Ben Hanna is folk. Ben Hanna is not folk. Ben Hanna is rock. Ben Hanna is not rock. Ben Hanna is funny. Ben Hanna is not funny. Ben Hanna is… Ben Hanna.
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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 and unusual 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 insightful detail into Hanna’s distinctive approach to songwriting. The cadence is unusual the sentiment ranges from blah to snarling emotional poignance, and his references are relevant but fairly new to song writing; ranging from social media, to modern romance and unusual vice. Hanna is set to go back in the studio February of 2015 to produce his next album, but perhaps even more compelling are his live performances, be it solo or with his band, The Ben Hanna Band. 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” and “punchy folk”. Hanna is now booking for spring and summer of 2015 both solo and with his band. For all inquries contact email@example.com