It seems that fate brought electrifying indie-pop duo, Heffron Drive, together. Members Kendall Schmidt and Dustin Belt initially met at a screening for Kendall’s brothers’ movie in Los Angeles, California in 2008. After some talking, they learned that both of them were born in the same hospital in Wichita, Kansas, and were now living on the same street in Burbank, California. The street? Heffron Drive.
As quickly as the band formed, it took off recording music, uploading songs to Myspace, and gaining interest across the country. After the release of some music, Kendall was asked to be lead singer of the band, Big Time Rush. Kendall accepted, and Big Time Rush took off as a Nickelodeon-formed boy band, selling millions of records and tickets, as well as being popular as a Nickelodeon television show. Throughout Big Time Rush’s success, Kendall did not want Heffron Drive to fall apart, so he helped secure Dustin a touring guitar position. On tour, the duo continued to write and create music.
After Big Time Rush disbanded in 2013, Heffron Drive continued their music journey, propelling themselves into the indie-pop scene, driving their music through infectious melodies and hooks that make the world eternally seem like summer. The band’s newest release, “Parallel” can be found below, from their album Happy Mistakes. The band also released an acoustic version of the album earlier this year. Don’t miss Heffron Drive’s show at World Cafe Live at the Queen on July 2nd