Arejay Hale co-founded Halestorm in middle school and has been a member ever since. He developed his love of music at an early age, originally studying piano before switching to drums. Drumming he found enjoyment learning and playing 90’s songs such as those of Nirvana. At age 10, he first debuted his talent alongside his sister at a county fair (there he was awarded third place in the competition.)
The band was formed in 1998 in Pennsylvania by Arejay and his sister, Lzzy, a fellow member. Halestorm is recognized for its originally written hard rock and metal songs. The brother and sister stuck with the band despite changes in members. And released two independent albums before signing with Atlantic Records in 2005. The band toured with a variety of famous bands, including Shinedown, before even releasing their debut CD. Their first CD: Halestorm was released: April 28, 2009. ‘I Get Off’ was the most popular single of this album.
In June 2010, Arejay was featured in Modern Drummer Magazine, one of his favorite magazines when he was a kid. Ironically enough, the cover featured one of Arejay’s favorite drummers: Questlove. Also in 2010, Halestorm took their tour international, before that point primarily playing in North America. Playing Summerfest festival, for the first time in 2005 has been one of Arejay’s favorite shows to play ever since.