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We are so stoked to have our brother Will Hanza of Escaper back on No Simple Road this week!
Escaper was formed in 2015 by Will Hanza (guitar, vocals) as a musical collective that pushed creative freedom. Joined in 2017 by Phil Kadet (keys, vocal), the band has become known for fun and fiery sets throughout northeast venues and music festivals. The band has welcomed sit-ins with members of bands such as the Disco Biscuits, Brazilian Girls, Thievery Corporation, Rubblebucket, Dopapod, Cabinet, Turkuaz and more. They have previously shared bills at Brooklyn Bowl with Jon Fishman (Phish), Karl Denson, and many other top performers.
After a hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic, they have been joined by drummer Sam Crespo and bassist Luke Bemand. Crespo and Bemand bring a wealth of experience to the band; Crespo tours with notable future jam act Space Bacon, while Bemand handles the low end for heavy groove trio, lespecial.
The band recently released the EP, “Spaceship”, which was a collaboration with Telefunken Studios. “Spaceship” is now all streaming and download platforms.
We had a blast talking with Will about:
- playing Phish afterparties and what those crowds bring to the table.
- If reading a crowd and feeling their vibe is a learned skill or are you just born with it.
- What creating the new album ‘Spaceship’ was like.
- His thoughts on practice and if it is simply building memory in order to be able to let go.
- Overcoming your own headspace in order to be able to perform.
- How the “No Shorts On Stage” rule works.
- What gems he found during isolation.
… and so much more!
Head over to www.escapermusic.com for tour info, merch, and more!
INTRO MUSIC PROVIDED BY – WILL HANZA OF ESCAPER
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