Michael Hensen
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Michael Hensen

Virginia Beach, VA | Established. Jan 01, 1997 | SELF | AFM

Virginia Beach, VA | SELF | AFM
Established on Jan, 1997
Duo Rock Acoustic


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"Q&A with modern rock artist Mike Hensen"

© January 17, 2008
Virginia Beach singer, songwriter and guitarist Michael Hensen has been performing solo for 13 years and has penned a few songs with other singers, among them Virginia Beach R&B artist Taurean Cooke and Chesapeake hip-hop artist Ace Lawrence/Blood Diggy.

Before his solo career, the 35-year-old Hensen, who performs modern rock, was a member of several local bands, ending with a stint in Jack Tripper. Yes, like the “Three’s Company” character.

His most recent project, the CD “Return to Life,” was released last fall.

“It was a combination of live-recorded tracks (engineered) by local musician Norman Harrell and four songs that I recorded and produced in the studio,” his former Digital One Studios in Virginia Beach.

He’ll play Saturday at University Pizza in Norfolk. Here’s what he had to say:

What is your earliest musical memory?

I had this laptop cassette recorder. I used to … play my own tunes in the back of my parents’ station wagon. The first artists that I was big into were David Bowie and Queen.

What’s your worst performance memory?

One night about eight years ago I had bombed many covers throughout the night – I mean forgetting chords and lyrics. I even forgot some of the lyrics to my own songs. That same night the PA system was going haywire picking up police radio transmissions from the police station . It was so loud it almost blew the speakers.

Have you ever been stiffed by a venue and, if so, what happened?

It wasn’t too long ago that I was playing at a venue at the Beach. It was supposed to be a paid gig, but since the attendance was low, they decided that they wouldn’t be able to pay me. … They did take care of my tab, but I only had two beers.

What inspires you?

God and Christ. My experiences, family, friends, nature, surfing and really great music.
- The Virginia Pilot/By Patty Jenkins


Return to Life

Can I be free, Sometimes it Rains,America
Yesterday, Find the Girl, Faith, What you Love,
No Difference, Mexican Girl, Forward, Yesterday

Summers Past Sessions  (acoustic CD)

America, What you love, Can I be free, Mexican Girl
Find the girl, Sometimes, Forward

Uke Sessions
It's All Good,  You can't break me, The Sunshine Song,
God is Love,  Butterfly, Sometimes, Made for Dreamers



Death could of overcome, one musician who felt like he was on the edge of losing his own life, its only recently has this person felt like he is emerging from his past, With his new release the "Return to Life" CD, Michael Hensen is on a mission to infect the population with music that is soulful, and with a positive melodic vibe. Its only mere seconds before Mike sky rockets into mainstream media sharing his music with the masses. If you would like to find out more about Michael Hensen, and the next shows he will be playing please check out some music, and visit