With past lives in R&B, jazz, franco-rock, country and progressive rock, the members of the band have been performing and recording since the 1990s.
Working at the same multistorey office complex, Rod, Mark and Danny were introduced by their common friend when asked to perform for a lunch time charity event. The connection was so good they soon after decided to form a band.
In creating their sound, HemlockHotel weave folk, rock and country music together. Their audiences often describe them as having an Americana feel, but with Canadian roots.