The idea for Hello Holiday’s debut album was conceived in Montreal and inspired by the growing pains of dealing with change away from home. Front-man, Jeff Valentini, documented his personal, yet relative experiences over the course of a few years while living in Montreal and began pre-production recordings in his West End apartment. Having grown home-sick over the past 5 years of being away, he decided it was time to return to his hometown of Sudbury Ontario. A mixture of being broke, thrilled to be home, and itching to get his works finalized, Jeff converted his mother’s basement into a proper recording studio with the help of engineer and long time friend, Zachary Lamothe. They proceeded to record his debut album “Nightmares and Fairy Tales”.
Enlisting the help of local musicians Emmett Turkington (Coast Redwood), Jason Hebert (Aviator/Rabbit Transit/Calendars) and Matt Quesnel (Calendars/Rabbit Transit), the band is now taking “Nightmares and Fairy Tales” to the stage in promotion of the album launch, which will be held this fall in Sudbury and Montreal.