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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 recording artists.   

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 craft.  

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