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  • Hedley is a Canadian pop rock band comprising lead singer Jacob Hoggard, (who was placed 3rd during the second season of the reality TV series Canadian Idol in 2004), Tommy Mac on bass, Dave Rosin on guitar and Chris Crippin on drums
  • The current band retains the original name of Hoggard's pre-Canadian Idol group, although the membership has changed
  • The band originated in Abbotsford, British Columbia
  • They were named after the town of Hedley, British Columbia, a name chosen after members heard that it was for sale for $346,000
  • While the idea of buying the town ran its course, the name remained
  • There are also rumors that the name "Hedley" originated from Hedley Street in Abbotsford, the hometown of Jacob Hoggard
  • Hedley performed their hit song "Cha Ching" at the closing ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver
  • In 2010 the band signed an American record deal with Island Records
  • After an interview Jacob confessed to being influenced by the band Jimmy Eat World and Steven Tyler

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