Supported acts such as Joel Plaskett, Corb Lund, Stars, Lukas Nelson, David Myles, The Stanfields
Performed at festivals such as Harvest Jazz & Blues, Evolve, Shivering Songs, Folly Fest, Area 506, Saint Andrews Paddlefest, etc.
4 x Music New Brunswick Awards Winners (2018) including Album Of The Year, Country Album Of The Year, Emerging Artist Of The Year and Song Of The Year.
"Country Album Of The Year" nomination at 2018 ECMA's.
Like Frankenstein’s monster drunk on whiskey sours, the Hypochondriacs resurrect classic country vibes with a strange and modern twist. Weaving together the emotional balladry of country legends like Hank Williams and George Jones with the high-octane stage presence of Memphis rockabilly and undercoated with the saccharine sounds of ’50s doo-wop, it’s a sound that’s at once familiar and refreshing.
Lead singer Josh Bravener has music in his blood, accompanying his father, an Elvis impersonator, out on the road from the tender age of six. Armed with songs about the crushing heartbreak of love and the love/hate relationship with the bottle, Bravener and his brother Aaron started the Hypochondriacs in 2012 and have been relentlessly hitting the stage ever since. Playing hundreds of shows – from intimate acoustic house shows to hitting the stage of the Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto – and winning hearts in the process, the now-quintet has solidified itself as a high-energy whirlwind that you just can’t peel your eyes away from.
"Rockabilly, like soul, r'n'b, reggae, folk and all those roots sounds, is still very much a working music, when it's done right. The Hypochondriacs do it right, make it their own, and make it vibrant and new." - Bob Mersereau, CBC
"this is raw and authentic, yet just familiar enough to make listeners long for the good ol’ days. The Hypochondriacs are breathing new life into music that would otherwise collect dust in your grandma’s attic or only get played on the local country station’s Old Time Country Jamboree." - The East Magazine
"The Hypochondriacs are one of New Brunswick’s most original and soulful acts" - The East Magazine