Will Hanza
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Will Hanza

Brooklyn, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014

Brooklyn, New York, United States
Established on Jan, 2014
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"MySpace fan reviews"

fan descriptions: "Fierce performer", "Great sound. Good to hear something a bit adventurous.", "smooth. sweet. sexy", "Great ideas, great sounds great dynamics.", "I love 'Trying to Keep This', It's like a grunge version of the Bhudda Bar. Very Original.", "Original, unique, a singular voice and I love your melodies.", "saw you guys play at Kenny's Castaways a couple of weeks ago. Everyone should see you guys play live before they die.", "I'm a huge Hendrix fan... Jimi would be proud." - MySpace.com

"Artist (peer) review"

Reviewer: o.c. bloom
hello i wanted to tell you i recieved the cd. it is awesome . everyone here loves it ... congrats to all that were involved. it's a must have. nothing shabby about this cd. we certainly can tell a lot of love and care went in to it. "every aspect of it is simply brilliant" so all who read this go get it .. you wont be disappointed. sincerely o.c. - cdbaby.com

"WHPK Radio review for the album"

“...Hanza's work is reminiscent of groundbreaking krautrock like Ash Ra Tempel or Popul Vuh, but in the same song he'll break into a blistering guitar solo that disrupts one's expectations and truly makes the music his own... The key, of course, is that Hanza is following his own vision... Listen to the album. It's rewarding in a way that I could never convey in words alone. The music is far more powerful.”

Benjamin Edmonds (WHPK 88.5 FM Chicago) - WHPK 88.5 FM Chicago (Ben Edmonds)

"Musicdish.com Review"

“‘Open’ is so bursting with musical and spiritual energy, lush soundscapes, and riveting musicianship that it threatens to spill open like a bag of buried treasure... The first two cuts alone, “Trying to Keep This” and “The Game” have more melodic excitement and tonal variety than most CDs generate in 50 minutes.” - Timothy Peters

"Radio Mike "Fevered Brain" in Austin, TX"

WILL HANZA defies all categorization so we had to put him in one all his own: World Beat Alt-Folk Rock. What does that mean, exactly? Well, you’ll have to buy his CD to ultimately find out, but the discovery will be well worth it. Each song will uncover itself in layer upon layer like all great music tends to do upon repeated listenings. And then when Will Hanza walks down the street we can look and wonder, “How does he do it?” - thefeveredbrainofradiomike.com

"The L Magazine"

"Hanza's an NYC-based artist who obviously loves him some Hendrix and all sorts of jammy guitar stuff" - www.thelmagazine.com


Still working on that hot first release.



"Bursting with musical and spiritual energy, lush soundscapes, and riveting musicianship... The driving force is his own restless, intertwined musical and spiritual energy... with haunting vocals in the manner of early Pink Floyd and King Crimson."
- Timothy Peters (MusicDish.com)

Critic's pick for the Village Voice, "The 10 Best Concerts in New York"

Specialties in rock, blues, bluegrass, world, celtic, jazz, raga, middle eastern music as well as incidental music, ambient sound effects, sampling and audio manipulation.

Opened for Marc Ford (Black Crowes); Suzanne Vega; Fuel, Hold Steady; Patti Griffith; Richie Cannata (with Bernie Williams), FunkArk, Main Squeeze and many others.

Previously collaborated and/or performed with Mickey Dolenz, Mark Mangold (Platinum songwriter for Cher); Sam Endicott (The Bravery); FunkArk

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