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Listen

‘Go On’ released 1-11-2019 on Spotify: Listen

‘Offbeat Motif EP’ released 4-17-2015 on Spotify: Listen

‘Rooftop EP’ released 3-4-2014 on Spotify: Listen

Other releases online: Soundcloud - and - Demo Site

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show schedule

 

John Hanson Project 2019 GO ON Local Tour

June 27 - Hale Reservation - 7pm. Solo show, pre-sale only tickets: www.haleresevation.org/events

Aug 16 - O’briens Tavern and Grille, Sommerville MA - Doors at 8, we’re on at 10/10:30 pm

August 26 - The Pearl, Wellfleet MA - Cape Cod

2019 GO ON Fall East Coast Tour (Melissa and John):

October 2 - Nantahala Brewing, Asheville NC

October 3 - Tennessee Brew Works, Nashville TN

October 4 - Tree Bar, Columbus OH

October 5 - Music to My Ears Records, Pittsburg PN

October 16 - The Empty Glass, Charleston WV

October 18 - Tidballs, Bowling Green, KY

October 19 - Liberty St, Indianapolis, IN

October 20 - Birdfish Brewing, Columbiana, OH

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PAST SHOWS

January 11 - JHP at Electric Haze - 11pm

January 12 - John Hanson Project Album Release show at Walpole Italian American Club - 8pm (SOLD OUT)

January 16 - Live in Studio Performance on 88.9 WERS

February 21 - Dusk, Providence RI - 11 pm

February 23 - Encore Apparel Newbury St. Boston - 8-9pm

March 1 - BBC Franklin MA

March 22 - Tommy Doyle’s Newton MA

March 23 - Raven’s Nest Walpole MA

April 17 - Bowery Electric Map Room, New York, NY - Doors 7pm show 7:30

May 18 - Harpoonfest, 590 Harvard Ave. Boston MA - Event begins at 12:00 noon, we kick it off

Jun 1 - Newton Porchfest, porch TBA, Newton MA - event is 2pm to 8pm

John Hanson Project Bio 

JHP’s debut album is titled Go On. At the self-hosted album release party, 1/12/2019, the energy of what JHP represents was felt. The sold-out audience (150+) heard JHP jam through a short acoustic set and a full out rock set for over an hour and 15 minutes of rock celebration and shared enthusiasm on the stage and on the dance floor. It was their best show to date, and just the start for this new band. Recently featured on WERS 88.9 FM, John Hanson Project is currently booking their spring tour, and has some key dates already lined up to further promote the release of the new album. Since it’s release just 12 days ago, 100 physical copies of the album have been sold, and the tracks have been streamed over 6,000 times on Spotify and other streaming sites.

‘Go On’ is rock that proves to be both ambitious and accessible. Versatile songwriting with the consistency of a melodic, familiar feeling through the blaring distorted power of “Trenches” to the acoustic “Sailing the Drift,” the poppy “Get Over It,” or the brooding “Broken Man,” the music has drawn comparisons to artists like REM, Arctic Monkeys, Foo Fighters, and Elliot Smith. John Hanson's voice and guitar lead the way with mixtures of acoustic and electric guitar, piano, synthesizer and horns built on the foundation of bass and drums. John has been cutting his teeth with his live band in Boston and Providence and they have built a small but very loyal following. John Hanson Project, coined JHP, is positioned to have a productive 2019 promoting the album.  

After about six months crafting demos of the chosen songs at the JHP home studio, Go On was recorded at Mad Oak Studios in Allston MA, with parts from the original demos included. Producer Benny Grotto, who has won the prestigious Boston Music Award for producer of the year, joining him for the process were: Mike Levesque (Session Drummer, David Bowie, Natalie Imbruglia), Sean McLauglin (Session Bassist, owner of 38’ Studios in Boston), Dom Tenaglia (engineer at Mad Oak, Session Guitarist, Berklee College student). 

