H A Y W A R D P A R R O T T
At the age of 19 Hayward began his recording/engineering
career at RCA Records in Toronto; seven short years later he was appointed
Chief Engineer at the legendary Manta Sound.
In 1985, Hayward returned to the old RCA site, now McClear Place, as
Vice President and General Manager, where in partnership with Eric Robertson
and Larry Trudel, formed ‘Hands On Productions Music House’. Hayward’s next endeavor, ‘Solar Audio
Productions’, combined all of his creative and technical talents into the
development of an innovative new audio production company.
Notably, Hayward engineered the hit single “Tears Are Not
Enough” in aid of famine relief in Ethiopia.
Produced by David Foster, the song features 62 top Canadian artists
including Neil Young, Gordon Lightfoot,
Joni Mitchell and Bryan Adams. He
also produced and engineered the remake of Canada’s National Anthem, “The
Revitalization of Oh Canada”, featuring the country’s best musicians and
Over the years, Hayward has received more than 35 Gold and
Platinum records and a number of Juno, Gemini, ECMA, MIANS and Ampac awards and
nominations. Hayward’s credits and skills
fully reflect a reputation built from hard work and dedication to his