Rich Hannon

Rich Hannon

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"Memorable, soulful rock...guitar tone for days...songs you'll want to listen to more than once. This one stays on my iPod!" - Joel Selvin, San Francisco Chronicle

Biography

RICH HANNON MUSIC is the roots-rock brainchild of namesake and Mid Atlantic guitarist/frontman Rich Hannon. Hailing from Maryland, this power trio launched in 2006 with an ear opening three song promotional CD that has yielded rave reviews from coast to coast. Often compared to timeless bands such as Stone Temple Pilots, Alice In Chains and Lenny Kravitz, Hannon's riffy guitar work and winding melodies have proven to fare well on todays modern rock airwaves.

"Memorable, soulful rock...guitar tone for days...songs you'll want to listen to more than once. This one stays on my iPod!"
- Joel Selvin, San Francisco Chronicle

In late 2003, Hannon relocated from Western, Md to Annapolis, and was audibly inspired by the change. With a catalog of songs ready to go, Hannon enlisted the talents of long time writing companions Sean Boyer (drums/vox) & Lenny Everett (bass/vox) to form the solid rhythm section that would make the music take flight. Their regional successes and work together in various ensembles from the late 90's through the new millenium would begin pre-production of this new body of work in mid-summer 2005 at Everett's project studio.

"The guitar work is great, & here's how I sum up the songs... Rich Hannon to me is a Caucasian Lenny Kravitz!"
-Kelly Knight, CBS Radio / Washington, DC

'06 / '07 have been stellar for the threesome thus far. The first single from the project Drivin', held the No.1 most downloaded songs slot for 15 consecutive weeks on England's popular music site: ukmusicsearch.com. Soon to follow was a No.2 slot for Hannon's blues/rock infused Drift, which led to an online interview with Editor Mike Bond. The online buzz would soon prompt the next step, a video. The Drivin' visual was filmed by Tucker Jones of Urban Runic Entertainment and posted to the internet in summer 2006. In December, Hannon launched "Get Rich for the Holidays", a promotional cable TV commercial that would run from CA to MD.

Sir George Martin and the crew at Garageband.com awarded Drivin' Track of the day, Best Guitars, Most Original, Best Beat, and Best Production throughout 2006. Unexpected Quality and Drivin' have been supported by UCLA Radio, Live 105 (San Francisco) KUSF 90.3 (San Francisco) and 102.9 The Razor (Pennsylvania). Cingular Wireless has also inked Drivin' and Never Seen It All as downloadable ringtones.

With a second video on the horizon, the guys are currently playing select shows throughout the Mid Atlantic region, while focusing on the completion of their forthcoming full length release: Songs From Eastport, (release tba).

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"The sampler I received contained 3 ear-opening songs: Drivin, Never Seen It All, and Unexpected Quality - I listened to Unexpected Quality 20 times in a row, I love it! Standout vocals and fleshy riffs permeate...the more I hear, the more I like!"
-Hedy Henderson, Editor: Genxeffect.com

Discography

Recently released "songs from eastport". A three song sampler from the forthcoming album "songs from eastport". Rich can be heard on WRZO "The Razor" (102.9 FM) in Annapolis, MD; KUSF (90.3 FM) in San Francisco, CA; as well as streaming samples at Apple iTunes, Rhapsody, CDBaby, etc. You can also visit Rich's Myspace site at "www.myspace.com/richhannonmusic", or his official site, "www.richhannonmusic.com

Set List

Rich does a killer cover of "California Dreaming" (Mama's and Papa's), as well as an outstanding 45 minutes of originals