JHP are hosting their own album release party on 1/12/2019 at the Walpole Italian American Club for those who are local. Tickets are for sale here : https://johnhansonproject.ticketleap.com/john-hanson-project-album-release-party/ 

John Hanson has humble beginnings. An eager music fanatic who began to pen songs and soon after set about recording them on his Dad’s old 4 track tape machine. This type of activity continued, although the technology changed from a digital 8 track to the limitless Pro Tools/DAW. At this point he has been writing and recording for over 17 years. Accumulating expertise over time, John is releasing his highly anticipated debut studio album at the age of 33. 

For some more history, John began hosting open mic's regularly at the age of 19 and began playing covers and originals at local bars. This lead to the formation of the rock band OFFBEAT MOTIF in 2012 who played in the Boston Music scene at clubs including the legendary Middle East, Thunder Road, Hard Rock Cafe, Copperfield's, PA's Lounge and Sally O'Brien's. The band released a self-titled EP in 2015 and was the "Home Brewed feature artist" on WBRU 95.5 FM, a premier alternative rock station in Providence RI. With radio play on multiple FM stations, online features, and print press, and hundreds of physical sales, the album was a local success. 

John has released over 80 songs online on Soundcloud and Bandcamp. He estimates that he's written over 2,000 songs. He records the demos at his home studio, playing the bass, drums and keyboard, and through this practice became well versed in the recording process. After a decade or so of self-taught music production, he earned a Certificate in Audio Engineering and Music Production from the Recording Connection Institute in LA. The certificate was gained with a 6 month apprenticeship at Plaid Dog Studios in Allston. John has gained additional experience acting as the current music manager at The Ravens Nest in Walpole MA, touring and recording an album with The Daybreakers Band (as an official band member for two years), opening for The Beach Boys and Three Dog Night, producing an album for M. Curly

The release of John Hanson's first professional album next year is sure to put this local talent on a larger map. His drive and musical prowess compliment an original voice. Stay tuned to this artist as he continues to grow, you will be glad you did. 

 

Video:

Trenches - John Hanson Project - Trenches Official Video

come to the surface

Offbeat Motif live 2-18-2016

Live at VIVA on Thayer St. in Providence RI. OFFBEAT MOTIF performing Come to the Surface acoustic style. Written by John Hanson. All rights reserved. offbeatmotifband.com

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John Hanson solo January 2017

John Hanson solo submission to NPR Tiny Desk contest 2017

There's More Here (lyric video)

John Hanson solo production (for ROOFTOP project, released in Spring 2014)

Lyrics and music by John Hanson. Vegan Zombie Records. ROOFTOP Musty Rustic EP available NOW! Streaming on Spotify! For sale on iTunes:  Copyright owned by John Hanson for "There's More Here" as published on Musty Rustic EP by Vegan Zombie Records, designed and packaged by Discmakers and licensed through CD Baby for commercial use.

 

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Press

PRESS on OFFBEAT MOTIF Album

"a melodic, harmonious four piece rock band specializing in their blend of gritty classic rock, blues and alternative rock with pop, jam band, rap and punk themes. Hence the name: they are eclectic"

http://indieminded.com/2015/07/indie-band-spotlight-offbeat-motif/

"a blend of rock, punk, surf and grunge—their music is aggressive but accessible, traditional without being tired"

http://www.wbru.com/home-brud-sessions-offbeat-motif/

"They certainly make a strong promise for more to come"

http://www.nomoredivision.com/indie-music-album-reviews/offbeat-motif-offbeat-motif

http://hometownweekly.net/medfield-natives-release-first-album-p14346-143.htm

http://wemfradio.com/2015/05/05/1-two-3-show-5-5-15/

http://thestudiocellar.com/episodes/2015/5/9/5-10-2014-offbeat-motif

http://musicartiste.net/2015/05/17/backs-against-the-wall-by-offbeat-motif/

Press on John Hanson

http://hometownweekly.net/index143.htm

http://musicartiste.net/2014/01/29/drought-by-johnny-rooftop/

CONTACT

johnHansonproject@gmail.com

508 523 2512

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John Hanson - songwriter and music fanatic

