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The opening lines of Ben Hanna’s first album “We Were All Like Whatever” will quickly bend your ear in a strange way. Hanna writes “I’m a pretty funny guy but I’m not hilarious I don’t make a lot of sense but I’m not mystarious, and sometimes I just stare… I just stare at the wall”. Rhyming hilarious with mysterious is a small but telling detail into Hanna’s distinctive approach to songwriting. The phrasing is unusual and the sentiment ranges from “blah” to snarling emotion, and his references are relevant but fairly new to song writing; ranging from social media, to modern romance and unusual vice. Hanna is currently recording at Mountain House Recording Studio in Nederland Colorado, but perhaps even more compelling are his live performances, be it solo or with his 4 piece band, The Knighthawks. Jon Solomon of Westword magazine writes: “The dude’s quirky as hell, and he’s got this deadpan talk-singing thing going on that’s part Lou Reed and part John Prine, with a little bit of Johnathan Richman tossed in.” Hanna describes his music as a barrage of things, from “kids songs for adults” to “musical cartoons” to “punchy folk” to “post-suburban Americana”. Hanna is now booking for winter of 2015 and spring of 2016 both solo and with his band. For all inquries contact firstname.lastname@example.org