Area Resident

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Area Resident is the musical moniker of Doug Hempstead, an Ottawa-based multi-instrumentalist.

The name draws on his more than two decades as a print and broadcast journalist. In fact, the music is made between the split shifts he works as a traffic reporter for CBC radio.

Area Resident has two full-length albums — a critically-acclaimed self-titled debut CD in the fall of 2016 and the sophomore ‘Delano’ due Nov. 10th, 2017.
Hempstead works closely with life-long pal, Jordon Zadorozny of Blinker The Star who acts as producer, collaborator and musician on the Area Resident recordings.

As a live act, Hempstead serves as a lead vocalist drummer and performs with guitarists John Higney (The Flaps, Two Minute Miracles) and Paul Jensen, as well as fellow CBC journalist Kristy Nease on bass.

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11-12-2017

The Big Takeover premieres Area Resident’s new album ‘Delano’!

10-21-2017

Indie 88 has your weekly required listening and Area Resident and Skye Wallace are both included!

10-13-2017

Atwood Magazine premiered Area Resident’s new single ‘Riverside’!