On any given day, you would possibly see singer Hayden Grove zipping round Northeast Ohio. One second, he is in athletic gear instructing a biking class. Simply an hour or two later, he is on his approach to a Browns apply as a journalist overlaying sports activities at cleveland.com. By evening, he dons yet one more “uniform” — a swanky jacket and tie — as he makes his approach to that evening’s venue to sing the night away.
That is Grove, a person who apparently cannot perform with out 50 candles burning on each ends.
“If I’ve one thing I am enthusiastic about, I pour myself into it,” he says. “I’m a dreamer, I am a go-getter. And, you already know, I really feel very blessed to do what I do.”
The trainer-turned-journalist-turned-singer plans to re-release his 2018 document Hayden: The Album — a group of crooner classics like “That is Amore” or “You Make Me Really feel So Younger” to a wider viewers on Feb. 24 .
Under, we caught up with this jack-of-all-trades entertainer to speak about his inspirations, hard-working ethics and an opportunity run-in with Michael Bublé, Grove’s largest musical inspiration.
Cleveland Journal: Inform us a bit of bit about your relationship with Cleveland. You are not from The Land initially—what introduced you right here?
Hayden Grove: Household and my love for Cleveland. I grew up coming right here to go to my grandfather, who was my greatest buddy for a lot of, a few years. He was born and raised right here on Addison Highway in Cleveland. And he actually simply form of brainwashed that love that he had for town, the pleasure that he had on this place, to me. You realize he beloved his Cavs, his Indians, his Browns. And he handed that right down to me as properly. I used to be form of an oddball dwelling in Florida loving these groups with him.
You know the way it goes in Cleveland—you get indoctrinated in a short time into the sports activities fandom. And I believe it is an attractive factor. There’s loads of pleasure. There’s loads of pleasure, though the groups are, you already know, recognized for heartbreak.
CM: Honorary Clevelander from the beginning. The place did your curiosity in music start?
HG: My dad’s fairly musical. He is a singer and he was a piano participant and he did not actually pursue it, he simply did it as a child and did it rising up. I obtained a number of the genes from him, I suppose. After which, you already know, I began taking voice classes. They requested me if I appreciated to sing, and I mentioned, “Yeah.” So I began taking voice classes once I was in, like, third grade. After which from there, you already know, I simply was scrounging round my dad and mom CD assortment.
I used to be about 10 years outdated and Michael Bublé popped up on the TV. I did not know who he was, and I did not know what the model was, however I knew that I appreciated the best way he sounded. It simply so occurred that as I grew up, and stored taking voice classes, that my voice trainer may hear that my voice lent itself to that music, and it simply all got here collectively. It was all only a large mash. I have been singing on stage since I used to be in fifth grade and been singing this type of older music since I used to be in sixth grade.
CM: Michael Bublé continues to play an element in your life, from what we have seen. You ended up getting a shout out from him on stage, proper?
HG: Truthfully, it was form of random. I had an honest following — like, 30,000 followers — on TikTok. I would not tag [Michael Bublé], however I’d simply sing a number of the songs which can be within the style and he occurred to pop alongside one among my movies and appreciated it. After which the following factor I knew, he began following me, and I used to be simply blown away. I assumed it was like a joke. … And, lo and behold, he stored following me and stored liking together with loads of my movies — he would touch upon a few of them. And I used to be similar to, “That is unbelievable.”
So, I went to a present of his in Pittsburgh, and I used to be sitting fairly shut, you already know, as a result of most individuals spend their cash on meals and garments and groceries … and automobiles and stuff — I spend mine on live performance tickets. So, I used to be fairly shut. And he simply regarded out and he acknowledged me. He checked out me and he is, like, pointing at me, and I used to be like, “Oh, properly that is cool.” After which he took a bit of break after a tune and began speaking about TikTok, after which impulsively he mentioned that he acknowledged me from TikTok within the viewers and informed everyone to comply with me, and it was simply an unbelievable second.
CM: With this rising following, what comes subsequent for Hayden Grove?
HG: I did an album in 2018 with Cleveland musicians — I used to be within the studio with the musicians, we did our personal preparations, we did our personal factor. And I simply felt like due to every part that is occurred over the past couple years, that possibly if I re-release it and put some new art work on it, and get it to the viewers that it by no means actually obtained to, then possibly individuals will take heed to it that did not take heed to it earlier than. And possibly alternatives will come up. I believe we did some actually good issues… I had loads of concepts for preparations that I needed to do, and we did them. And we modify songs that you just in all probability know, and adjusted the path that they went in. I assumed it was a extremely unique and distinctive album.
One in every of my favorites is “That is Amore” — the Dean Martin model that everyone is aware of — we took it and we fully flipped it on its head and we made it quick, and we made it enjoyable, and we added background vocals. We messed round with the lyrics a bit of bit. It is a actually completely different association than you’ve got ever heard, I can promise you that.
CM: You’ve got a lot happening — between the instructing, the complete time journalism, the burgeoning music profession — any recommendation for different younger professionals making an attempt to burn the candle at each ends?
HG: Do it. That is the recommendation. Do not give it some thought, do not stress about it, do not get anxious about it, do it. Put your thoughts to it, put your coronary heart to it, and do not be anxious about it. Do not be scared, as a result of I believe when there is a will, there is a method — I actually imagine that. I dwell by that motto. When you have a 9 to five and also you need to sing otherwise you need to begin doing artwork, you are able to do it.
Find time for it. Compartmentalize issues. Just be sure you’re in your P’s and Q’s and really organized as a result of issues do get messy. So that might be my recommendation too, is that if you happen to’re making an attempt to do a number of issues, you have to simply just remember to know you’ve set occasions, and whereas issues do mix, you must be sure you find time for every little factor.
Observe Hayden Grove on Instagram at @h_grove.
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