Dedication. Commitment. Passion
Scott Kernaghan is HTO’s singer, songwriter, and arranger. His energy and stage presence brings the crowd to life at each and every show. Outside of HTO, Scott has been a university teacher, psychologist, short story writer, pro triathlete, fitness model, charity worker, and farmer. His song writing is unique and powerful, crossing all genres of music. Since Shelini has come into his life, his song writing prowess has been elevated to the highest peaks.
Shelini Rupwate-Kernaghan is HTO’s flutist, vocalist, and dancer. Her business acumen and tremendous organizational skills has made her HTO’s de facto manager. Outside of the band, Shelini has worked in the worlds of healthcare and business. She brings a joy to the stage that is felt through the audience, and uplifts us each day. Many of HTO’s more touching songs have been inspired by the amazing woman.
Scott (Scotty) Reynolds (Drummer)
Native of Burlington, Ontario.
U. Windsor B.Comm(Hon); Western B.A.; Wharton School Investment Analyst program (CIMA) Thrilled to be rocking out with HTO. Over a lifetime of playing, now proudly playing his 5th percussion set a 7 piece Gretsch Catalina Maple kit. Influences: Pop, Rock, Blues.
Chicago, Eagles, Guess Who, BTO, Tragically Hip, Rush, Stones, U2, Beatles, AC/DC, Cream, Grand Funk Railroad & more. Love & gratitude to family & friends for all their ongoing support!
Travis Downton born and raised in Burlington. Travis started playing bass guitar in a church band at 11 years old. Then Travis joined the junior jazz band and met with some other like-minded musicians. They started the "Best at Modesty" band which won the Burlington battle of the bands. Travis revisited the stage in college with an alternative punk band called "Forever Distracted." This band played hundreds of local shows around the GTA from 2013-2020.
After covid settled down, Travis joined HTO and is excited to see where this musical journey will take him!
Darren Andrew aka Woody
Darren Andrew aka Woody is a True Hamiltonian. Born, raised and still resides in Hamilton. Darren transitioned from being a bass over to harmonica. “ I felt from the first time I played harmonica that I could play it”.
Darren’s harmonica influences are Paul Butterfield and Richard Newell. Darren is a husband, father of 2 and a grandfather of 3.
Vic was born and raised in Boston. He started his musical career on the back streets of Beantown. He always had a guitar in his hands. After playing with the J. Geils blues band, he set out on the road. Travelling up and down the east coast. After calling Connecticut and Virginia home for the better part of 7 years, he settled in Canada where he raised four children. His biggest fan is his granddaughter! With more grandbabies on the way!
Ian Green was born and raised in Niagara Falls, Ontario and resides in Hamilton, Ontario. Playing piano since he was 5 years old, Ian enjoys playing all styles of music including: jazz, classical, pop, ragtime, blues, and freely improvised music. A graduate of Queen’s University (BMus, 2006) and the Royal Conservatory of Music at Toronto (A.R.C.T., 2006), Ian maintains a thriving music studio teaching piano lessons, music rudiments, history, and theory at all levels of the curriculum for the Royal Conservatory of Music.
In addition to teaching piano and theory lessons to students of all ages, Mr. Green has been very busy wearing many hats in the music industry and music community. He has recorded many albums of solo piano works and orchestral music, and is excited to be a part of the HTO family.