Artist 101: Hey Violet

Curious to know Los Angeles based alt-pop band Hey Violet? You’ve come to the right place, as this is your go-to guide on the band!

Who are the members?

Rena Lovelis – Lead vocalist

Nia Lovelis – Drummer, vocalist

Miranda Miller – Keyboardist, guitarist, vocalist

Casey Moreta – Lead guitarist, vocalist

Iain Shipp – Bassist

When are their birthdays?

Rena – April 6th, 1998

Nia – January 1st, 1997

Miranda – November 22nd, 1995

Casey – October 27th, 1995

Iain – March 28th, 1996

What is their most popular song?

“Guys My Age” was released as a single on September 20th, 2016.

What else do you need to know about Hey Violet?

Originally known as “Cherri Bomb”, on Feburary 18th, 2015, the band announced on their official Youtube channel that they had changed their band name to “Hey Violet”; thus starting a new era for the band. On March 19th, the band released their first single as Hey Violet titled “This Is Why”. And on March 24th, they announced that they had signed to Hi Or Hey Records; a record label run by Australian rock band 5 Seconds of Summer.

Hey Violet went on to be a support act for the Aussie band’s headline “Rock Out With Your Socks Out” tour (for both the European and North American legs). On June 15th, they announced the release date for their debut EP “I Can Feel It”, and on July 17th, the EP was released worldwide; debuting at number two on the Heatseekers Album charts, and number eight on the American iTunes charts.

In the winter of 2015, Hey Violet went on to do their own headline European tour; it was then that band member Rena Lovelis, decided she didn’t want to continue playing bass in the band, and a temporary bassist was brought on tour.

On May 12th, 2016, it was announced that Hey Violet would be rejoining 5 Seconds of Summer on the North American leg of their second headline tour “Sounds Live Feels Live”; later joining the Aussie band on the Australian leg as well. Temporary bassist Iain Shipp was brought on tour, and was later made a permanent member of the band in September 2016.

On August 16th, 2016, their second EP titled “Brand New Moves” was released; debuting at number two on the American iTunes charts. The single the EP was named after, peaking the 43rd spot on the Billboard Twitter Top Tracks. On September 20th, 2016, their latest single “Guys My Age” was released; peaking the 35th spot on the Billboard Twitter Top Tracks as well.

What are their social medias?

Rena’s social medias:

Twitter – @RenaLovelis

Instagram – @RenaLovelis

Nia’s social medias:

Twitter – @NiaLovelis

Instagram – @NiaLovelis

Miranda’s social medias:

Twitter – @MirandaMiller

Instagram – @MirandaDianeMiller

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Casey’s social medias:

Twitter – @CaseyMoreta

Instagram – @CaseyMoreta

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Iain’s social medias:

Twitter – @IainShipp

Instagram – @IainShipp

Band’s social medias:

Twitter – @HeyViolet

Instagram – @HeyViolet

Facebook – @HeyVioletOfficial

Youtube – @HeyVioletVEVO

Official website –

Written by Ellie Doe-Demosse

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