About Hey Ya
Led by firecracker front woman Collette McLafferty, edibleRed is an eclectic New York City-based five-piece collective of atypical musicians. The memorable songs the band creates can be heard on their debut CD, Welcome to My Bad Behavior, released on veteran indie label Select Records.
Featured lyricist McLafferty is edibleRed's femme-fatale who describes her sound as one of 'a classically trained voice that slowly degenerated into a rock singer's.' It is fitting that having once performed for Jeff Buckley 'before realizing who he was,' she blends songwriting skills like Buckley's with the style and panache of Debbie Harry and a rich voice a la Tracy Bonham. Alongside McLafferty is edibleRed co-founding member, the Grammy nominated drummer Tom Papadatos.
Papadatos graduated with a performance degree from Berkelee College ofMusic in Boston and played with classical crossover artist Sasha Lazard at the CD release party for her recent 'Myth of Red.' Recently, Papadatos toured Indonesia and Singapore with New York blues guitarist Hugh Pool.
Lead guitarist Sean McMechen brings edibleRed's hard rock roots to the surface. After years performing in metal bands, McMechen graduated with a degree in Fine Arts and guitar from Jersey City College, and then continued his guitar study at Parsons College in Manhattan.