Singer-Songwriter Ben Hanna possesses passion, wit, authenticity, and sonic-tenacity. Hailing from the suburbs of Detroit and currently based out of Boulder, Colorado, his “Post-Suburban Americana” style is described as a contemporary blend of Americana-inspired storytelling and rebellious, high-energy “rawk.” He sings about the less-than-glorious human experiences that modern society erupts, and finding your place in them, so it’s worth listening to his take on the human state. His musical influences include Lou Reed, Todd Snider, Bob Dylan, The Violent Femmes, and Townes Van Zandt.
Marquee Magazine writes “Ben Hanna has got to have trouble making friends. Generally speaking, most folks can’t handle someone being so goddamn truthful, cutting and forthright. But for those who can hack it, he probably ends up being a great friend. Hanna wears this openly on both sleeves on his latest album Kick Your Legs Out and in the accompanying press release he stated that his music “attracts and repels all walks of life.” With a punk’s love for imperfection, Hanna — who is joined by a slew of musicians, including Brian Schey on bass, Jeff Finlin on drums and Eben Grace on guitar — picks the scabs of social media, aging, ADD, “ruining everything” and relationships with an awkward honesty that comes off like a Portlandia sketch in music form. It isn’t instantly laughter-producing, in fact, tracks like “Cut My Hair and Moved Back Home,” “Tornado” and the heartbreaking opening track “No Romance,” which gives way too real of a fucking peek into modern love are pretty solemn in their message. But Hanna lays all of those emotions out with such enthusiastic vulnerability and humility that even when the anti-hero is being a “jerk” it’s almost impossible not to root for him. And when Hanna reaches the album’s climactic, shout anthem “Kick Your Legs Out” the infectious, cathartic chorus sheds all of the pent up anxiety that the brutally truthful songs shine a light on and reminds listeners that feeling every emotion — not just the good warm and fuzzy ones — is what actually makes the rollercoaster of life worth the ride.”
“I’m checking my Facebook like it’s my fu*king job man,” opens Ben Hanna’s album. From there… it gets wild. With classics such as “Duct Tape Wallet,” “Baby Bumble Bee” and “Growling At The Wall,” Hanna leaves nothing for the imagination. He’s an eccentric writer with a unique delivery that’s being done absolutely nowhere else in the state- likely the world. Think Tenacious D with more cheap whiskey burps, perhaps? This one’s fun.” – Rooster Magazine
Ben Hanna has opened for national touring acts like Rebecca Gates of The Spinanes and Colorado legends Chris Daniels & the Kings. He toured Germany in September of 2016, and released his second studio album, Kick Your Legs Out in June of 2017. When he’s not playing out or writing songs, he can be found walking around his neighborhood at a brisk pace with his headphones on, or pacing around his apartment in his underwear wondering what to do with himself. Snowflakes like Hanna don’t stay underground for long. Be sure not to miss the opportunity to experience his music for yourself. For all booking inquiries contact firstname.lastname@example.org and for press inquiries contact email@example.com or reach out to Ben personally, contact Ben@BenHannaMusic.com
Ben HannaVocals/Rythm Guitar
Ian HendrickElectric Guitar