Jayk had a successful grunge rock band which is currently on hiatus, and before that performed nationwide as a rapper. Information on such things can be found below!
Or you can go to hobartwfink.com or youtube search “jayk gallagher vs” “hobart w fink” or “jaykgallagher”
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"a kick to the gut... sneery... imposing power crunch guitar" -- SPIN Magazine
Hobart W Fink is indie grunge rock with a disaffected punk aesthetic. Lead singer/guitarist Jayk Gallagher blends touches of X, Sonic Youth, Queens of The Stoneage, and Dead Kennedys with such disparate influences as Elliott Smith, Nirvana, and Ben Gibbard. The sound is characterized by crystalline vocal harmonies emerging from gutsy garage rock with sharp transitions and eclectic song structure. (Bass: Jessy Jamboree, Drums: Brett Finn)
BOYFRIEND, the new single from THE POST HUMMUS EP which releases Fri 13th November, is the first offering since Hobart W Fink's last album debuted on KROQ Rodney On The Roq, and on Buzzbands KCSN. Also playing on KJEE, KEDG, WEQX, KCR, and over 100 other stations, the album charted top 10 on KKBB charts and top 20 on FMQB charts, debuting #174 on CMJ. Two songs were selected for placement in the cult hit "Sharknado 2" and it's sequel "Three Headed Shark Attack".
"indie punkers Hobart W Fink play lots of mosh-worthy licks" - CMJ
The new EP is a collab between Burger Records imprint Wiener Records, and LA indie label All Scene Eye. Recorded and mixed by Chris Kasych (Wavves, Phantogram, Vampire Weekend, Haim, P!nk, Santigold) on a vintage '74 Neve board and mastered by Alex DeYoung (Macy Gray, NOFX, Pennywise). THE POST HUMMUS EP features Desperate Housewives star and futures-trader wunderkind Rachel Fox on guest vox.
"heavy riffs and bonecrunching sound packs the punch of a machine gun blast" -- PureVolume
"Snotty and rambunctious, the band takes guitar jangle ... to hyperspeed ... belting out glorious hopeless romantic prose. ... a power pop detonation. The punk punches just keep on coming. ... The best ... songs you will listen to this year." -- Selective Memory
"The relationship tensions on ["Back and Forth Forever"] run ... deep as ... Jayk Gallagher and [former co-lead singer] Lauren Lakis trade off vocals and harmonize in some of rock’s fine traditions (think X, Sonic Youth and the Pixies ...) That ... [they] set their makeup/breakup to tasty indie/punk/’90s alternative licks make the audio voyeurism even better." - Buzzbands LA
"robust ... hard-driving indie-rock, spiked with ’90s-style riffage, tempo changes and twining boy/girl vocals" -- Buzzbands.LA
"How can you not adore ... Hobart W Fink" -LA Record
"Hobart W Fink has risen through the ranks of the LA music scene at an incredibly fast rate. ... From newcomers to veterans without losing any of their hunger." -- Hunnypot Radio
"Back And Forth Forever" is straight-forward, unabashed rock with just a hint of irony. Hobart W Fink delivers their fun, no-frills brand of garage rock which treads the line between punk and grunge, apathy and enjoyment. (Noe Santiago on Bass, AJ Brown on Drums.) Buzzbands LA called Hobart W Fink's single and music video for SO MANY LOSERS, released in June, "Smashing!" and The Deli LA called it "hard hitting and fun"
"Dynamite" - Radio Free Silverlake
"raw and sophisticated ... a trip back to the 90s ... their voices work together flawlessly in harmony ... get ready to headbang ... high energy performance" — Moxipop
"Their unpretentious, straight forward approach to indie rock keeps us coming back for more" ... "hard-hitting and fun" ... "a promising start to the group's forthcoming full length expected this August in conjunction with a Tuesday night Residency at Harvard & Stone" -- The Deli LA
"weirdness... tempo changes and crunchy guitars ... shouted vocals ... a grungy dirty sound ... 90s violent and aggressive riffs" --Rock NYC Live & Recorded
"You won't be able to look away" - The Deli LA
"Dynamite" - Radio Free Silverlake "A doozy" - Radio Free Silverlake
"... relentless... intensity never flagging during any of the shows I've seen, their stamina is awe inspiring." - Radio Free Silverlake
Rocking SXSW parties and shows all over California, including headlining slots at Echo Park Rising, Make Music Pasadena, Venice Music Crawl, Buzzbands.la Chinatown Nights and other festivals, and opening for national acts like Good Riddance at The Velvet Jones in Santa Barbara, the band debuted at The Satellite, killed residencies at Harvard and Stone, Casey's, and Lot 1, and has played The House of Blues LA, The Roxy, The Viper Room, The Echo, The Bootleg, The Satellite, Harvard and Stone, The Smell, El Cid, The Virgil, The Mint, Silver Lake Lounge, Casey's Irish Pub, The Airliner, Central SA+PC, The Lexington, Kaos Network, Echo Country Outpost and many more. HWF has toured to San Diego, Long Beach, Phoenix, Santa Fe, Austin, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, and more. HWF has garnered rave reviews in CMJ, Buzzbands.LA, The Deli Magazine, Moxipop, Artist Direct, LA Record, Emerging Indie Bands UK, Radio Free Silverlake, The Scenestar, and many international press sources.
HWF's songs have played on over 100 radio stations across the country, including KROQ, KCSN, KXLU, KCR, IndependentFM, KJEE, KEDG, WSCA, WVMM, CHMR, KHOL, KRFP, KSDB, KTCU, KTXT, KXTR, WGLS, WIDR, WMHB, WVMM, KXRN, KJEE, WCHZ, WKZQ, WPNH, YNOT, and many more.