The band was named after an English sanatorium. The band was formed in 1980 by Curran and Ketchum and saw a few guitarists come and go. The debut featured the single Hey Operator, which was only recorded and added to the debut later and as an afterthought! The band supported Judas Priest at this time. Coney Hatch's most successful album was Outa Hand, which managed to crack the charts in several countries. The band briefly reformed in 1992 on the occasion of the release of a Coney Hatch compilation.
Carl Dixon sustained massive injuries in Australia in 2008 following a car collision. He spent three days in a coma, but was said to be recovering soon.
Following the band's reunion shows at the Phoenix in Toronto and at UK’s Firefest 2011, Frontiers Records signed Canada’s Coney Hatch to a worldwide deal. The band's reformation studio album would be released in 2013. Frontiers Records would release Four, the return album from Canada’s Coney Hatch, on September 24th. British Lion and openers Coney Hatch were conducting a Canadian mini-tour in November 2018. British Lion featured Iron Maiden’s Steve Harris. Lee Aaron guitarist Sean Kelly was touring with Coney Hatch.