.
The boys found their eclectic sound a mix of pop and rock inspired by the likes of The 1975, Harry Styles, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Twenty One Pilots, and Kings Of Leon. Their music is a youthful and unique sonic pallet that paints catchy, empathetic and electrifying songs that invigorates and moves.
They completed their first UK headline tour ‘Only Young’ after just three months of becoming a band. Performing unreleased music and selling out their first shows in Manchester and London. Always putting on a lively show they exceeded all expectations and were overwhelmed with the support they received.
Now planning their first EP release they have announced ‘No Regrets’ their April 2018 headline tour which will take in more UK territories and Ireland. On tour they will be performing tracks from their debut EP alongside some exciting new music.
BBC Introducing was quick to pick up on the band playing their music weekly from the beginning, inviting them into the station and headlining them for a Children In Need concert. Other early adopters included Bolton FM, The Bay Radio (CN Group) and Radio Saltire all playing their music on air. The Bay Radio showcased THE HARA at the Morecambe Carnival and at the Lancaster Lights Switch On alongside Scouting for Girls after which they invited the lads into the station for a Christmas live lounge special.
THE HARA band name was derived accidentally after finding ‘Sahara’ etched on a barbeque with the ‘Sa’ faded out so only ‘hara’ remained and after finding out ‘the hara’ is a tool for spiritual awakening the band immediately likened themselves to the Eastern meanings ‘gateway into the etheric envelope surrounding the planet’ and ‘an infinite ocean of energy’, hence the decision was made and THE HARA was born!