FRANK HANNON has had an illustrious 35 year career in music. From the club days as a teenage guitar wiz, to making platinum selling albums with TESLA, as well as recording and touring as a singer/ songwriting solo artist. 2016 marks ten years of recording eclectic solo music from the albums “Guitarz From Marz” “Gypsy Highway“ “Six String Soldiers” “100 Proof Live” and “World Peace“. Each album contains diverse songs and styles loved by his loyal fans.
LATEST RELEASE: “NEVER SLOWIN’ DOWN”
Born and raised in Northern California during the 1960’s and 70’s some of my biggest musical influences came from what was known back then as the “San Francisco Sound”. Great artists like Credence Clearwater Revival, Jefferson Airplane, It’s a Beautiful Day and the Grateful Dead all had a sound that mix psychedelic rock-n-roll with county music and rootsy folk influences. My new single “Never Slowin’ Down” reminds me of those San Francisco artists that influenced me.
FRANK HANNON, singer / songwriter
Apart from being a founding member and lead guitarist of the band TESLA, Frank Hannon is also a singer / songwriter as well as a producer. Having a passion for all genres of music, he produces many solo albums and recordings for other artists in his RedHawk Records recording studio in Northern California.
Playing Electric and Acoustic guitar, Piano, B3 organ, Bass and just about any instrument he can get in his hands, Frank loves to experiment with Blues, Country, Folk and Jamming improvising styles beyond what he is most famous for in the “Rock” genre. His mother introduced him to to psychedelic sounds of Jimi Hendrix, Grateful Dead, and others from the San Francisco era as a child, then he developed his loved for hard rock throughout high school in the 80’s. In recent times, Frank and company have come full circle as TESLA is touring with their pals Def Leppard again some 30 years later, and Frank is tapping into the influences of his childhood roots with his solo music.
“What I love about music is you can always learn something new..especially from the roots of old music…I will be 50 years old this year and musically it is the best time of my life!” ~ Frank Hannon