Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Hawk Nelson was formed in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada in 2003 by Jason Dunn, Dave Clark, Matt Paige, and Daniel Biro. The band played independently in Peterborough, Ontario for a few years before they signed with Tooth And Nail Records, largely on the recommendation of Trevor McNevan, the lead singer of fellow Tooth and Nail bands Thousand Foot Krutch and FM Static. McNevan, also from Peterborough, is credited with discovering the band. In July of 2004, Hawk Nelson released their major label debut Letters To The President. It was produced by Aaron Sprinkle and McNevan, who also co-wrote the album's fourteen songs.