John Hanson - songwriter and music fanatic

John Hanson at the Baseball Tavern overlooking Fenway Park playing Ben E King's classic Stand By Me
John Hanson Project, Go On album art (by Carolyn A Pappas)

John Hanson Project, Go On album art (by Carolyn A Pappas)

John Hanson Project Live at Fete Music Hall

John Hanson Project Live at Fete Music Hall

John Hanson Project ‘EPK’

JHP’s debut album is titled Go On. It’s rock that proves to be both ambitious and accessible. Versatile songwriting with the consistency of a melodic, familiar feeling through the blaring distorted power of “Trenches” to the acoustic “Sailing the Drift,” the poppy “Get Over It,” or the brooding “Broken Man,” the music has drawn comparisons to artists like REM, Arctic Monkeys, Foo Fighters, and Elliot Smith. John Hanson's voice and guitar lead the way with mixtures of acoustic and electric guitar, piano, synthesizer and horns built on the foundation of bass and drums. John has been cutting his teeth with his live band in Boston and Providence and they have built a small but very loyal following. John Hanson Project, coined JHP, is positioned to have a productive 2019 promoting the album.  

After about six months crafting demos of the chosen songs at the JHP home studio, Go On was recorded at Mad Oak Studios in Allston MA, with parts from the original demos included. Producer Benny Grotto, who has won the prestigious Boston Music Award for producer of the year, joining him for the process were: Mike Levesque (Session Drummer, David Bowie, Natalie Imbruglia), Sean McLauglin (Session Bassist, owner of 38’ Studios in Boston), Dom Tenaglia (engineer at Mad Oak, Session Guitarist, Berklee College student). 

JHP are hosting their own album release party on 1/12/2019 at the Walpole Italian American Club for those who are local. Tickets are for sale here : https://johnhansonproject.ticketleap.com/john-hanson-project-album-release-party/ 

John Hanson has humble beginnings. An eager music fanatic who began to pen songs and soon after set about recording them on his Dad’s old 4 track tape machine. This type of activity continued, although the technology changed from a digital 8 track to the limitless Pro Tools/DAW. At this point he has been writing and recording for over 17 years. Accumulating expertise over time, John is releasing his highly anticipated debut studio album at the age of 33. 

For some more history, John began hosting open mic's regularly at the age of 19 and began playing covers and originals at local bars. This lead to the formation of the rock band OFFBEAT MOTIF in 2012 who played in the Boston Music scene at clubs including the legendary Middle East, Thunder Road, Hard Rock Cafe, Copperfield's, PA's Lounge and Sally O'Brien's. The band released a self-titled EP in 2015 and was the "Home Brewed feature artist" on WBRU 95.5 FM, a premier alternative rock station in Providence RI. With radio play on multiple FM stations, online features, and print press, and hundreds of physical sales, the album was a local success. 

John has released over 80 songs online on Soundcloud and Bandcamp. He estimates that he's written over 2,000 songs. He records the demos at his home studio, playing the bass, drums and keyboard, and through this practice became well versed in the recording process. After a decade or so of self-taught music production, he earned a Certificate in Audio Engineering and Music Production from the Recording Connection Institute in LA. The certificate was gained with a 6 month apprenticeship at Plaid Dog Studios in Allston. John has gained additional experience acting as the current music manager at The Ravens Nest in Walpole MA, touring and recording an album with The Daybreakers Band (as an official band member for two years), opening for The Beach Boys and Three Dog Night, producing an album for M. Curly

The release of John Hanson's first professional album next year is sure to put this local talent on a larger map. His drive and musical prowess compliment an original voice. Stay tuned to this artist as he continues to grow, you will be glad you did. 

 

Performed live at Fete in Providence RI

John Hanson Project debut performance at Dusk in Providence.

Shawn Tuttle (percussion), Dan Watson (bass), Melissa Sawyer (vocals)