Birth Place: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Years Active: 2001–present
Genres: Hard Rock, Post-grunge, Glam Metal, Alternative Metal
Hinder is an American rock band from Oklahoma that was formed in 2001 by drummer Cody Hanson, guitarist Joe Garvey, and singer Austin Winkler. The band was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in 2007. Before the band formed, Austin Winkler sang in an Oklahoma City cover band until July 2001, when he met drummer Cody Hanson and guitarist Joe Garvey at a college party. Soon after meeting, the three formed Hinder and began performing at the Oklahoma City club The Blue Note, building a local fan base. Profits from the shows went to advertising, as well as paying the expenses for the group's first release, an EP entitled "Far from Close." The EP was released in 2003 on the independent...
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