Jonny Hetherington is the singer for hard rock band Art of Dying. The band signed to Warner Bros via Dan Donegan and David Draiman of Disturbed and recorded their major label debut called “Vices and Virtues” which was released in 2011. After 3 years of touring Art of Dying signed a new deal with Better Noise/Eleven Seven Music in New York City and made their follow up record with David Bendeth in New Jersey titled “Rise Up” which will be released in the summer of 2015. Jonny tends to write about the human spirit and his personal experiences dealing with life’s ups and downs. His words usually resonate with a sense of hope, which is perhaps not surprising after being raised by two ministers. Food is another passion. He travels the globe exploring as much of the culinary world as he’s able and cooks with a passion when home in Vancouver. Follow his “What I Eat on the Road/The Art of Dining” (pun intended) and his “Search For America’s Best Burger” posts. Running, yoga and road fitness creations like “Wall Ball” help counter the caloric intake. You might just catch him bounding up the stadium stairs if you get in early to your next concert experience. Of course, no bio would be complete without mentioning his love of wine, craft beer, scotch, mixology and cigars.

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  1. Hi there! Im a new fan (found ya on twitter) – where have you been all my life? your music rocks- and ummm youre pretty damn sexy;) hahah hope you come to Charlotte, NC one day soon

  2. I’m impressed – had no idea. Was recently friended by someone I went to highschool (Lacombe Comp) with and found you in his pics. Then found your website. Love your music!!! Congrats!

  3. Johnny,

    I am a senior at Pleasant Grove High School in Utah and for my AP English class this year I am required to write a ten page research paper. I am writing my paper on professional musicians and the work and dedication it takes to both to become a professional and to maintain Your career. As part of the requirements for this paper I need to interview a professional musician, and as the lead singer of one of my favorite bands, I would love to interview you. Online interaction is adequate for the assignment. If this would be possible, please let me know as soon as possible. You can contact me at brittany.n.baird@gmail.com. I would greatly appreciate it!

    Brittany Baird

  4. I met Art of Dying in Littlt Rock, AR 3 years ago at Edgefest. The first time I heard their music I knew I was a fan for life. After seeing them live, there was no doubt hoe great this band is. When I first heard ‘Sorry’ it spoke to me, as I’m sure it has to numerous people. At that particular time I was going through a low point in my life and really the person that I could always turn to as I grew up. My father was murdered when I was 20 years old. It was as my heart had been ripped from my chest. I’m the oldest child in my family and was expected to “be strong for my mother and siblings”. I kept my feelings to myself for so long about how I felt, how I never got to say goodbye or that I was sorry for being so stubborn & rebellious. My daddy was a great guy that didn’t deserve what happened to him. Because of another person’s lack of respect for life, my dad missed out on so much, marriages, grandchildren, all the great things having a family can offer. When he was taken from us it also took the heart of our family it seems. Jonny’s song allowed my to grieve & express feelings that I had never been able to allow to surface before. It’s been several years, but a tragedy such as this stays with you forever & changes your soul. Thank you for your music & sharing it with us. I know without music I would be lost. Love the guys of Art of Dying!!! Die Hard forever!!!

  5. Hi Jonny,

    I’m with the website New Canadian Music. We’re running a contest for the country’s top-performing emerging artists, of which Art of Dying is one. Have a look at this page: http://www.newcanadianmusic.ca/contest

    We’d love it if you would participate. The first place prize is $10,000, the second is $4325. Please email me back if you’d like to partake and I’ll send you more info.



  6. hola Jonny Hetherington, soy de Argentina me interesaria comunicarme con vos, ya que siempre busco un poco mas alla de mi apellido, y es la primera vez que doy con tu nombre, quizas no seamos nada… pero aca es poco comun mi apellido y por eso siempre busque mas alla… se que las raices son importantes y a veces uno hace o siente cosas inecplicables que quizas sea solo la sangre , espero tu respuesta gracias es solo curiosidad… no existe mas intencion.!

    Jonny Hetherington hello, I’m from Argentina I’m interested in communicating with you, and I always look a little beyond my name, and is the first time I give your name, maybe we are not nothing … but here is rare my name and so I always look beyond … is that the roots are important and sometimes you do or feel things inecplicables that maybe it’s just the bleeding, I hope your answer thanks is just curious … no more intention

  7. A True DieHard! Since the first day I hear your music, I was hooked. The harmonies, the rhythm, the lyrics and the on stage performances and what makes a true rock band. You have it all. Your smoldering good looks along with a voice from Heaven make the entire package. Some of your music is set to making love. Some of it drives you into a rock and roll reality. I follow you and Art Of Dying on both Facebook and Twitter. It is utterly amazing that you take time and actually reply to your fans. That my dear is truly rare. I have not had the pleasure of seeing you perform live but when it happens it will be a dream come true. Thank you for the person you are.

  8. Your song Inwill die front I heard st night on xm radio- it makes me think how short life is and what a waste it is to not go for your dreams. I bet ours the kind if guy who would be homeless if you had to in order to make your rock dream happen. Am I right?
    It’s cool how some people don’t conform and pursue their passions at all cost. As the Brits say- he who dares wins.

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