When Nick Joyce (South Point, Ohio), Jeremy McKnight (Proctorville, Ohio) and Gabe White (Huntington, West Virginia) met in high school, they realized a need for a positive music scene in their home area. Adopting the name "Fireproof", the developing group worked hard to stretch from leading worship at local youth groups, to full out rock shows at community festivals, university basketball games, and area events. Adding Derrick Bishop (Proctorville, OH) and Dave Harris (Huntington, WV) to the band's membership, the five moved to Nashville, Tennessee in hopes of learning more about turning the hobby they had started into a full time career. During this time, the band released it's first EP (The Dizzy EP, 2002). As the band continued to grow and change, Derrick returned to medical school at Marshall University in Huntington, WV and Dave moved on to other musical aspirations, including road tech-ing for country music powerhouse "Lonestar".
Nick, Jeremy and Gabe changed the band's name to "Our Hearts Hero" to officially kick off the birth of a new sound and a new band. In 2004, the newly named "OHH" headed into the studio to simultaneously record their debut album (Can You Hear Me, 2004) as well as an all-worship album (Our Hearts Hero: Worship, 2004). The three then ventured west, to one of California's premier Christian camps, Hume Lake, to lead worship for the summer. As the band's fall, winter and spring touring schedule grew increasingly busy, Gabe stepped down from the band to marry his now wife, Jennifer. They reside near Nashville, TN where Gabe currently manages Nashville's largest ice rink facility. Nick and Jeremy teamed up with longtime friends, twin brothers Hayden and Hunter Lamb, from Franklin, TN. The foursome toured a rigorous nation-wide schedule over the next year and a half, racking up well over 100,000 miles on the road. The band then released their 3rd full length project (Our Hearts Hero: LIVE in California).
In late 2005, Hunter Lamb received and accepted an offer to play guitar for Atlantic Record's "Paramore". Then in early 2006, Hunter's brother Hayden excepted an offer from Provident Music's "Red" where he currently serves as drummer. Filling Hunter's guitar position is Jason Nattier, from Ashland, Kentucky. Ricky Holbrook, Grayson, Kentucky, stepped into Hayden's spot on the drums in the Spring 2006. Our Hearts Hero is currently again on the west coast for the summer, leading worship at Mount Hermon Camps, near Santa Cruz, CA. The band also released their self-titled sophomore release ("Our Hearts Hero", July 4th, 2006).
The band plans on returning to Tennessee in the fall to showcase for several record labels, as well as hit the road supporting their new album release. For the latest news and show schedules, keep plugged into www.OurHeartsHero.com and www.MySpace.com/OurHeartsHero