Hayley Stark

pop · rock

hayley stark · toronto, canada

Together, Monica Julie and Jennifer Bryan who comprise alt. pop-rock duo Hayley Stark, are just a little over 10 feet tall. You’d never know it when watching them perform their hook-infused rock tunes on stage. Yes, they’ve been called “little girls with big voices” before.

Monica, formerly a metal drummer, and Jen, a jazz-trained rock lover, joined forces to create Hayley Stark after spending a number of years thrashing about on stage in heavy rock, metal and punk bands in Toronto.

They’ve spent the past few years performing in some of Toronto's best-known venues, like the Legendary Horseshoe Tavern and The Rivoli, and at everything from theatre receptions to fashion shows to Canadian Music Week and the North by Northeast Festival in Ontario, and now have a solid collection of catchy, head-nodding, harmony-driven songs that'll make you think, dare you to cry, and give you a sharp slap on the ass.

2012 finds Hayley Stark performing throughout Ontario in full-band format, with a rockier sound than ever.

Hayley Stark’s musical influences include artists like Tegan and Sara, City and Colour and even Elliot Smith. But there is no denying that the girls have listened to more than their fair share of Coheed & Cambria, Panic! at the Disco, Foo Fighters, Veruca Salt and My Chemical Romance.

Artist Bios

Jennifer Bryan

When she’s not working with Hayley Stark, singer and jazz-trained guitarist Jennifer Bryan is a roaring girl in every sense of the phrase. Borrowing from her experience as lead guitar phenom in a host of hard rock bands, you can catch her lending her skills to Toronto-based band The Roaring Girl Cabaret.

Monica Julie

Far from a one-string wonder, Monica Julie is well known for her multi-faceted musical expertise. While she excels as a guitarist, bassist and vocalist, she has also captivated crowds as a technical and hard-hitting metal drummer in various GTA bands.

Hayley Stark is grateful for the support of the ONTARIO ARTS COUNCIL.

Hayley Stark wears Magdelina Designs by Kat O'Shaughnessy who has been a featured designer in FAT 2008, 2009, 2010.


Jennifer Bryan: Vocals, Guitar
Monica Julie: Vocals, Guitar

Interview with Hayley Stark

The Original SoundTrack, Season 5


Get Over It (EP, 2010)

Skirt is on Fire (EP, 2011)

Make a Liar out of Me (Single, 2011)

Take You Anywhere (Single, 2011)