Randy Hansen ( Jimi Hendrix Tribute )

Randy Hansen ( Jimi Hendrix Tribute )

Sat, October 5, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 10:30 pm)

$15 - $20

This event is 21 and over

For VIP rentals please email rachel@jazzbones.com 

Randy Hansen
Randy Hansen
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
Venue Information:
2803 6th Avenue
Tacoma, WA, 98406