Paul Wilson with his brother Mike started Haegers Bend by writing and recording a collection of over one hundred songs. No music style was too far out of reach for the band, but they would stay true to their Midwest guitar rock roots. Their shows were a combination of covers and original music mixed with a great visual show.
After various member changes, Paul and Mike decided to work on original music exclusively. In 2000, Haegers Bend released "Atomic Dreamland" to some great reviews. It was voted one of the best indie releases in Chicago in 2000, by Jim DeRogatis in the Chicago Sun Times.
"Soundwave Experiments" was released 2001 and "Echos from the Past" was released in 2002. Both are homemade releases that show the many different sides to the band, from straight ahead rock to spoken word.
"A Letter For The Last Day In Time" is the band's space rock epic story released in 2004. Recorded and mixed by Kris Poulin, this was a big project for the band, taking over two years to complete. " From the Attic" released in 2005 was a limited edition E.P. given out for free at Lollapalooza in 2005 and is free to download at haegersbend.com.
In 2006 the band played a handful of shows, including MOBfest 2006 in Chicago.
Haegers Bend has released seven albums: Atomic Dreamland (2000) Soundwave Experiments (2001) Ecos From The Past (2002), A Letter For The Last Day In Time (2004), From the Attic (2005), Haegers Bend (2009). All are available for downloaded on all major sites, including itunes, Rhapsody, Amazon, Yahoo, MSN
Haegers Bend has played 100s of shows throughout the Midwest headlining such iconic locations as The Double Door, Elbo Room, Beat Kitchen, Cubby Bear and Dirty Nellies (to name a few),
The band has also had radio airplay in Chicago on WXRT, Q101,WLUW as well as Independant Nation, Indie Rock Show and various PODcast's around the world including Spain, Italy, U.K. and Germany.