top of page

B i o g r a p h y

"Highway Sunrise: Ottawa's Premier Pop Rock/Country Sensation!

With roots firmly planted in Ottawa, Highway Sunrise has risen to become one of the city's most sought-after event bands. Their musical prowess knows no bounds, delivering an electrifying blend of pop, rock, and country hits spanning from the '50s to today's chart-toppers.


The quartet, comprising guitarist Chris Gagnon, bassist Dan Joseph, drummer Dan Loach, and vocalist Ben Cooper, shares a profound dedication to their craft. Together, they've amassed a wealth of experience and collectively graced stages for over two decades.


Ben Cooper, a prominent figure in the Ottawa music scene, has not only brought local talent to the forefront but also made his mark on the national stage. His songwriting brilliance has earned him accolades, including the 2005 Canadian Music Week Songwriting Competition and the 2003 Emergenza Music Festival.

Dan Loach, a 30-year veteran drummer, boasts a storied career with acclaimed local acts, leaving his rhythmic imprint on national radio airwaves and international tours.

Dan Joseph, the group's versatile musician, has mastered a multitude of genres, from country to jazz, and has shared stages with renowned artists like Rick Springfield and Eric Lapointe.

Chris Gagnon, the group's skilled guitarist, has lent his talents to various artists, showcasing his adaptability and virtuosity in the Ottawa music community.

Highway Sunrise's journey has been marked by unforgettable performances at iconic venues like Toronto's Horseshoe Tavern and Ottawa's Barrymore Musical Hall, as well as appearances at prestigious festivals like Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest.

Experience the magic of Highway Sunrise as they elevate your event with their dynamic music and rich legacy in the Ottawa music scene. Book them now for an unforgettable musical journey!

Highway Sunrise - Sean Sisk (Richmond)

From left to right: Dan Joseph, Chris Gagnon, Ben Cooper, Dan Loach

bottom of page