After living separate and sinful lives for many years the members of HUGSNOTDRUGS were brought together by the grace of the good Lord. It all happened one day in youth group when each person was asked to give their personal testimony. Christian had been living a raucous rave dj lifestyle for many years. Andrew had been drumming his way across Canada on the Vans Warped Tour with a punk band. Anastasia had just landed in Canada from Moldova, where she was a gypsy fashionista and avid guitarist. Upon learning about their shared and similar journeys through the sinful world they decided to form HUGSNOTDRUGS in an effort to bring their joyous message of reconciliation with reason to the world. Since that moment they have been slamming warehouses full of driven and devoted youth. They preach their message to a new and untamed audience, willing to follow deep into the wilderness of the urban jungle to hear the message. In Toronto, Canada the motto seems to be “free the rave” and that is just what Hugsnotdrugs do on a regular basis. HUGSNOTDRUGS have also had the pleasure of performing with many of their favorite artists including Crystal Castles, Zeds Dead, Natalia Kills, Jack Beats, Annie Mac, Fake Bloodl, Chris Liberator, Mix Hell, M.A.N.D.Y., Adam Beyer and more! Amen!