Meet the Band

They are two of the most underrated and hardest-working musicians out there. Kendall Schmidt shines on lead vocals, and Belt nails the lead guitar each time. They interact extremely well with their fans, by shaking hands during their performance, throwing guitar picks and acknowledging them during their set. It is evident that Schmidt and Belt were born to entertain.
— MARKOS PAPADATOS, Digital Journal
 
 
 Photo by Gabriel Olsen

Photo by Gabriel Olsen

Heffron Drive photographed in Los Angeles, June 2017

 

Origins

Based out of Los Angeles, CA, Heffron Drive is an Alt Pop band started in 2008 by lead singer Kendall Schmidt and guitarist Dustin Belt. The duo began making music together when they were teenagers. Both Kansas natives met while living on the same street in Burbank, CA called Heffron Drive, which ultimately inspired the name of their band.

Before HD had a chance to take off, Kendall booked the lead of a television show/music group and gained worldwide popularity as the lead Singer of the Nickelodeon/Columbia Records project Big Time Rush. After 5 years of success, Kendall, alongside guitarist, Dustin Belt, got back in the studio together as Heffron Drive.

The two best friends and band mates have been busy touring all parts of the world since the revival of Heffron Drive. From Europe to South America, the Philippines and all over the US. Their first album Happy Mistakes was released in 2015, shortly followed up by Happy Mistakes: Unplugged; per the fans request for an acoustic album. Happy Mistakes is a soaring example of how pure songwriting can be. The music is thoughtful and meticulously crafted to go along with lyric and melody that pull on every individual heart string.

The response to the album has been fantastic... "Kendall Schmidt proves he's the exception with Heffron Drives "Happy Mistakes"' "'Happy Mistakes" is a carnival of smart and dazzling tracks that redefine pop music."

So far the band has only impressed and they aren't slowing down anytime soon. With the release of the singles "Rain Don't Come" and "Don't Let Me Go" in 2016 they brought a new sound to their music that has pleasantly surprised the fans and attracted new listeners. These two singles push the limits of what HD is all about; unforgettable music. "Rain Don't Come" is a heart racing track full of desert vibes and incredibly thoughtful production. "Don't Let Me Go" is a new sound for the project, showing the love that HD has for electronic music while keeping their unique sound alive.

In August of 2017, Heffron Drive released "One Way Ticket"-the newest single from the band. Its an homage to the late 90's/early 2000's era of pop rock. "One Way Ticket" has seen success on Spotify, being added to multiple charts and playlists upon its first week of release.  

Heffron Drive is closing out 2017 with multiple tour dates both internationally and domestically. For more information on where to see them, go to the tour page to find out more. 

 

Members

Kendall Schmidt
Lead Vocals

Dustin Belt
Lead Guitar