Regina Rock Heavyweights Magnetic have been bringing their Big Live Show to concert venues throughout Saskatchewan for years. With 2 Full Length LPs to their credit, they will be recording a new album in the coming months for release in 2024. As part of their new Album, a remix of one of their most popular songs “Get Me Out” will also be released to commercial radio (with a full production video).  Magnetic will also be hitting the road across Canada in support of the new music with multiple tours.

Having shared the stage as direct support to Recording Artists such as Pop Evil, Toque, P.O.D. (Payable On Death), as well as Metallica Tribute Disposable Heroes, Magnetic has established itself as a band to embrace. They are able to perform high energy original music sets of 45, 60, 75, or 90 minutes as well as all night long in the right environment, gripping audiences with their musicianship and dedication to entertain.

Magnetic is Mike Sawa (Vocalist), Drew Hanwell (Rhythm Guitar), Harley Montpetit (Bass), Haraldur (Heavy H) Dennon Jonasson (Lead Guitar) and Brandon Dickson (Drummer), all bringing their own style which drives Magnetic's *wall of sound*.

Mike Sawa


Mike Sawa starting playing Bass Guitar back in High School and never stopped throughout the years.   He has self-produced demos and has been the Bassist/Backing Vox for various hard rock and metal bands in Manitoba and Saskatchewan.   

In 2018, he joined Magnetic as the animated Bass Player and now in 2023, he is embracing being the dynamic frontman.

Mike is looking forward to touring and releasing music to the masses in the coming year.

Drew Hanwell

Rhythm Guitar

Drew Hanwell started playing the guitar at the age of 13 and never stopped.  All these years later, he still has his first Gibson Explorer guitar he got at the age of 14.  With the influences of Motley Crue, Iron Maiden and Metallica, Drew was a hard rock guy from the beginning.   One of his biggest challenges was learning to play the guitar right handed as he is naturally left-handed!

After years apart, Drew reconnected with long-time friend, Cam Dixon in 2008, where they formed the band Magnetic a year later.   Drew continues to love performing and is excited to what the future will bring for himself and the band.