"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)
Will Hanza is a gigging musician, band leader, composer, engineer and music director for theatre based in New York City.
The song "Trust" was given Honorable Mention for best rock song at the 25th Annual Mid-Atlantic Song Contest. (2008/2009)
Offered a spot on the Millennium Music Conference XIII's Compilation CD (2009)
Sonicbids "Spotlight Artist" February 5, 2008
Garageband.com "Song of the Day" January 20th, 2008 (for the song "Ambiosynthesis")
Unsunghero.com "Artist of the Day" December 20th, 2007 (for the song "Trust")
Recently was on the front page of gothamist.com for playing at the NYC Marathon in November.
Named "Featured Artist" by The Deli Magazine (Feb-Mar. 2007)
MusiciansOnly.net (April-May 2007) and by Jamwave.com in 2006. Also had 2 songs hit #1 on Jamwave's charts for both "Trying to Keep This" and "The Game"
Featured on the UpbeatRadio Podcast for "Life Under a New Star"
Featured promo for Sonicbids' Buzzcast theme (commercial voice over w/ original music)
Radio play: WMIR, WTPA, WQXA, WDIY, WMVL, KERX, WAMX, WEGW, WHBR, WAQX & 25,000+ internet plays on Myspace, Jamwave.com, iSound, Rhapsody, Moozikoo Radio, Indie Revolution Radio Show, Unsigned Rock Zone, INDIE104 ~ iRADIO LA, BandRadio, The Befuddled Universe, Campus Authority, AF Radio, others.
Previously, collaborated with Platinum songwriter Mark Mangold (Cher; Drive, She Said) as well as Sam Endicott of The Bravery.
Played at Central Park for the U.N. International Day of Peace, the 2005 & 2006 New York City Marathon (on Bedford Ave. in Williamsburg, Brooklyn).
Opened for Marc Ford (Black Crowes) at Tobacco Road in NYC and Suzanne Vega at Stephen's Talkhouse in Montauk, NY.
Past theatre projects include "Equus"; "A Lullaby"; (with Joshua Allen Park); "A Total Eclipse" (Mickey Dolenz, Austin Pendelton, Joshua Allyn Park)