Randy Hansen

Randy Hansen

Also known as Hansen, R. Hansen
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.randyhansen.com, http://www.myspace.com/randyhansen-music, http://www.myspace.com/randyhansen-band-usa

Discography of Randy Hansen:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Champagne And Cocaine 3 Audio 1980 Capitol Records
2 Randy Hansen 7 Audio 1980 Capitol Records
3 Randy Hansen 7 Audio 1980 Capitol Records
4 Randy Hansen 7 Audio 1980 Capitol Records

U.S. guitarist, born December 8, 1954 in Seattle, Washington. His music appeared in the 1979 film "Apocalypse Now", and his debut album was released in 1980 on Capitol Records. Hansen's Hendrix act first came to prominence with Randy Hansen's Machine Gun (1977–80), with Larry Epperly on bass guitar and Tim Kelliher on drums (Kelliher later did sessions for guitarist Daniel Jones in his band 7th Order, whose session personnel also included British guitarist Martin Pugh and veteran American rock guitarist Geoff Thorpe). All three had previously been in a band called Kid Chrysler and the Cruisers. Hansen's Machine Gun performed on bills with Heart, The Kinks, Stevie Ray Vaughan and others, and were written up by Rolling Stone magazine and Guitar Player magazine. After his debut album, his emphasis continued to be on original releases emulating the Jimi Hendrix style of composition, in addition to including large numbers of Hendrix compositions in his live shows. He had a brief stint in the 1980's with a band that played a more contemporary style but, failing to gain a record contract of note, quickly returned to his main source of success as a Hendrix imitator, including a short series of concerts with a band that included the original Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer, Mitch Mitchell. In the 1990's and into the 2000's, Hansen has increasingly turned to Europe for his live show tour dates due to greater interest from that market. He headlined a bill on July 26 2008, in Mannheim Germany, with Love Street (Doors tribute) and Buried Alive Band (Janis Joplin tribute) as openers. He continues to live and play locally in Seattle and around the US. Hansen has three self-released CDs of original music in print and available online: "Old Dogs New Tricks", "Good Intentions" and "Tower of Love".

Randy toured and performed with 100’s of the most talented musicians in the industry.

Carmen Appice

Ritchie Blackmore

John Bonjovi

Beach Boys

Randy Castillo

Tony Coleman

Blue Oyster Cult

Mike DeRosier

Rick Derringer

Roger Fisher

Steve Fossen

Gregg Fox

Billy Gibbons

Guns and Roses

Sammy Hagar

Eddie Van Halen

Herbie Hancock


Leon Hendrix

Dusty Hill

Jeff Kathen

Sam Kinison

KZOK Spike O'Neil

KZOK Bob Rivers

Julian Lennon

Julie Mains

Goldy McJohn

John Melencamp

Mitch Mitchell

Buddy Miles

Steve Miller

Eddie Money


Aury Moore

Jamie Moses

Jeff Pilson

Noel Redding

Paul Rodgers

Uli Jon Roth

Bob Segar

Evan Sheeley

Joe Shikany

Jeff Scott Soto

Lynn Sorensen

Pat Travers

Stevie Ray Vaughn

Joe Walsh

Alan White

Don Wilson

+ many more...

My Beloved Friend

Buddy Miles.

It is with heartfelt sadness that I learned of Buddy’s passing today 2/27/08. We spent many pleasant hours together on and off the gig. He filled my soul with great music and I will miss him so very much.

You are in my heart and soul eternally. May you and Jimi play together forever in heaven.

Peace and Love,

Randy Hansen

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