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Hip Show News:

June 2, 2015

Big news! We're opening for Blue Rodeo Canada Day in Surrey!

May 11, 2015

Same lineup since 2008. Still rockin'. Keep in touch for more shows and a big show announcement!

April 3, 2013

Check out our story in the Surrey Now Newspaper!

January 29, 2013

The Hip Show will be performing FULL ALBUMS in their entirety in some upcoming shows! Stay tuned to find out which albums, and which shows!

October 10, 2012

We are excited to announce that we have secured a spot on the roster of the Canadian Classic Rock music agency with Bruce Bromley!

June 21, 2012

Check out our new Promotional Video of our cross-country trip to Kingston and Renfew, Ontario - The home of The Hip!

April 5, 2012

The Hip Show will be playing in Kingston, Ontario - The Tragically Hip's home town - on May 19th! Graceland!

February 1, 2012

We are excited to announce we are playing at the PNE again in 2012! More shows coming soon!

February 7, 2011

We just launched our new YouTube page. Please subscribe!

January 10 , 2010

We filmed a few video's at The Vancouver Art Institute. Click here to see a sample of a students finished work.

August 10, 2010

Joe Foley hams it up with Dean & Hatch on Rock 101

Liquorland with Dean & Hatch

July 21, 2010

Read our story in the Whistler Question

Gord Downie's Double?

May 4, 2010

Read our story in the Surrey Now Newspaper:

"Downie Syndrome" For Sure

January 23, 2010

Our new promotional video is finished! Check out our
new promo video


The Tragically Hip in fine detail

The Hip Show is Canada's finest reproduction of The Tragically Hip's music and image, with special attention paid to all the subtle nuances that make The Tragically Hip Canada's most beloved rock 'n' roll band.

"You will believe... The Tragically Hip is in the house."

- Dean Hill, Rock 101

"There is no other band that looks more like, or plays more like The Hip, except The Hip themselves!"

- Lorne Cardinal, 'Davis' on Corner Gas

The Hip Show has emerged on the Canadian tribute band scene paying homage to one of Canada’s most beloved musical groups, The Tragically Hip. With a number of shows as both a support act and headliner in venues across BC, The Hip Show is fast becoming established as the most authentic looking, sounding, and entertaining Tragically Hip tribute band in Canada.

"When you come to see us, you can expect The Tragically Hip in all its glory because that is what we pay tribute to."

Matt Mattson - Gord Downie

Born in BC, Matt spent a number of his formative years traveling the world only to settle back in Vancouver. Since then, his 15 year musical journey as a singer songwriter frontman has put him in front of many audiences, and together with many musicians. His recent efforts as the character of Gord Downie have only served to further his skills as a bonafide frontman and lead singer. No other ‘Hip’ tribute in the country has a Gord Downie like Matt. He takes it all to heart and gives it back to the audience with a desire and intensity rivaled only by Gord himself. His experience and love for the Hip comes across in every performance. 

Joe Foley – Robby Baker

Originally from NW Ontario, Joe spent most of his 20’s touring Canada developing his craft as a working musician. After a brief stint in Winnipeg in the early ‘90’s, he found himself living on the west coast. After 30 +years in the Canadian music scene, Joe has finally put together a band that he is extremely proud of.

As the driving force behind The Hip Show, Joe has assembled some of the best musicians he has ever played with. “Not only are these guys good but I am proud to say that we are all friends, despite my insane work ethic.” He has been heard to say “If we’re playing it all night, we’re playing it all right!” Playing the part(s) of Robby Baker is the challenge he never expected but one that he has taken on head first.

David Van Andel – Paul Langlois

As the only member to have been auditioned for the project, David came to us the way most things happen these days, the internet. As a former Albertan, he brings with him a certain ability to play it like it is. His musical past going back almost 30 years includes formal jazz training not to be out done by a 4 year gig in a well respected AC/DC tribute as the role of Malcolm Young. David quickly fit himself into the role as the rhythm guitarist Paul Langlois going so far as rediscovering his sound and style of play all the while injecting a little of his own influence to the parts. 

Brad Uchida – Gordon Sinclair

Brad and Joe met in a recording studio some 9 years ago. A short time later they were playing in a band that “could have been a contender”. This was the first of 3 non starts over the next few years. Fast forward to the day of the phone call between Matt and Joe and all Joe had to ask was “are you in?”, and he didn’t hesitate.

To say Brad is one half of The Hip Show rhythm section is an understatement to be sure. Together with Mike Satchwell (drums) they have some 23 years of playing together. That’s almost as long as Sinclair and Fay themsleves have been together.
His style has been likened to that of Prokash John (Alice Cooper, The Lincolns) which works very well as a perfect fit for the role of Gordon Sinclair.

Mike Satchwell – Johnny Fay

The other half of The Hip Show rhythm section and again, much the same story as Brad, as he and Mike have been joined at the ‘Hip’ these past 23 years. His experience goes back almost 30 years in many roles, Jazz drummer on a cruise ship, 3 years in Maui playing one nighter after one nighter all the while avoiding the USNIS. He also played the part of Don Henley in an Eagles tribute in the early ‘90’s. Mike’s ability, style, and work ethic are the glue that joins us together at “The Hip”.

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